Even though the weather still hasn’t warmed up as much as we would like it too, spring has definitely made an appearance. Restaurants have started serving outside, people are starting to leave their parkas at home, and most importantly everyone is in a noticeable better mood.
We thought this was a great opportunity to give our readers some tips on how to get into the spring spirit. There is no better way to kick off spring than getting out of your apartment and participating in some fun spring activities.
Smorgasburg In Williamsburg – East River State Park
Not only is the New York City skyline view amazing, but so is the food. With a wide variety of different vendors, there is something for everyone. We recommend getting a few different things, and then finding a spot to enjoy the food and the view. This place gets pretty packed, but it is a great Saturday activity if you want to get out of the city for a little bit.
They are open Saturdays from 11am-6pm, and they will remain open until fall.
The Highline – Access from 14th-34th street on the West side.
Grab a cup of coffee with a friend or roommate, and do a stroll on the Highline. It is a great way to get out of the city madness, without actually leaving Manhattan. The Highline is an important piece of Manhattan history, and it is definitely something you should check out. You can get some cool photos of the city while youre there, and enjoy some fabulous architecture at the same time.
9th Avenue International Food Festival – 9th Ave, between 42nd and 57th street
This festival is also a great way of spending a spring day in Manhattan. You will be able to try food from all different cultures while enjoying a walk up ninth avenue. We would also recommend you get your food, and then make your way up to Central Park to sit down somewhere. Remember to bring cash, not all vendors will have a credit card option available.
The festival is open from Saturday, May 18th – Sunday, May 19th, 10am-6pm.
Brooklyn Botanical Garden – Entrances: 455 Flatbush Avenue and
990 Washington Avenue
What screams spring more than taking a walk surrounded by newly bloomed spring flowers? Brooklyn Botanical Garden is a great get away from the smelly city, and a great way to get some amazing Instagram photos. It is also a pretty affordable activity that will not break the bank. Adults are $15, but if you are a student you can bring your ID and the ticket is only $8! Also, if you have Fridays off and you can enter before noon, the entry is free.
We hope you found some spring inspiration from this blog post, and that you check some of our suggestions out. Also, we have more great NYC content coming out here on the Alohause blog, so make sure you look out for new posts. We will be posting twice a month.