Lengthy vacays to distant destinations across the pond and beyond tend to get tons of shine, but constantly looking to the other side of the world for your next great adventure can cause you to miss what’s in your own backyard.
The Big Apple might not be the luxurious beachside getaway of your dreams, but when it comes to summer in New York City, there’s nothing quite like it. Rooftop views and cocktails on the High Line, free movies in the park, street festivals and more, make NYC the perfect domestic escape.
As a board-certified behavior analyst, we’re sure travelista Asia Nicole (@asia_nicole91) has her choice of places to visit, but recently she made a quick escape to New York, and her trip has us longing for a taste of summer in the city.
If you’re looking for a fun getaway to add last-minute to your summer travel list, check out our guide and learn why summer in New York City will forever be a vibe.
Welcome to New York City
New York City is a destination that truly needs no introduction. One of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, the Big Apple welcomes millions of visitors each year. With five boroughs – Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and Staten Island, there is never a shortage of activities going on in the city all year long. From art, great dining and free tours, to architecture and shopping, anything and everything you could possibly want to experience can be found right here.
Big City Living
Naturally, in a big city you’ll find tons of accommodations from home rentals to hotels, and while staying in New York City won’t exactly be cheap, there is definitely something for nearly every price point. One favorite among travelers is the 1 Hotel in the heart of the city’s hippest borough – Brooklyn. Be sure to head back just before sunset to grab a cocktail on the rooftop and take in breathtaking views of Manhattan.
New York is a melting pot of cultures which means the culinary scene can’t be beaten. Every flavor from every corner of the world exists here, but if you want to truly get to the heart of the city, you have to start with its world-famous street eats. One place to sample as many yummy bites as possible, in one place, is at the weekly Smorgasburg food market in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn.
All of The Sites
There’s so much to see and do in NYC. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, take selfies with street performers in Times Square, or check out one of New York’s newest attractions like The Vessel at Hudson Yards. Climb 154 interconnecting flights of stairs and be gifted with a sweet view at the top.