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5 Must-Do Spring Activities in NYC

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By Anjuli Johnson

It’s been a long, freezing winter… but spring has finally arrived here in New York! Now that we’re all leaving hibernation behind, it’s time to rediscover the joys of the city’s outdoors. Here are some ideas to get you started:

1. Walk the High Line
This elevated rail line running along Manhattan’s west side was saved from demolition and turned into a public park. It spans approximately 20 blocks from the Meatpacking District through Chelsea. Escape from the busy streets below and bask in the city’s newfound warmth.

2. Have a picnic or eat brunch outside
Pack a picnic and pick a park – any park! NYC has plenty of cozy outdoor spaces perfect for enjoying a meal. And if you’re into breakfast food, you can easily find a delicious brunch spot with outdoor seating.

3. Take the Central Park TV & Movie Sites Tour
What better way to explore sprawling Central Park than on a guided tour of filming locations from your favorite movies and TV shows? You’ll get to know the park while seeing famous filming sites from movies including When Harry Met Sally, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, and Enchanted.

4. Hop on a Citi Bike
Rent a bike from NYC’s bike-share program, Citi Bike. You can see more of the city on two wheels than you can on two feet. And Central Park has plenty of roads for biking if you’d rather stay off the crowded city streets.

5. See the Rockettes’ New York Spring Spectacular
The New York Spring Spectacular, starring Laura Benanti, Derek Hough, and, of course, the Rockettes, is running from now until May 7th at Radio City Music Hall. It’s a can’t-miss musical celebration of spring in NYC!

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About the writer: Anjuli has been a TV/movie fangirl for as long as she can remember and a loyal OLTer since she was 16. She loves most television shows, but some of her favorites are Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Blacklist, and Person of Interest. She enjoys tracking down productions on the streets of NYC and probably spends too much time thinking about the lives of fictional characters.

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