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3 Fun Activities To Do in Spring in New York near Pace University

Spring is my favorite time of year here in New York City and at Pace ELI. Temperatures are finally rising, classes are either coming to an end or starting, and it’s time to head outdoors.

During the spring and well into the summer the English Language Institute plan many fun trips and activities that involve exploring the great outdoors of New York City. These activities can all be found on the ELI Student Life Calendar.

In addition to taking part in these exciting trips, I’m going to share with Three Fun Activities to do in spring near Pace.


#1 City Hall Park

spring activities near Pace University-city hall parkWhether you’re studying for spring finals or meeting with classmates to work on a summer group project, take a walk across the street and enjoy the wonderment of City Hall Park, instead of sitting in the library! Being in the park gives you the opportunity to learn under the sun surrounded by beautiful trees, centuries old architecture, and an amazing view of the legendary water fountain; don’t forget to throw a penny in and make a wish for all A’s!

The best part about it is that it’s right across the street from the campus, making it super easy and accessible to get to!


#2 The Brooklyn Bridge

spring activities near Pace University-Brooklyn BridgeThe spring can make people want to exercise outdoors, which is needed after a long winter of sitting indoors and eating pizza.

Taking a walk along the Brooklyn Bridge is not only a great way to get some exercise, it’s also a fun way to explore the city, and take in the beautiful views of the Brooklyn waterfront. Gather up a group of your friends, walk across the street from 1 Pace Plaza, and begin your journey across the bridge.

This walk, while looking at the Manhattan skyline behind you, and the beauty of the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn in front of you is a wonderful reminder that you are studying and living in one of the most magical cities in the world. Take full advantage of this opportunity while you can.


#3 South Street Seaport

spring activities near Pace University-south street seaport If you want to get a nice view of the water, but don’t want to leave the surrounding neighborhood, you can talk a stroll down to the South Street Seaport. A visit to the Seaport can transport you to a different time with its cobble stoned streets and docked ships, but is also very modern with its various shops and restaurants. The best time to hang out there is in the spring enjoying a cool breeze and taking advantage of various events and street markets.

The Seaport is a favorite place to hang out among ELI, so keep your eyes open for a familiar face who can become a possible new friend!


Does this sound fun? Do you want to come to New York to study English and enjoy the lovely spring weather? You can visit the ELI website, contact the ELI for more information, or apply here.


WRITTEN BY LEAH BRAITHWAITE