Best Places To View The Cherry Blossoms in NYC
It is that time of year where the cherry blossoms are in full bloom, lining the city streets with beautiful, pink cheerfulness! Immersing yourself in nature is proven to reduce stress, so spending an afternoon strolling beneath some beautiful cherry blossoms is a great way to spend time outside with friends or family! We have found some great places with numerous cherry blossom lined paths- keep reading to find out more.
If you live uptown, visiting Central Park this time of year is nothing short of beautiful! The reservoir loop is 1.58 miles, and is a perfect distance to get those steps in. Grab your friends and get moving! If you love brunch, why not take a stroll this weekend followed by your favorite uptown brunch spot?!
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The Riverside Park Cherry Walk In Morningside Heights
This walk lined by beautifully blooming cherry blossoms spans along the Hudson River from 72nd street up to 158th street. There is nothing short of refreshing nature views on this walk as you have the beautiful cherry blossoms lining the water! Did you know that Riverside Park is one of eight scenic landmarks in NYC?
An afternoon trip to Roosevelt Island is a great way to feel like you have left the city for a few hours. The landscaping is just beautiful! There are plenty of grass filled areas for you to sit down and read a book, lounge with friends or play with your kids!
New York Botanical Garden
If you are a true nature lover, there is no better time than to visit the New York Botanical Garden than in the springtime! You can spend the entire day immersed in beautiful green, blooming nature! And, if you are a fan of the arts, there is a fantastic Kusama exhibit currently at the NYBG, but be sure to purchase tickets for it! If you would like to learn more about the Kusama exhibit, check out our previous blog post.
Carl Schurz Park
Carl Schurz Park is located very close to many of Glenwood’s Upper East Side buildings. The beautiful cherry blossoms line the entrance, which brings you to a beautiful walking path along the East River. This is a great place to take a run or walk with your family or friends!