15 Things To Do In New York This Summer

15 Things To Do In New York This Summer

Hi everyone – I hope you are all having a good week! Although the weather is a bit crazy here this week, Summer is in full swing. Despite my love hate relationship with Summer in NYC because of the crazy heat, it is such a fun time here! There is so much to do and see, even after spending 6 Summers here I still have things on my list. So today I wanted to share 20 things to do in NYC this Summer. Whether you are visiting for a week, spending the whole Summer here or just looking for a way to pass a Sunday, I hope this will help. There is definitely something for everyone on the list!


1. Watch a movie in Bryant Park – every Monday evening there is a free screening of a movie on the lawn in Bryant Park. I’m ashamed to say I’ve never been to one but this is going to be the Summer I finally get around to it hopefully.

2. Go for a picnic in Central Park – I personally love setting up in Sheep’s Meadow. One of my all time favourite things to do during Summer in NYC.

3. Grab some rooftop drinks – My favourite bars include The Standard, The Met & Mr Purple.

4. Visit South Street Seaport – It’s our favourite part of our neighborhood. Packed with lots of great restaurants, bars and ice cream shops and only a walk away from gorgeous views of Brooklyn bridge. The perfect place to spend a Summer’s day.

5. Do the boats in Central Park – always such a fun thing to do and a great excuse to stop into the Boathouse for a drink after.

6. Head to Smorgasburg in Brooklyn – SO much good food and the views are fab too. Beware that it gets super busy though!

7. Walk the High Line – a nice way to get your steps in and enjoy a nice day!

8. Make the most of outdoor dining – some of the best include Le District, Gallow Green and for something more casual, Shake Shack in Madison Square Park.

9. Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge to Dumbo – enjoy outdoor lunch in Cecconi’s. Such great atmosphere & even better food!

10. Go to the Frying Pan or Grand Banks for a drink on a boat – a great spot for some day drinks.

11. Do an outdoor workout classHERE is more information on the free ones open to the public.

12. Escape the city for a weekend – The Hamptons or Fire Island are always so fun to visit.

13. Round up your friends and go on a boat party – there are lots of options, HERE are some of the most popular ones.

14. Attend the US open – I always try to squeeze this in each Summer.

15. Spend the day at one of the city’s best rooftop pools The Dream Hotel Downtown lets you rent a cabanna for the day.


If you think I missed anything definitely let me know in the comments below and I hope you have a great Summer in NYC!

Chat soon,

x Erika


  1. Ludmila

    24 June

    My favourite place is Bryant Park…. the Library Hotel is just a few blocks away and has a fabulous rooftop bar – great on a hot summer night.

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