This winter has not been what New Yorkers have come to expect from recent years. The temperatures have gotten chilly, but never truly cold and we barely saw any snow flurries, let alone a blizzard. After last years ‘Snowpocalypse,’ this season has been weak, to say the least. And if you are hoping that it will turn around and NYC will become a winter wonderland yet again, don’t get too excited. With forecasts for this weekend calling for sunny skies and temperatures reaching up to 60 degrees on Sunday, I’m willing to admit that spring has come. And boy, am I thrilled.
It’s not that I have anything against winter in New York. I mean, you have the lighting of the Rockefeller Christmas Tree, and a snowy Central Park is one of the most picturesque scenes that The Big Apple has to offer, but it’s cold. Often, too cold. But now that the weather is warming, there is no more bundling up just to go down the block or avoiding long walks to keep out of the cold. Now, we can take off our hats and gloves and leave our big coats behind; spring is here!
If you’re lucky enough to be spending time in Manhattan for this beautiful weekend, then get ready for some fantastic activities. There are always a ton of things to do in New York, but this weekend seems to have an extra boost to it with the way that the weather is shaping up. So, without further ado, here are a few of the best ideas for your weekend schedule:
Armory Arts Week:
The Armory Show in New York has a fantastic display of contemporary and modern art exhibits. Whether you are an art enthusiast or a first timer, this show has something for you. If you hop off our Uptown Loop at Columbus Circle and walk west to the piers, you’ll have no problem finding this fantastic event. The show begins today, Thursday March 8th, and continues through Sunday the 11th.
Chinatown Restaurant Week
17 restaurants are participating in this year’s Chinatown Restaurant Week, which is set to kick off on Friday, March 9th. This nine day event will help celebrate the Chinese culture and present nice discounts for traditional Chinese cuisine. If you’re hungry this weekend, hop off of our Downtown Loop at the Chinatown stop and eat up!
Big East Men’s Basketball Tournament
Are you a sports fan? Well the Big East Tournament, college basketball’s premiere conference championship, is a must see. Thursday all day, as well as Friday and Saturday night, The World Most Famous Arena will host some of the most exciting athletes in the nation as they all vie for the crown. Just hop off our Downtown Loop at the Macy’s/Madison Square Garden stop, and don’t forget your tickets!
With the weather warm and the sun shining bright, this weekend will be a fantastic time to grab your family and friends to sit atop our world famous double-decker buses. The All Loops Tour includes our Uptown Loop, Downtown Loop, Brooklyn and Night tours, and your tickets will be valid for the whole weekend! (Tickets valid for 48 hours) Do you want to know the best part about hoping on and hoping off of our bus tours this weekend? You can hop right off of our bus and be within walking distance of all of the above suggestions!
Don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity to see all of the sights and experience a wonderful weekend in New York City.