Five Reasons to Visit NYC in the Summer


From outdoor festivals to sprawling parks and cocktails on rooftops, there’s nothing quite like NYC in the summer. Here are all the reasons why you need to visit and what you can experience during the warmest months of the year.

You can eat as much as ice cream as you want.

Cool off on a hot summer day by sampling all of New York’s best ice cream spots. Ample Hills, Blue Marble, and Big Gay Ice Cream are local favorites, but there are plenty more — not to mention great Italian ice and gelato places.

You can explore the city by ferry.

Catch the breeze this summer when you board the NYC Ferry. It’s the best way to get from Manhattan to some of the coolest spots in Brooklyn. Take in the skyline views on your way to DUMBO, where Time Out is opening its own curated market featuring the city’s best food vendors, such as Jacob’s Pickles, Juliana’s Pizza, and Miss Ada.

WorldPride is coming to town.

This summer, New York celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and the start of the gay liberation movement by hosting WorldPride. There will be no shortage of celebrating as the city honors a half-century of LGBTQ+ liberation.

You can relax at one of the city’s many rooftop bars.

Take in the view — and a refreshing cocktail or two — from a famous Manhattan rooftop bar. Some of our favorites include Midtown’s Bar SixtyFive at The Rainbow Room (the highest bar in New York), La Birreria at Eataly, and Catch Roof in the Meatpacking District.

You can end the day with an outdoor movie or concert in Central Park.

Head to Central Park for more than 100 free performances from 200 artists. Nearly 20 other city parks will also offer free arts, culture programming, and movies throughout the season.

Ready to experience NYC in the summer?

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