There are a bunch of things to do in New York in March. It’s the tail end of winter in the Big Apple but it can still be bitterly cold. Here are some of the best attractions and events.
Our Recommendations for New York in March
Usually, spring officially begins on March 21, but NYC in March is still pretty cold. Even so, the city still provides plenty of activities. In this article, we provide you some of the best things you can do here in March.
Our Favorite Things to do in NYC in March
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The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden (February 23 – April 28, 2019)
The New York Botanical Garden has numerous exhibitions throughout the year. During spring, the New York Botanical Garden presents the Orchid Show. In their impressive greenhouse, visitors can admire the beautiful orchids that’s centralized around a theme. Last year’s theme was “Thailand”. We strongly recommend you to marvel at these plants. Details can be found in our article here.
NYC Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
On Saint Patrick’s Day, everybody in New York City “becomes” Irish. The famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the oldest parades in New York City and each year more than 700,000 people are part of the spectacle. The parade usually starts at 11am on 44th Street and 5th Avenue and then runs north along Central Park, turning east on 86th Street and finally ending on 3rd Avenue. More information can be found here.
United Airlines Half Marathon (Sunday, March 17, 2019)
This is one of the popular races in NYC. It’s a dream course and race. You start in Brooklyn, run over the Manhattan Bridge and run towards Central Park. The race usually starts at 7:30 am at Prospect Park in Brooklyn. You can see last year’s full route here.
Macy’s Flower Show (March 24 – April 27, 2019)
Spring officially starts in March, and one of the things to do in March in New York is to attend Macy’s Flower Show. The whole department store located at Herald Square becomes a sea of flowers. It’s a pretty cool shopping experience and a reminder that spring is right around the corner so be sure to stop by.
The Armory Show (March 7 – 10, 2019)
From March 7–10, 2019 at Pier 92 and 94, New York’s Premier art show takes place. The Armory Art Show will exhibit some of the most important 20th and 21st century art. This event has been going strong for 24 years and has about 65,000 visitors annually. For more information, please check out this link here.
Brooklyn Flea at Crown Heights (Free)
Famous for its flea markets, Brooklyn is a great place for New Yorkers to venture off to on the weekend looking for the ultimate vintage bargain. With warmer weather around the corner the Brooklyn Flea Market finally opens up. There’s numerous vendors looking to set up shop Saturday and Sunday from 10AM-6PM. If you want to find the best deals, then you should definitely be there before noon because it can get very crowded (Address: 1000 Dean Street, Brooklyn).
You can never go wrong with a visit to a museum in New York City and their are numerous places to choose from. One that we recommend is located in Lower Manhattan. The 9/11 Memorial Museum is one of New York’s most recognizable museums following the attacks on NYC on September 11, 2001. For the best deal, you can receive free access to this museum and many other attractions with the New York CityPASS.
The construction was significantly more expensive than planned according to some US media reports and cost about one billion dollars (729 million euros). We can highly recommend this museum and it’s one of our top 5 museums in the city.
Take a Walk in Central Park
One of the things to do in New York in March is taking a walk through Central Park. It might still be cold, but it’s worth it. And if there’s snow, it’s even more amazing. Usually tourists tend to start on 5th Ave near the Plaza Hotel. If you want to be more adventurous start in Harlem and walk down Central Park towards Midtown. You’ll see more of Central Park this way.
Ice Skating in Some of The Most Famous Ice Rinks in the World
Ice Skating is definitely one of the things to do in New York in March. Here are our top 3 ice rinks in Manhattan.
The Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center offers a memorable experience in a great setting in front of the city’s most famous Christmas tree. Expect to wait to get into the rink and is considered and one of the most popular to New Yorkers. Address: 30 Rockefeller Plaza between 49th and 50th Streets (More about the ice rink can be found here). Cost: $9.50- $19, skate rental $8.
The Pond in Bryant Park invites you to ice skate during the Holiday season. Address: Sixth Ave between 40th and 42nd Street . Cost: Free, skate rental $12.
Thousands of New Yorkers and tourists flock to the world’s most famous ice rink: The Wollman Rink in Central Park. For a New York fan, this is probably the number one to-do list in during the winter season in New York. Address: enter the park at 59th and 6th Avenues or 59th and 5th Avenues (More about the rink can be found here). Cost: 6-18 $, skate rental $ 8.
The Most Popular Things to do in New York in March!
These are the most popular tickets!
Check out the Most Popular Tickets for Things to Do in NYC in March
If you are looking for the best ways to explore the city and discover what NYC has to offer, you have come to the right place. Below we have detailed the most popular things to do around this time of year as we want to show you the variety of amazing things to do the Big Apple has to offer. Check out the top 5 best selling tickets for things to do in New York in March.
Save 50% on all attraction tickets with this discount pass for NYC!
Explore the city's top attractions (including the One World Observatory) while saving money!
Enjoy the amazing skyline views from the water during the most popular dinner cruise!
Explore the city from above! This is definitely an experience you wont forget!
NYC's highest open air observation deck - definitely a must if you haven't been!
NYC's newest attraction and tallest building. The views are phenomenal!
Best Attractions and Tours in NYC in March!
Looking for something unique and awesome?
New York Hip Hop Tour
Hip Hop began in NYC and if you appreciate music, this tour is for you. Explore the Bronx, Harlem and Manhattan and see how hip-hop came to be and what is now one of the most popular genres in the world.
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NYC One World Observatory Skip-the-Line Ticket
If you want to go to the top of the One World Observatory, chances are you’ll probably be waiting for a good amount of time. This ticket will give you VIP access to the VIP line and elevator making your waiting times shorter.
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The RIDE New York City
This bus ride is an entertaining tour that takes your around Midtown Manhattan. Here you’ll be able to see the streets of Broadway and just the hustle and bustle of this part of Manhattan.
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Sports events in NYC in March
What teams, are playing where?
What Sports are on in March?
The NHL is On
Hockey fans, if you have time, definitely check out either the NY Rangers or the NY Islanders!
The NBA is Midway into the Season
Basketball fans, the NBA just passed the All-Star break and now teams are fighting for a playoff spot. Check out either the New York Knicks or the Brooklyn Nets.