Spring flowers near the bridge in Central Park

Spring Activities in Central Park

There is always plenty to do in Central Park, so consider these activities for a spring visit.

Each season in New York City holds its charms. As the last of the winter snow melts away and the temperatures start to rise, Central Park becomes a place where locals and visitors come to enjoy time outdoors. You could be content to lounge on the grass and do some people watching, but you’ll also find many Central Park activities to indulge in during your stay at Park Lane Hotel.

Central Park becomes a place where locals and visitors come to enjoy time outdoors. You could be content to lounge on the grass and do some people watching, but you’ll also find many Central Park activities to indulge in during your stay at Park Lane Hotel.

Cherry Blossom and Magnolia Trees
After their long winter sleep, Central Park’s gorgeous Cherry Blossom and Magnolia trees begin to bloom. You’ll want to bring your camera to capture the explosion of color. Bring a picnic, or splurge for a luxury delivered picnic and enjoy your meal surrounded by the beauty of spring. 

Visit the Central Park Zoo
The Central Park Zoo is open all year, but spring is an ideal time to visit. It’s not too hot or too cold, so you can take your time exploring the 6.5 acre zoo. While it is on the small side, there is a lot to see including a snow leopard, grizzly bear, and the sea lion pool. Stop by The Rainforest exhibit where you can see lemurs, Victorian crowned pigeons, poison dart frogs, and more. If you’re bringing children to the zoo, don’t forget to visit the Tisch Children’s Zoo where you can get hands-on with potbellied pigs, sheep, and goats.

Enjoy a Boat Ride
What better way to celebrate spring that by spending some time on the water? Head to Loeb Boat House where you can rent a canoe and paddle your way around Lake. If you’re feeling lazy, you can hire a gondola instead, and let someone do the work while you take in the views. Either way, when you’re looking for spring things to do in NYC, this a great option.


Central Park is a beautiful place to spend a spring day in New York City. 

Ride the Carousel
The carousel located near East 65th Street isn’t the same one that originally occupied this spot. In fact, this is the fourth incarnation, but it’s been here since 1950—so that’s pretty impressive. While older kids will likely be unimpressed, young kids may enjoy a spin. Buy some popcorn and drinks before getting in line, because you’ll likely endure a bit of a wait.

Brush Up on Your Hieroglyphics
The fascination with all things Egypt began long before the discovery of King Tut’s tomb in 1922. Victorian families spend holidays climbing pyramids (that was allowed back then) and collecting mementos of anything related to Egypt. It was during that time that Cleopatra’s Needle, an obelisk which is a few thousand years old, made its way from Alexandria, Egypt to New York City. The obelisk, which is covered in hieroglyphic writing, is located near East 81st Street.      It’s one of many interesting object, statues, and memorials found throughout Central Park.

Park Lane Hotel sits adjacent to Central Park, so our guests are steps from all that Central Park has to offer. View our current special offers as you plan your spring visit to New York City.

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