Top Things To Do In NYC In The Summer 

Summer is when New York City really comes alive. From festivals and markets to parades, concerts, and cool drinks on rooftops, there’s so much you can do in the city, no matter what you’re into.

If you find yourself in the Big Apple, do as the locals do to make the hot and sweaty city positively awesome. Here are my top four favorite things to do in NYC in the summer.

Buy An Ice Cream And Chill Out At High Line Park

The views from here are delightful as you slice between old and new buildings.

Rooftop Pool Party Time

The perfect way to escape the heat is to trade in your swimsuit and take a dip in a nice, cool pool with a view.

Photo: lemeridienhotels

Pick up a Luke’s Lobster and a slice of Lady M Mille cake and set up an impromptu picnic on the pristine green grass with epic views of the towering skyscrapers of 59th Street.

Picnic At Central Park

Chow Down at Smorgasburg

With 75–100 vendors every week, this is your chance to stuff your face with delicious food that ranges from age-old classics to the most bizarre of combinations.

Bring Out Your Inner Shakespeare

Shakespeare in the Park is a free program run by the city every summer at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park.

The experience of watching a Shakespeare play in an open air theater just like it was intended to be watched can’t be beat.

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