While traditional resort locations like Cancun and Punta Cana garner much of the spring break hype, Manhattan is an underrated spring break destination that shouldn’t be overlooked. Take on the Big Apple minus the summer crowds this spring for a more intimate experience in the city. Here’s what to do on spring break in Manhattan.

CATCH A BASEBALL GAME

Welcome spring with the crack of a bat and the cheer of the crowd at Yankee Stadium or Citi Field. Both easily accessible via subway from the Duane Street Hotel, you don’t have to be a Yankees or Mets fan to enjoy a day at the ballpark.

Yankee Stadium. 1 E 161st St, Bronx, NY. (718) 293-4300
Citi Field. 123-01 Roosevelt Ave, Queens, NY. (718) 507-8499

HIT TRIBECA FILM FESTIVAL

Drawing an estimated three million people each year Tribeca Film Festival is the biggest and brightest festival of its kind in New York City. Co-founded by Robert DeNiro, the festival screens a wide variety of independent and feature films, documentaries, narratives and shorts. The festival will run from April 18 to April 29 this year and has become an invaluable stage to showcase the talents of up-and-coming performers and filmmakers.

Tribeca Film Festival. Various locations in Lower Manhattan. (212) 941-2400

BIKE OR BOAT HUDSON RIVER PARK

Take advantage of the Duane Street Hotel’s complimentary bikes and head a couple blocks west to the Hudson River Greenway and its well-maintained bike path. Sweeping views of One World Trade Center and an up close and personal perspective of the West Side’s eclectic architecture make it one of the most pleasant places to ride in the city. For those who can’t be on spring break without getting on the water, Hudson River Park also offers five spots to kayak, one for row boating, and two for sailing.

Hudson River Park. Multiple locations. 212-627-2020.

RELISH THE ROOFTOPS

NYC is home to the world’s most iconic skylines, and the view is best enjoyed from above. Whether you’re looking for a cloud-level observation deck or just a place for a drink with a view, New York has something for everyone. Check out our favorite roof decks and observatories here.

Various locations in Manhattan.

HANG AT WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK

There’s nothing that says spring in NYC quite like when the jets of water start shooting from the fountain at Washington Square Park beneath the famous marble arch. A prime place for people-watching, picnics and losing at chess, there’s no better hangout in NYC than Washington Square Park.

Washington Square Park. New York, NY