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Things to Do in NYC This Season

The Best New York City Activities

There are many benefits to traveling to New York City, but the greatest part is the magnitude of nearby attractions. When you stay at Hotel Wales, you're placed in the cultural center of the world with adventure found on every corner. Whether you’re in town for an entire week or a quick getaway, your itinerary is going to fill up quickly.

Explore the Upper East Side using our neighborhood guide, and plan your visit around our top picks for the best things to do in the spring in NYC below.


Sports fans visiting the city in the spring are in luck: The New York Knicks and the New York Mets have games taking place throughout the season. As the last of the cold weather starts to fade, the Knicks' home arena, Madison Square Garden, offers an iconic indoor venue for an afternoon or evening of excitement. Catch a Mets game at the outdoor Citi Field, perfect for the warmer spring days.

Art & Museums

Within a short range of our Upper East Side hotel are some of the world’s most renowned museums. Take in the energizing spring atmosphere during a stroll around Central Park as you walk between iconic Manhattan museums like The Met, Met Breuer, the Guggenheim, or the American Museum of Natural History. Discover more area museums using our museum guide.

Cherry Blossoms

The sudden bloom of cherry blossoms is a hallmark of spring in the city. Walk the colorful paths of Central Park and witness these beautiful trees during the spring. Other popular destinations for viewing cherry blossoms in the city include the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx.

Rooftop Bars

One of the best parts of the spring in the city is that the stunning rooftop bars found around town finally re-open for the season. A hidden gem in the Upper East Side, the Met Museum's Cantor Roof Garden Bar opens beginning in May and offers an open-air setting with incredible views of Central Park and the Manhattan skyline. Travel a little further downtown and experience classic Midtown rooftop bars like the Monarch Lounge, Spyglass Rooftop Bar, and The Skylark.

Hotel Wales makes the perfect starting point for the best spring activities in the city. Reserve your stay with us today!

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