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Pack up your winter coat, fold away your oversized scarves and get ready to embrace spring time in New York City. The vibe across town is so exciting and refreshing and it’s time to join the New Yorkers in using every excuse to be outdoors — from picnicking in Central Park and walking the High Line in Chelsea to experiencing new rooftop restaurants all over the Big Apple. The list of reasons to visit New York City this spring blossom like the tulips along Park Avenue.

Photo by Jorge Serra

To inspire your urban spring getaway, our Loews Regency New York team recommends these top 8 things to do in New York City during the spring season:

photo by Staci Agrapides

1. “I love to stroll through Battery Park with my wife and daughters and take in the views of Brooklyn, Staten Island and New Jersey. We usually make our way to Gigino Ristorante at nearby Wagner Park for a meal or a glass of wine while gazing at the sailboats passing by or Lady Liberty with the sunset on her back.” —David Moreno, Chef Concierge

2. “My pick is Smorgasburg in Williamsburg! There are about 100 local New York vendors serving amazing food so it’s a foodie’s paradise. It’s also in a beautiful location overlooking Manhattan and the New York skyline. Get there early to try the Ramen burger (the hamburger buns are actually ramen).” —David Cooper, Access Sales Manager

3.  “I love going to rooftops and seeing New York from the very top while enjoying a cold glass of rose.” —Elizabeth Galvis, Social Sales and Service Manager

Photo by Jorge Serra

4. “I love Dumbo Waterfront walks and a boozy rooftop brunches. Oh, and I love a good a picnic in Central Park while sipping some rosé and snacking on fresh fruit”
Jorge Serra, Catering Sales Manager

5. “You can’t beat the High Line for a stroll up or down the west side of the city. It’s also a great place to picnic if you head up there early to grab a spot. When the weather warms up, you can hang out and catch some sun — surrounded by greenery and with great views of the river.” Gabrielle Lewis, Event Sales and Services Manager

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The High Line

6. “The Beer Garden in Astoria is my spring pick, for great food and drinks and a laidback atmosphere. You can go with a group or just with a friend, and you’ll likely make even more friends by the end of the night. The outdoor picnic tables and live music make it kid-friendly on weekends, too.”—David Klimkowski, Assistant Director of Front Office

7. “Walking around the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir while looking at the trees blooming against the cityscape.” —Christopher Boulos, Director of Sales

8. “Getting a cup of iced coffee from my favorite neighborhood spot and sitting on a bench for people-watching and admiring the diversity of NYC culture and fashion!”
Erica Coltun, Area Director of Public Relations