7 Parks To See Cherry Blossoms In NYC

Cherry Blossoms are in bloom during April. Here's our favorite places to visit

December 21, 2022

7 Parks To See Cherry Blossoms In NYC

When most people think of flowers and nature they don't usually think of NYC. But during April the cherry blossoms are beautiful and not to be missed. There are flowers all over the city, if you know where to look. Here's 7 of our favorite parks to visit.

Central Park
  1. Central Park

Cherry blossoms are one of the beautiful signs that spring is coming to New York. Central Park is one of the best places to see them. In April there are hundreds of cherry trees blooming along the lake in the middle of the park. This year Central Park started a Cherry Blossom tour where you can learn about the trees with a park expert. If you’re interested you can book it here. But even if you don’t do the tour, you can still enjoy the blossoms with a casual stroll through the park.

Prospect Park
  1. Prospect Park

Prospect Park is like Central Park … but a lot more local. It’s biggest park in Brooklyn and because it’s in Brooklyn, it has a lot more life to it. 526-acre Prospect Park was created but the same designers who created Central Park: Frederick Olmstead and Calvery Vaux. It’s gorgeous views and lush green space make it a local favorite for families and roller skaters.

New York Botanical Gardens
  1. New York Botanical Garden

WIth 250 acres of plant varieties, The New York Botanical Garden is revered as one of NYC’s greatest cultural landmarks. Located in the Bronx and with a dedicated stop on the Metro North train line, this oasis is one of the easiest attractions to get to. Founded in 1891 the NYBG holds one of the largest botanical and conservation studies in the world, with year round beautiful exhibits that attracts over a million visitors each year.

Governors Island
  1. Governors Island

A free 7 min ferry ride is all it takes to get to this island off the island (of Manhattan). Governor’s Island is a local oasis. During the height of the pandemic this island was a popular getaway when people went to enjoy some green space and enjoy a little getaway. This lush 172-acre island has biking paths and a new spa named QC spa.

Little Island

  1. Little Island

One of New York's newest attraction, Little Island, opened to the public in May 2021 and created a new "floating" green space. Little Island is off located in Chelsea above the Hudson Rive. Open from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., the park features lawns, colorful trees and shrubs, and a secret garden. The park is free to enter daily, but must be reserved for afternoon entry and closing times.

Riverside Park
  1. This beautiful 4 mile waterfront park stretches from 72nd Street to 158th Street along the Hudson River on Manhattan's Upper West Side. This is a great area to walk and relax from the Upper West Side all the way up to Washington Heights. For anyone who knows the movie “You've Got Mai” the 91st promenade is the spot where Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan revealed their true selves.

Brooklyn Bridge Park
  1. Brooklyn Bridge Park

Some urban parks are designed to recreate rustic gardens and preserve beautiful forests. But Brooklyn Bridge Park isn't, and that's what makes it so popular. There is a 1920’s restored carousel called Jane’s Carousel, and a playground and sports facility at Pier 5. During the summer there are outdoor movies and this is one of the best places to watch the fireworks on the 4th of July.

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