Best Summer Experiences in New York
Summer is here and so is the best of New York. When museums are bursting with visitors, take a break and go to the beach, ride a roller coaster or lounge in New York’s island retreat. Are you interested? Then, continue reading!
Visit Governors Island
When New Yorkers want a retreat close to home, they go to Governors Island, a 172-acre island in the New York Harbor. It’s location between Statue of Liberty and Brooklyn makes it easily accessible by ferry either from the Battery Maritime Building in Manhattan or Pier 6 in Brooklyn. Have a drink, enjoy the views, pedal around the island or visit a museum.
Eat 'til you Drop at Smorgasburg
Come summer, the biggest outdoor food festival returns to the city. Smorgasburg is a celebration of food, sun and culture. With locations in Hudson Yards and the World Trade Center (Manhattan), Williamsburg and Prospect Park (Brooklyn), there’s no excuse to miss this festival. The New York Times has dubbed it “The Woodstock of Eating.” Expect craft drinks, local eats from the city’s best vendors and summer vibes.
Continue Eating at NYC Restaurant Week
The renowned NYC Restaurant Week is back for its summer edition. Running from July 22 to August 16, 2019, this is the time to visit the best and most popular restaurants in the city. Why? Because they will be offering special 2-course lunch menus for $26 and/or 3-course dinner menus for $42. Check the website on July 9 for a full list of participating restaurants.
Explore Coney Island
Coney Island is New York’s playground located in Brooklyn. You may have heard about the Cyclone, one of its most famous rides and a wooden roller coaster, but there’s much more to see. It’s home to the Luna Park amusement park, the New York Aquarium, the original Nathan’s Famous hot dog shop and a weird yet entertaining freak show. Walk along the boardwalk, dip your toes in the water and enjoy the warm summer breeze.
Sail around New York
Has the summer heat gotten to you? New York is surrounded by water and there’s no better way to get a breath of fresh air than by sailing around the city. Choose from a wide variety of boat and cruise tours, including the fast riding Beast, a soothing cruise with a meal or even a wine tasting sail. One way to save on these experiences is by purchasing a New York sightseeing pass that includes one of these tours.
Have a Drink with a View
Finish your perfect summer day at a New York rooftop bar. With such incredible skyscrapers, it would be a shame to miss out on the iconic skyline views. Choose from a panoramic view of Central Park from The Met Rooftop, a Midtown backdrop from Rockefeller Plaza and many more.