New York is known as one of the largest and busiest city of the United states of America. It is also considered one of the most cosmopolitan cities of the world. People from all over the world come to see its Broadway performances, shop & dine as well as visit its iconic sites such as Liberty statue, Central Park and much more. New York entertain its visitors in all weathers, but in spring it leaves a great impact on them. Spring season is always full of excitement for new Yorkers, as sun comes out, the flowers start to bloom, weather gets cozy and winter blues just blow away, at this time of the year more tourists come to pay visit and enjoy its spring activities such as food festivals and public fairs, parades, concerts, exhibitions as well as park tours.
Weather condition of Spring 2023 in New York:
The weather condition of spring in New York is usually as same as UK (cool and balmy). In March, sometimes the city also faces snowfall that gives wintry affect. However, end of March to May usually fall for Spring season. The temperature ranges from minimum 1.8º C to a maximum of 21.6º C.
What to wear in Spring in New York?
As we mentioned earlier, weather condition in Spring in New York varies. Sometimes it’s bit cold, while on the other hand, sometime it feels like hot summer days.
- Short and long sleeved sweaters
- Light sweaters on sunny day
- Waterproof warm jackets and coats
- Warm trousers, must be corduroy and jeans (leggings too)
- Winter and summer socks
- Waterproof strong shoes for cold weather, and lighter for warmer weather
- Comfortable sneakers
- Put on sun glasses on sunny days
- Apply sunscreen
It’s better to carry a backpack, while visiting places and wear clothes in layers. For instance, if you’re visiting an indoor place like museums etc. then you can simply take off your warm coats and jackets. While on visiting outdoor places you can use them.
Never Missing things to-do and see in Spring in New York 2023
As we all know, it’s a big city with a lot of stuff to-do and of course, it’s not possible to visit every corner of the city. Therefore, we are giving you some never-missing activities to-do.
Admire the Orchid Show
Flowers are a main ingredient of spring. Every year in Spring, the famous New York Botanical Garden arranges an orchid show which is a combination of multi-colored flowers that showcase thousands of the species of flowers for its visitors. It has been exhibiting orchid show for almost 20 years and getting better day by day.
So feel the beauty of Nature here…!!!
Enjoy Ice Skating
Ice skating is one of the best activity to-do in NYC even during spring time. Bryant Park rink is the only free one in the city, but it usually closes by the end of March. However, Rockefeller Rink stay open still April.
Visit the Flower Show at Macy’s
Every year Jaw-dropping floral display has been held at New York, Chicago and San Francisco since 1946. It starts from March and ends in April. New Yorkers and people from nearby towns come and admire an amazing display of flowers based on particular theme and incredible creations are made with the flowers from different places of the world. The best thing about is that, it’s free floral show and visitors can enjoy it during shopping hours.
Take part in St. Patrick Parade
As we all know, on 17th March Irish celebrates their Patron’s Day. During this period, everything in the city turns green from buildings to clothes and even food and drinks. A long parade takes place in the city and festivities go far beyond the parade. It happens in New York on same day until it occurs on Sunday, in that case it moves to Saturday. It is considered one of the longest standing celebration in the city. This year St. Patrick day falls on March 17th ,2023. The parade starts at 11 am and finishes near 5 pm.
Sakura Matsuri Festival at Brooklyn Botanical Garden
You can enjoy the season of cherry blossom while on a trip to New York. The Brooklyn Botanical Garden arranges a Sakura Matsuri Festival. It is a place where you can enjoy yourself among cherry blossom trees while surrounded by the people dressed up as animated robots and enjoy their live comedy and dance performances. Don’t forget to visit a Japanese Tea room, flea market and an art gallery.
Pay Visit to Luna Park
If you want to recall the childhood days, then Luna Park in Coney Island is a best place to visit which is a home to amazing and exciting rides. It satisfies to all, who crave for thrill and adventure too. Its starts from the second week of April for its visitors.
Take part in Car free Earth Day
Car free Earth day is celebrated every year, the weekend before the Earth day that usually held on April 22nd. It is a day without cars, so people can enjoy the walk in the streets of Big Apple without any fear of running vehicles. The event usually starts from morning 9:00 am till 3:pm (in evening) from Time square to Union square.
Have a hop on Hop off Bus Tour
While Visiting New York in spring Hop on Hop off tour is a best idea to explore the city, especially for those who are visiting for the first time. They are also known as Sightseeing or HOHO buses (that drive through from Manhattan and Brooklyn). These buses stop at various points that you choose to hop on and Hop off.
Admire the outdoor art in NYC
New York city is full of Art and for it you don’t have to go museums to see and admire. In fact, sculptures and photographs can be found in parks such as Central Park, Socrates Sculpture park in Queens, Cadman plaza in Brooklyn and much more.
So these are some of the interesting activities to-do and see during your visit to NYC.