Spring is finally in the air for us New Yorkers, and lets hope that it stays! It is amazing how this city comes alive at the first sign of warmer weather. It makes me realize how much I love living here and enjoying all the excitement around the change of seasons. Each season I try and make a small bucket list of a few activities that I want to check off my list. I thought it would be fun to share with you all and encourage you to do the same wherever you live! Hopefully this is helpful for those who live in or are visiting NYC, I know I am always looking for new things to try.
On this particular day Matt, Hadley and I headed to the Central Park Zoo, which is a fun place to walk around and shoot. I love the colors in this topper coat as well as the ties on this top! I added a touch of pink in my shoes to create the perfect transitional outfit for spring. In additional to Central Park which is a no brainer, here are a few other activities to consider when in the city.
- Grab drinks on the rooftop of the Met – This has been on my list for awhile now, so I am determined to make it happen! There is a quaint little cocktail bar on the roof of the Met that overlooks Central Park. It is the perfect place to grab a drink after work and watch the sunset with a gorgeous view.
- Take a cooking class at the Natural Gourmet Institute – While this activity is both indoor and outdoor, they offer a cooking class where you go to the Union Square farmer’s market and shop for fresh, in season items to make your meal. I took this class with my Mother-In-Law over the winter a year or so ago and it remains one of our favorite activities to date!
- Smorgasburg – Take the subway or ferry (my favorite way) over to Williamsburg, Brooklyn on a Saturday for their flea and food market. Tons of local vendors set up shop creating a super fun atmosphere to walk around, grabs small bites to eat, a beer and shop!
- Kayak on the Hudson river – This activity is free of charge and a fun and different way to see the city skyline. Located downtown on Pier 26 you are able to take out a kayak for about a half hour. It is a fun date activity or to even go with a group of friends.
- Rent bikes – Whether it be the City Bikes located around the city, a bike rental in Central Park or an actual bike shop, getting out on a bike is the best way to see the city. We love biking over to the West Side highway, packing a picnic and enjoying laying out on the grass watching the sunset.