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10 Things For Cougars To Do In NYC This Spring!


As the warmth of spring approaches in the city that never sleeps, NYC becomes a place full of possibilities for fun activities and spectacular sights. Especially for the students who are hoping to escape into a stress-free zone. Spring 2024 in NYC offers a variety of exciting activities for students with diverse interests and within their budget. From enjoying the historical sites of New York, outdoor adventures, and markets filled with delish to exciting activities one can visit. Now, let’s dive into the top 10 things to do in this upcoming spring!

Visit the Cherry Blossoms

To embrace yourself with the mesmerizing beauty of New York City in spring, it is essential to dive into the enchanting world of cherry blossoms. The best place to find cherry blossoms would definitely be in the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, since it’s the home for various living organisms. However, a hidden gem known as Roosevelt Island is also a wonderful spot for viewing the cherry blossoms. You can get there by tram for the same amount as a train, just make sure to bring your metro card!

Explore Central Park

The blossoming beauty of Central Park is best experienced during spring. It transforms into a vibrant tapestry of color and life by the blooming flowers, blossoming trees, and symphony of chirping birds. Additionally, it’s a great spot to have a picnic with your loved ones.

Explore Little Island 

To step into a realm of artistic innovations and nature at the same time, it is a must to visit the Little Island, a floating park on the Hudson River. Breathtaking views are indulged once spring comes featuring vibrant colors and textures embraced with lush greenery.

Walk on the High Line

Bustling city streets combined with a botanic world can be encountered in the High Line in spring. The High Line is an elevated park starting at Gansevoort Street through Chelsea to the northern west side yard on 34th Street. This old rail line is not just a walk, but also an experience filled with sensory and harmony. The underlying convenience is that it is also located close to Little Island, allowing you to visit both areas!

Go To The Statue Of Liberty & Ellis Island

The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of the United States which values freedom and liberty being more notable than any other monument here. It was expressed as a welcome site for immigrants coming to the United States through Ellis Island in the past. This journey is done by ferry which you can take to Battery Park after you have bought a ticket.

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

On March 17, one of the biggest annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade takes place along Fifth Avenue passing by St Patrick’s Cathedral and Central Park- allowing people to experience the New York attractions. From live music and drums to dancers and performers, midtown Manhattan transforms into a big party.

Visit the Special Event as a part of Fifth Avenue Blooms Celebrations

Every weekend during May, Fifth Avenue has a special event to celebrate the captivating beauty of the bloom of flowers. They give free tulips and lollipops containing edible flowers and 24k edible gold. Additionally, coffee or green tea is also offered in participation.

Enter Ladurée Soho 

Looking for the best afternoon tea place? Laduree’s Soho allows you to experience an atmosphere that feels like a movie set filled with delicious drinks and pastries. One of their most iconic ones is the Cherry Blossom pastry which is a perfect delish for the spring. Additionally, you can undergo the dreamy experience of drinking cappuccino under the cherry blossoms. It is located at 398 Broadway, New York, 10012.

Watch the last two games of the season in Madison Square Garden

If you are a passionate basketball fan, this activity will be the most exciting for you. On April 12, the Knicks are facing off against the Nets in Madison Square Garden. Additionally, two days later the Knicks are competing against the Bulls. Make sure to visit these two compelling games.

Watch the Sunset in Brooklyn Bridge Park

Nothing can beat the beauty of a sunset and the best time for a nice picnic under an astounding sky is in spring. Have a nice outdoor day in Brooklyn Bridge Park and finish it off with sightseeing. 

This list does not include all the activities you can do in NYC during the spring, but it for sure includes the best ones! Make sure to spend your spectacular spring with various fun activities and new opportunities for the future.

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