There isn’t a single dull day in NYC. That is if you know how to have fun and where to be. Being at the right time at the right place is quintessential to having the right kind of fun. Summer in NYC is a hyperactive time and people come out to the streets, partake in parades, the parks are vibrant and chockablock with locals and tourists alike, the recreational and entertainment hotspots are transformed into beehives and then there are the classic obvious things to do.
In here, we shall focus on a few different things to do in NYC this summer. These aren’t out of the world and no secrets but they are certainly a satiating experience. Also, what better way to experience New York in the summer than in stylish and comfortable shoes. Here I’m wearing the Funfair by Dune London. The espadrilles are super comfortable as they feature elasticated inserts, round toe and a detail mid sole. Feel free to check out all of Dune London’s summer collection here. Ok, so without further ado, I present to you some great things to do this summer in NYC!
Get to Le District and indulge in some French cuisine. Located in the Financial District, the 30,000 sq ft Le District combines grocery shopping and dining. There’s a cafe, market, restaurant and garden. Enjoy a cocktail in the evening while you soak in the views over the Hudson.
Rooftop parties, dining and just lazing has to be one of the imperative things to do in NYC this summer. There are numerous rooftop bars in the city, decking the already fascinating skyline. Explore Bar 54 on the 54th floor of the Hyatt Times Square if you can.
What good is summer if you aren’t swimming? Load a bag with goodies and head to Jacob Riis Park. This is undoubtedly the best beach NYC has to offer. It is cleaner than other beaches, there’s a jovial crowd and there are lifeguards from ten in the morning to six in the evening so families shouldn’t worry about taking their kids. The outdoor pools in NYC are also a huge draw every summer. The hotel pools in particular are a favorite. Check out the pools at Gansevoort Park Avenue, SIXTY LES, Soho House, or McCarren Hotel.
Central Park cannot be given a miss. If you have already explored much of Central Park, try out Sheep Meadow this time. The 15 acres lot of Central Park stretching from the 66th to the 69th is very popular among locals. It offers a nice view of the skyline and has an unspoiled expanse for kids to play around.