Reasons to Visit NYC This Spring

Travel Inspiration

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.

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Dog-Friendly NYC Activities in Midtown

Travel Inspiration

New Yorkers are experts at pampering their pooches, even bringing them to dog friendly NYC hotels. Case in point: New York Magazine’s latest article on the rise of dog birthday parties. From upmarket grooming to outdoor parks to dog-friendly restaurants, here’s how to spend a day treating your pup to dog friendly NYC activities in Midtown—because man’s best friend deserves a vacation too.

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The Best Holiday Windows in NYC

Holidays, Travel Inspiration

The streets of Midtown Manhattan are never more alive than during the holiday season, when they’re laced with strings of lights and bustling with package-laden shoppers. As a guest at 48LEX, you’re in the perfect position to take full advantage of the festivities. The city’s most glamorous holiday window displays, gilding the windows of world-famous department stores, are all within easy walking distance. To make the most of your Christmas season, check out these festive spectacles.

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How to Spend an Afternoon in Grand Central

Eat + Drink, Travel Inspiration

When New York’s Grand Central Terminal opened a little over 100 years ago, architectural firm Reed and Stem’s plans called for the building of an entire new city surrounding the Beaux-Arts station. While that train-centered city was never fully realized, the station alone is packed with a day’s worth of things to see and do.

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5 Neighborhoods to Explore When You Ride the NYC Ferry

Travel Inspiration

The NYC Ferry is bringing locals and visitors to the city’s once-industrial shores. Along the East River, explore some of New York’s best restaurants, bars and arts. The NYC Ferry connects lower Manhattan with the Brooklyn and Queens waterfronts, making for a more relaxed and scenic way to get around. Skip the subway and hit the spots below when you take the NYC Ferry this summer.

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