New York City

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Bike Central Park

There’s so many iconic spots to see in Central Park, which is why biking around is a great way to explore the park. Click below to read about all the spots you can't miss. So many fun summer activities to be had in Central Park,


Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

The bridge spans one mile and takes about 15-20 minutes to walk across, but you should allocate more time because you’ll want to take photos. Learn the 12 most interesting facts about the bridge below.


Washington Square Park

One of the best things to do in NYC is visit Washington Square Arch! During the summer tourists and locals flock here, park themselves on a bench and people watch. It was built to commemorate the centennial of George Washington’s inauguration.


Explore DUMBO

DUMBO stands for Down Under the Brooklyn Bridge Overpass. Tip: If you’d like a photo from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge spot, head to the cross section between Washington Street and Front Street.


Get drinks during happy hour

New York has no shortage of bars and restaurants. Find a local spot that has a great happy hour. It's the perfect way to stay refreshed and catch a break from the NYC heat.


Cool down with ice cream 

Summer in  New York City can be brutal, but lucky us- Ice cream is a thing! NYC arguably has some of the greatest ice cream shops in the country. It's the perfect thing to do this summer.


Get brunch with friends

As if brunch wasn't iconic enough, a lot of NYC restaurants offer bottomless mimosas. One of the best things to do in the summer in New York City is to grab all your pals and catch up over a delicious meal. 


Visit The MET

With more than 2 million pieces of art spanning 5,000+ years, the Met is the largest museum in the country and the fifth largest museum in the world. Read about the 20 things you can't afford to miss at this incredible museum.


Get a treat from Milk Bar

Okay, so the cereal milk ice cream from MILK is practically world famous at this point. The line is usually very long, but if you come later in the evening, you can almost avoid it altogether. One of the best things you could do on your trip to NYC is treat yourself!


Walk the High Line

The elevated tracks of this NYC park  were originally used by freight trains delivering cargo to the city. During warmer months, you'll find vendors lined up serving delicious ice cream or coffee. Grabbing a treat and exploring the park is one of the best things to do in summer. 


Check out the epic murals NYC has to offer

New York City is home to some of the coolest street art and murals. Spend your summer discovering all the amazing artwork while exploring the city.


Try the famous cronut

Dominique Ansel Bakery is a must for the famous, cult-following cronut. The cronut is a mix between a croissant and donut. Run don’t walk to this delightful treat! You can read about the BEST bakeries in NYC below.


The Strand Bookstore

Founded in 1927, the Strand is the only remaining bookstore from “Book Row” which was a coalition of 48 bookstores that lined Fourth Avenue.Every single bookstore, with the exception of the Strand, closed during the Great Depression.


American Museum of Natural History

If you’re more into taxidermy and natural wonders, you may enjoy touring the epic American Museum of Natural History more than the Met. Welcoming 5 million visitors per year, it's considered one of the greatest natural history museums in the world.


Get lost in New York City!

New York City is beautiful and exciting. One of the best ways to explore it is by getting lost. In fact, some of my favorite memories of New York are moments I got lost and found spectacular buildings or quaint cafes to people watch from.

Read the complete list of 39+ things to do in New York City (+ helpful tips)