The April showers could have fooled us, but it looks like the weather is finally warming up. That means that everyone and anyone is trying to spend free time out of the office and in the closest versions of "nature" that NYC has to offer. So, less space for your towel on the grass in your attempt to tan your ghostly pale bod (thanks winter!) and major foot traffic on typically empty walking paths. Of course you want to revel in those sun rays and soak in the Vitamin D, but we recommend you avoid these 5 spots around the city when the weather is really nice. Unless you love tourists, that is.

[Photo via @eliassanchez00]