While Central Park was a winter wonderland not too long ago, spring is officially here in NYC! All you need is that first sunny, warm day to go outside, after all. One thing to love about spring in New York is the chance to see all those beautiful flowers bloom. Most importantly, you need to head over to see the spring bloom in Central Park.
Central Park is the ultimate spot to witness the beginning of spring. It’s also where you’ll find the majority of New Yorkers relaxing on a Saturday now. My afternoon stroll on a sunny day began with seeing people enter the park with blankets while children rode scooters. Little League season has started, bikes are out, and there are so many cute dogs enjoying the weather too.
What makes me most excited about being on the East Coast is seeing so many cherry blossom trees. Did you know that a group of The Kwanzan Cherry—also known as the Japanese Cherry—reside behind the Met? These spring trees are also across the park, and they might be my favorite flowers to see! You can also come across these trees scattered throughout the park from the Reservoir’s West Side to the Great Lawn’s southeast corner. You can find more cherry blossom locations on the Central Park website
. In the meantime, take a glimpse of these lovely blossoms in the photos below.
Photo Diary: Watch Spring Bloom in Central Park
What are other great places to see spring finally arriving in NYC? Share your recommendations in the comments below!
Author: Katina Beniaris
Born in Chicago, Katina has always been drawn to cities. She spent her college years in the heart of Chicago studying journalism and she travels to various cities every year for new experiences. When she’s not blogging, you can find her catching up on the latest pop culture sensation on Netflix.