Fri, May 24, 2019
Springtime in NYC is often overlooked for autumn and the winter holidays, and it wasn’t until I lived here that I realized how wonderful springtime is in the city! New York is full of gardens, as big as the rolling 250 acres of New York Botanical Garden and as small the West Side Community Garden, tucked away between brownstones on W 89th St. Tulips and cherry blossoms grow like weeds in this city and come late April, it seems the whole city is bursting with blooms! The air smells like peonies and dew and all you need is a light jacket…can you tell I love springtime?
The best time to visit New York for optimal spring weather and peak blooms is the last weekend in April or the first weekend in May. This is usually when the tulips are on their way out and the cherry blossoms are on their way in and you’ll get to see them both in all their glory! The weather this time of the year is usually mid 60’s and perfect for jeans and a t-shirt or dress and a jacket. Obviously, the best part of spring is the weather and the gardens, so below I will list the best ones to visit during your time here. And because the weather is so pleasant outside, a lot of the activities I would recommend for spring are the same that I would recommend for summer. So for this blog post, I will stick to spring specific activities like the city gardens, but you should also reference my NYC summer blog post when I post it in June for a more general list of things to do in spring as well!