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What to Wear & Do in New York City: Spring Break Edition

NYC might not be the first place you think of when you are going on Spring break, but why not? While you definitely won’t be getting any beach time around here, there is still so many things to do and see in the city that never sleeps.

Catch a Show On And Off Broadway

There are plenty of places to go if you’re in the mood for entertainment. Catch a show on Broadway, the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, a comedy show, or even try and see if you can score tickets to a talk show like Jimmy Fallon.

Check out the NYC Skyline

You haven’t been to NYC if you haven’t gotten a glimpse of the beautiful skyline. Find some of the best views at the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock, One World Trade Center, and the High Line. I also recommend going to the Brooklyn Bridge and LIC, to get views from across the river.

Visit the Boroughs

This is something completely underrated. If you’re not familiar with NYC, it is made up of five boroughs: Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Staten Island. Each borough has it’s own unique culture and things to offer. If you can only visit two boroughs, I highly recommend Manhattan (of course), and Brooklyn. It you have time to visit a third, I might be biased since it’s home, but definitely visit Queens. Since spring break is only a few days long, make Williamsburg and Dumbo a priority. This is where you’ll find the Brooklyn Bridge, amazing views of the city, parks, and great food. If you’re visiting Queens, stop by LIC for the amazing views and Astoria for night life and food.

Be A Tourist

If this is your first time in New York, do all the touristy things. Have a slice of New York City pizza, take a photo with Spider-Man at Times Square, take a stroll around Central Park, and catch a cab or take the subway to the Empire State Building.

Eat Your Way Through The City

NYC is known for its food, so definitely enjoy it while you are here. Below is a list of a few of my favorite spots in Manhattan:

  • NYC Pizza-
    • Joe’s Pizza– Found around the Union Square area, and Greenwich Village. Find their yelps and addresses here and here.
  • Mexican-
    • Tortaria- Located around the Union Square area. Find their yelp and address here.
  • Ice Cream
    • Big Gay Ice Cream– Located in the East Village. Find their yelp and address here.
  • Thai
    • Thai Villa– Located near the Flat Iron. Find their yelp and address here.
  • Vegan
    • By Chloe– Located in multiple locations. Find their West Village yelp and address here.
    • Red Bamboo– Located in Greenwich Village. Find their yelp and address here.

What To Wear

Luckily, there are easy ways to beat the cold and still look cute for all your Instagram photos that you will definitely be taking over spring break. My number one tip is to layer. Anywhere you go inside in NYC will be warm, so having the option to take off or put on an extra layer is a must.

Spring break usually takes place anywhere from February to early April. Although we’ve been having a few warmer days this month, if you are here in February and March, heavier coats, and hats are necessary, gloves are optional. Now if you are here in April, this is when it starts to get warmer, but keep in mind that it may be rainy this month.

Almost all the pieces I am sharing in this post are from PrettyLittleThing. I have partnered with them to showcase a few of the pieces from their Spring Break Line. Check out my favorite square neck body suit (it literally sucks you in but is so comfortable), my red bandeau, and white dress (worn with a sweater over top above) here.

Thank you for stopping by! If you have any questions or need any recommendations, leave me a comment below. If you would like to follow along with my adventures around NYC, make sure you check out my Instagram here.


In partnership with PrettyLittleThing.

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Striped Cigarette Pants
Pinstriped Oversized Blazer
Petite Ripped Slim Jeans
White Contrast Stitch Dress
Square Neck Bodysuit
Red Bandeau
Striped Cigarette Pants
Pinstriped Oversized Blazer
Petite Ripped Slim Jeans
White Contrast Stitch Dress
Square Neck Bodysuit
Red Bandeau


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