In New York's Botanical Garden it's spring all year round, but the botanists have worked extra-hard to make sure the Botanical Garden is truly spectacular in the springtime. Visit the Orchid Show and admire thousands of orchids in an endless variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. Come nighttime, all the orchids are illuminated in a dazzling light display, which makes this a great spot for a romantic night out.
Friends, spring-breakers, countrymen, lend me your ears-spring marks the arrival of William Shakespeare in Central Park, and best of all, tickets are free! However, they're also in high demand. Head to the Delacorte Theater before it opens in the morning to line up for the chance to score tickets for a performance later that evening. If you're lucky enough to snag them, this is the perfect way to introduce kids to the fantastic work of William Shakespeare.
Head to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden for another floral delight, the Cherry Blossom Festival. This traditional Japanese festival marks the start of spring. The garden hosts a remarkable range of performances amongst the blossoms, including samurai swordsmiths and Japenese rock bands. You'll even have a chance to take part in a traditional tea ceremony.
Head to Coney Island for a day out at New York's iconic fairground. Many of the rides on Coney Island's Luna Park are closed in winter but spring catches these beloved fairground rides shaking off their slumber. Make sure to ride the Cyclone, Coney Island's iconic rollercoaster.
New Yorkers adore Macy's Flower Show, as do a growing number of travelers who've discovered this insider secret. Admire delightful flower arrangements designed according to each year's unique mythical themes. Experience all the delights of a sprawling English garden inside a New York city department store. What's not to love?