One sign of Spring in New York City is the annual flower show at the Macy’s at Herald Square. (Of course, it’s not the only one – the flowers are blooming in Central Park as well!) The flower show is always popular, so you have to be prepared for the crowds, but it is always fun to see what Macy’s has done for the current show.
This year’s theme is “America the Beautiful.” The flowers and accompanying vignettes celebrated the various regions of the United States. The flower displays are set up on the first floor around the makeup and perfume counters. If you visit, make sure you wander up and down the aisles, as otherwise you might miss something.
The highlight of the flower show this year is this beautiful replica of the Statue of Liberty’s torch. (It’s a very popular spot for selfies as well, so you may have to wait a bit to get a clear photograph yourself!)
Don’t forget to check out Macy’s outdoor window displays as well. The windows on the Broadway side of the building contain even more flower displays. Because I went on a sunny day, it was hard to get a good photograph. I did capture this window though, which also contains an interesting reflection of the buildings across the street from Macy’s.
How do you get to the Macy’s at Herald Square? If taking the subway, take the B, D, F, M, N, Q, or R trains to the 34th Street-Herald Square station. It’s also just a short walk from 34th Street-Penn Station, if you travel on the 1, 2, 3, A, C, or E trains. From New Jersey, you can take the PATH train to 33rd Street.
If you are planning on seeing this year’s flower show, you will have to hurry. It only runs from March 20 – April 3, 2016. (If planning a trip to New York City next spring, the flower show usually runs for two weeks in late March/early April.