SpotHero Spring Picks: Our Top 7 Things to Do in NYC This Spring

Spring is here! If you’re like us, you’re ready for the city to emerge from its winter slumber. It’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunny days and warmer temps ahead. Here are seven of our favorite things to do in NYC this spring!

Macy’s Flower Show

Dates: March 26 – April 10

Location: Macy’s Herald Square, 151 W 34th St.

Cost: Free!

Details: Each year, Macy’s Herald Square transforms into breathtaking floral scenes with blooms, fantasy flowers, and lush plants from around the world. Step right up and see the magic of spring bloom before your eyes. There will be several special events and spectacular gardens that bring the magic to life. You can find more details here.

Earth Day Festival at Union Square

Dates: April 16 from 12 – 6 p.m.

Location: Union Square

Cost: Free!

Details: Think of this as an Earth Day block party! This annual outdoor event in Union Square features dozens of exhibitors and vendors, including environmental non-profits, green businesses, live performances, and activities for the whole family. Stay tuned for more details here.

The Frieze New York

Dates: May 17-21

Location: The Shed, 545 W 30th St.

Price: General Admission for adults starts at $76, learn more and purchase here.

Details: The annual international contemporary art fair returns to The Shed for its 11th year, and features art from 65 leading galleries from across the globe. Visitors can view and purchase art, as well as attend talks on art and art history. Get your tickets early, they go fast! You can learn more here.

Visit Little Island

Dates & Times:

Spring (March 13 – May 28): 6 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Summer (May 29 – September 3): 6 a.m. – 12 a.m.

Location: Pier 55 in Hudson River Park

Price: Free!

Details: One of New York’s newest parks is unlike any place you’ve ever seen. A multi-level sensory experience built on an artificial island in the Hudson River, visitors can take in spectacular views, enjoy local flora, experience innovative art and even make music a the park’s installations! Click here to learn more about the park.

Tribeca Film Festival

Dates: June 7-18

Location: Various locations throughout the city

Parking: You can reserve parking near several venues, including Radio City Music Hall, The Beacon, Spring Studios (Festival Hub), Cinepolis Chelsea, SVA Theatre, Regal Cinemas Battery Park, and Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Cost: Varies by the event. You can purchase tickets here.

Details: The Tribeca Film Festival is one of New York’s premier spring events! The festival offers a line-up from independent filmmakers showcasing feature-length and short films, documentaries, and family-friendly films. Typically, festival screenings also feature panel discussions with directors and actors after the film. You can find more info here.

Walk the Highline

Dates & hours:

Spring (April 1 – May 31): 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Summer (June 1 – September 30): 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Location: Access points from Gansevoort to 34th St. (map below)

Cost: Free!

Details: Looking for the perfect spring day activity? Take a stroll on the Highline. What began as an out-of-use railroad trestle has since been converted to one of New York’s most-visited public green spaces. The elevated park stretches 1.45 miles along the west side of Manhattan with several access points along the way. You can find more information here.

Jet off on spring break

If you’re heading out of town for spring break, we wouldn’t hold it against you. Catching a flight? Just remember to reserve your airport parking spot in advance:




Happy spring, New York!