Outdoor brunch, the start of baseball season, and cherry blossoms—what’s not to love about the New York in the spring? As temperatures rise, locals shed their winter coats and head outdoors, from Central Park in Manhattan to Yankee Stadium in the Bronx. Here are Hotel 48LEX’s five reasons why spring is the best time to visit New York.
Purchase Affordable Art
Subway from Hotel 48LEX: 19 minutes
Discover 67 local, national, and international exhibitors at the Affordable Art Fair NYC. From March 28-31, the fair offers a diverse and curated selection of works by more than 400 contemporary artists, ranging from just $100 up to $10,000.
Metropolitan Pavilion: 125 W 18th St., New York, NY 10011
Dine Outside in Central Park
Subway from Hotel 48LEX: 9 minutes (10 minute walk into Central Park from subway)
The moment temperatures rise, locals put away their coats and head outdoors. Follow suit with a meal outdoors in Central Park at the iconic Loeb Boathouse, the American restaurant known for its amazing lakeside setting in the middle of Central Park.
Loeb Boathouse: E 72nd St. & Park Drive North, New York, NY 10021
Catch a Game at Yankee Stadium
Subway from Hotel 48LEX: 32 minutes
Whether you’re rooting for them or against them, everybody who knows baseball knows the Yankees. Consider skipping a seat and getting a ticket for the outfield bleachers (just $18-23); here, “Bleacher Creatures,” the team’s most dedicated fans, sit together in Section 203.
Yankee Stadium: 1 E 161st St., Bronx, NY 10451
Or at Citi Field
Subway from Hotel 48LEX: 41 minutes
Head to Citi Field in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park in Queens. Completed in 2009, it is the home field of the New York Mets. Don’t miss a chance to spend an afternoon here exploring the entire park, which includes the Unisphere, installed in the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and the Queens Museum, home to the famous Panorama of the City of New York.
Citi Field: 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens, NY 11368
See the Cherry Blossoms in Full Bloom
Subway from Hotel 48LEX: 43 minutes
Brooklyn’s annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is an unmissable spring event in New York City. Celebrate Japanese culture while being surrounded by blooming, pink-petal trees, considered one of the best things to do outside Manhattan.
Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 990 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11225
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