What To Do And Where To Go: Summer in New York City

Group 6 New York, NY
Summer, Fall
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About the location

Finally! It's what most of us say when the summer is back. In this guide I curated the best places to stay, activities to do and where to go when visiting NYC that encompasses everything summer and outdoors! New Yorkers, for the  most part are very active in the summer months-more so than usual. With only getting to experience the warmer temps for a limited time, the city takes full advantage of every outdoor space, roof and park available to us. In here you'll find the latest pop-up seasonal spots, rooftop views, outdoor dinning, exciting activities and the best of the 1,700 parks that the city has to offer.   

Guide Highlights

Rooftop Views for Days

The absolute best rooftops to take in jaw-dropping skylines, iconic skyscrapers and heights to feeling like you're on top of the world

Let's Get Active

From rooftop movies to biking over historic bridges, I have activities listed that'll give you a "only here can you do this" type experience

Guide Summary

This guide showcases everything this city has to offer for the summer/warmer months. Living here for over fifteen years, I've developed a top list of all things summer to take advantage of every sunny day. Stretching into each of the boroughs, you'll find a fifteen page guide exploring the absolute best of the below categories to make your visit as memorable and highlight worthy as possible. 

  1. Overview of summer in NYC

  2. Hotels with a View

  3. Al fresco Dining

  4. Rooftop Views

  5. Best Outdoor Activities 

  6. Parks and Recreation

  7. Tips/Etiquette

  8. Packing checklist


Featured in this guide

Local food
Healthy food
Photo spots
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Group 31 Museums
Foodie favorites
Group 39 Art
Laid-back or relaxation
Group 14 Hidden Gems
Group 38 Bike-friendly
Group 32 Historical
Water sports
Group 33 Walkable
Kayaking / Canoeing
Group 13 Public transportation

Great for these trips

Cultural / Historical
Girls / Guys Trip
Family without kids
Active / Adventure
Wellness / Rejuvenating
Weekend Getaway


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  • Guide Architect

    Anne Juaire

    Anne Juaire

    Variety is the spice of life. Let’s get colorful. Also follow @thenewyorkcityguide for added NYC happenings and spots

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