Although this past winter has been relatively snow-free and a bit milder than usual, most New Yorkers are full of anticipation as the coming season is almost upon us. It’s just about time to shed those winter layers for good, not just for a teaser few days, and start enjoying the many sights, sounds, and events that can be found throughout the city.
If you’re looking for some fun things to do this spring in New York City, consider these:
- Parks – There’s nothing like enjoying the newly budding flowers and trees as you walk through one of New York’s parks. Take a stroll, throw a Frisbee or simply lay on a blanket and watch the clouds go by. There’s something for everyone and it doesn’t cost a thing.
- Festivals – Whether you like music, art or food, there’s a festival you’re likely to want to put on your to-do list this spring. You can check out the Tribeca Film Festival, the Macy’s Flower Show or the Electric Daisy Carnival, among many others.
- Outdoor restaurants – Chances are you don’t have to go very far to find some delicious grub that you can enjoy al fresco. Restaurants all over the city are setting up tables for outdoor dining at this time of the year and it’s a great way to get a good meal while also taking advantage of the nice weather. Some restaurants will even let you bring your dog.
- Food Trucks – No need to even pop into a restaurant. Simply scout out some of the many food trucks around the city with interesting and varied cuisine and then find a place to sit outside while you enjoy your meal.
- Street Fairs – Many neighborhoods plan their own street fairs where you can get outside, meet your neighbors and have some fun. It’s a great way to spend an afternoon.
- Flea Markets – Whether you’re looking for vintage clothing or antiques, you’re sure to enjoy strolling through one of the city’s many flea markets.
If you’re wondering how you’ll fit in the many interesting sights and sounds that New York has to offer during the spring, consider ways to cut back on your to-do list so you have more free time at the end of the day or on the weekends. Delegate tasks that can get done by others, such as cleaning your apartment or hiring a professional messenger to deliver documents for you. If there are things you have to do yourself, plan in advance so you can tackle them in the most efficient manner. And remember that sometimes you just need to give yourself a break from the daily grind to get out and have fun – it’ll help reduce stress and will lift your mood.