With the sun out, birds chirping and flowers blooming, New York has hung up its winter coat in exchange for a light jacket. Spring in New York presents a whole new side to the city – especially with children in tow. Here are the best things to do with kids in NYC this spring.
Cherry blossom viewing is a gorgeous way of getting to know the city, particularly with so many stunning locations to take your pick from. The two most popular spots to see the cherry blossoms are the Brooklyn Botanical Garden adjacent to Prospect Park and the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. Photo by official_jolly on Instagram.
Let the children discover a whole new (tiny) world this springtime at Times Square’s Gulliver’s Gate. Inspired by the beloved tales of Jonathan Swift, the 50,000 square foot display is a miniature replication of famous scenes from around the world. Tickets to catch the attraction on a specific day can be found here. Photo by @richiejayok via @abc7ny on Instagram.
America’s national pastime finds its home in NYC’s Yankee stadium. Even if you don’t consider yourself a mouth-foaming baseball fanatic, we know you’ll love all the energy, hot dogs and frothing beer while catching the game while the Yankees square off against visiting teams. Click through for information on how to secure your family’s tickets. Photo by @yankeestadium on Instagram.
Part of The American Museum of Natural History, The Butterfly Conservatory is a wonderful chance for children to learn of the anatomy, evolution, ecology and conservation of these exquisitely beautiful insects. For ticketing and additional information, check out the Butterfly Conservatory website. Photo by @pip_music on Instagram.
NYC with Kids Looking for more kid-friendly activities in NYC? Check out the Roger Smith’s blog for more recommendations on where to explore in the Big Apple.