Ideas for New York City Summer Fun

If you plan a vacation to the Big Apple, there are a few things you should consider before making any plans. First of all, make sure to organize your budget properly. Although money is often times an issue, there are still amazing places to explore in New York without spending a dime. 

Visiting Brooklyn

First of all, you just have to stop in Brooklyn. Situated just across town from Manhattan, over the East River, it is stuffed with good restaurants, nice coffee-shops, and beautiful parks. To get there you have to cross the Brooklyn Bridge, which also offers an amazing view over the city. Once you get there you ought to visit “DUMBO”, a unique art gallery, take photos on the Fulton Ferry Landing, and don’t forget to try the famous Brooklyn ice-cream.

Explore the beaches

New York during summer time can be really engaging. Seeing the coasts and admiring the beaches is free of charge. The location is additionally recommended for families with kids, couples who love long walks and youngsters who adore people-watching. Also, you can take more photos of Astroland and have a nice time on the beach’s traditional theme park. Hurry up, because the theme park is open only by the end of the season.

Don’t forget about Central Park 

Another place worth visiting in New York is the famous Central Park. It was originally designed for the town’s elite, but today it attracts tourists from all over the world. It manages to blend three of the best summer traditions that New York has: The New York Philharmonic’s Concerts, Public Theatre’ Shakespeare in the Park, and summer stage concerts. Also, if you’re a sport fan you can always sail a boat on Conservancy Lake or throw a Frisbee on the Great Lawn.

The Bronx Botanical Gardens

Gardening can be such a soothing hobby. Hence, if you want to learn some new tips visiting the Bronx Botanical Gardens will be an unforgettable experience. It will be an interesting experience, not to mention that you will learn a lot of new things about flowers, plants, and gardening in general. The entrance fee is usually $16 for adults, but if you come on a Wednesdays between 10 and 12 a.m. your tour will be free of charge.

The Staten Island Ferry Ride 

You can’t leave New York without experiencing a thrilling ride with the ferry to Staten Island. It is the perfect opportunity for locals and tourists to chill out, have a drink, and admire one of the most important symbols of the city, the Statue of Liberty. In addition, the trip also offers the most amazing overview of The Big Apple. 

Have Fun at the Street Festivals

What better way to catch the true spirit of New York than attending the Street Festivals? The crowded streets, the amazing performances, and the blissful mood will make a lasting impression on every traveler to NYC. Check out some of the city’s finest festivals for the month of June:
• June 1-3: Feast of Anthony of Giovinazzo, Mulberry Street between Broome and Spring Streets.
• June 3: 2nd Avenue Street Fair, 2nd Avenue from 66th to 86th Streets.
• June 9-10: Big Apple BBQ Block Party, Madison Avenue from 23rd to 26th Streets.
• June 12: Museum Mile Festival, Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th Streets.
• June 23: Pride Fest, 8th Avenue from 14th to 23rd Streets.

New York can be delightful during the summer season. The lively people, the beautiful surroundings, the array of activities, and the attractions, will convert everyone’s journey into a memorable experience.  Money should not be an inconvenient in the city because most places of interest are free of charge. 
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