Our Top 10 Favorite Summer Activities in NYC

Summer is in full swing and we love all that New York City has to offer during these gorgeous summer days! We’ve rounded up our top 10 favorite activities for you to enjoy during your summer in NYC!

1. Shakespeare in the Park

This free annual event is held at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park and is one of New York City’s most popular summer traditions.  Take advantage of free Shakespeare and enjoy performances of Much Ado About Nothing and King Lear this summer.

 

 

2. Visit Bryant Park

This 9.603 acre park located between 5th and 6th avenues  at West 40th Street is full of fun summertime activities.  Bryant Park offers everything from a great lawn perfect for sunning to a reading room with hundreds of books.  Enjoy outdoor activities such as ping-pong, chess and backgammon as well as great eats from Bryant Park Grill and Bryant Park Cafe.

 

 

Free Movie Night in NYC Parks (Photo Credit: nycgo.com)

Free Movie Night in NYC Parks (Photo Credit: nycgo.com)

3. Watch Free Outdoor Movies

Many New York City parks offer free outdoor movies at night during the week showing recent hits such as American Hustle and classics like Jurrasic Park.  So bring a blanket, some snacks and enjoy your favorite films outside.

 

 

 

 

 

4. Have Fun at the Today Show Concerts

TODAY brings the most popular musical artists to Rockefeller Plaza for the Toyota Concert Series every summer.  Artists include Ed Sheeran, Ariana Grande, Maroon 5, and more!

 

 

 

 

Central Park Zoo (Photo Credit: nycgo.com)

Central Park Zoo (Photo Credit: nycgo.com)

5. Visit the Central Park Zoo

The Central Park Zoo is a 6.5 acre zoo located in New York City’s most famous park! You’ll find 130 different species living in the zoo from Snow Leopards to Tropical Birds.

 

 

 

 

 

Coney Island (Photo Credit: nycgo.com)

Coney Island (Photo Credit: nycgo.com)

6. Visit Coney Island

The Coney Island neighborhood in Brooklyn is full of fun!  From amusement parks and games to great food, Coney Island is a great place to visit for an exciting summer day!  Not to mention that Coney Island is the birthplace of the hotdog!

 

 

 

 

 

7. Take a Circle Line boat ride around Manhattan

With plenty of cruise options to choose from, Circle Line is the only cruise line dedicated specifically to sightseeing.  Spend a sunny day viewing the NYC skyline by boat!

 

8. Have a laugh at Comedy Nite at Splitty

Thursday night is Comedy Nite at Splitty! Known as a “moveable feast”, visiting Splitty’s makes you feel like you’re in the “camper of your dreams”. Click here for the comedian line up for the week.

 

9. Take in the views at a Rooftop Bar

There’s nothing like enjoying a refreshing cocktail and gorgeous Manhattan views after a long day of sightseeing.   Check out this list of the top 80 Rooftop Bars in NYC!

 

 

 

Bike the Brooklyn Bridge and Waterfront (Photo Credit: Bike and Roll NYC)

Bike the Brooklyn Bridge and Waterfront (Photo Credit: Bike and Roll NYC)

10. And last but not least, take a guided tour with Bike and Roll NYC!

Bike along the NYC Waterfront and head uptown to Central Park or downtown to the Brooklyn Bridge. Explore the wonders of Central Park or take in the amazing views from the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges.  All tours are lead by licensed tour guides.

 

 

What are your favorite summer activities in the city?