A Brooklyn Spring City Guide

Over the years, the kids and I have been doing the same walks and visiting the same places with each season. No matter how often we do it, things always feel slightly different and more magical as the seasons change.

A few times a week, I’ll receive a message or email saying, “I’m visiting Brooklyn and I don’t know what to do!” I wanted to create a few city guides within the seasons for all of you who are visiting Brooklyn and need some ideas. These are some of my family’s favorite places. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

1. Stroll down Vanderbilt Avenue | Vanderbilt Avenue is full of little shops and places to grab small bites for a late afternoon picnic or a coffee.

2.  Roam around Brooklyn Botanic Garden | We usually head to Brooklyn Botanic Garden with no real plan except stopping to smell the flowers. It’s a beautiful place to take it all in and to snap a few pictures too.

3. Read in Prospect Park | On a good day, after BBG the kids are good and tired and will want to calm their bodies down a bit. We love Prospect Park for many reasons, but for me, its a moment where the kids sort of float, while I get to read or sneak in a bite to eat.

4. Treats at Ample Hill Creamery | When we are returning home, we have to stop by Ample Hills for one last treat to cap the day. The kids love all of the crazy flavors, while I normally stick to plain vanilla.

(Illustration by Emily De Nicolais for LaTonya Yvette)

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