New York has a lot of summer activities to do! Great concerts, cruises and sport activities are just a few options. Here is our selection of the things you must do when visiting NYC this summer! We guarantee you won’t be bored!
Good Morning America Concerts in Central Park
This series of summer concerts will be hosted each Friday from May 20th till September 2nd. All concerts are free and open to the public, however, the space is limited so we recommend arriving early. You can even take a ride on one of our buses from GMA to Central Park! The list of performing bands and singers includes Demi Lovato, Flo Rida, Sia and many more!
Need some new summer outfits? New York is a shopper's paradise! There are thousands of places to shop for the whole family! Visit Downtown Tour stop #3 Macy’s in Herald Square, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdale’s and many more! And if you want to save some money, take a shopping excursion to Woodbury Premium Common Outlets! It’s a great place to get away from the city hustle and bustle! Check out our list of Best Places to Shop in NYC!
Shakespeare in the Park
Every summer, the Public Theatre performs a series of free, large-scale productions of William Shakespeare’s work. It is presented at the open-air Delacorte Theatre in Central Park and this year it will run from May 24th till August 14th.This summer you have a chance to see The Taming of the Shrew in an all-female production and Troilus and Cressida. Don’t miss it!
Hop-On, Hop-Off Cruise
There is no better way to spend a sunny, warm day than on our Hop-On, Hop-Off Cruise. Feel the breeze on your face and enjoy the beautiful views of the city you can’t get anywhere else! You will also get an up close view of the Statue of Liberty! You can hop-off at any of our different locations: Pier 78, Pier 11, Dumbo and World Financial Center. Enjoy the shopping, food and activities these stops have to offer!
Summer NYC Movie Nights
You can’t go through the summer without going out for a movie night out! There are so many movie nights at popular city locations! The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is holding their Summer Movie Series from May 27th to August 9th! Each movie will be introduced by a special guest such as Star Trek screenwriter Nicholas Meyer! You can also catch the Bryant Park HBO Film Fest including movies such as Top Gun and The Omen. Not in Manhattan? Brooklyn Bridge Park is also having Movies with a View all summer long!
A summer must visit location for families is of course, Coney Island! It’s most famously known for its one of a kind vintage Luna Park but it has much more to offer! You can walk across the boardwalk, relax and have a lunch on the beach! Why not also visit the New York Aquarium, which is the oldest continually operating aquarium in the U.S.! The annual Mermaid Parade is also happening on June 18th!
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If you are an active person and like outdoor sports, New York has a lot to offer! Bikes are easily accessible around the city which gives you a chance to combine biking and sightseeing. As part of our FreeStyle Pass, you can choose to see a New York City FC game and take an All Access Tour of Madison Square Garden! More of a baseball fan? Why not Hop-Off at Yankee Stadium on our Bronx Tour! Check out our Ultimate NYC Sports Guide!
Make sure to put these summer New York City activities on your summer to do list!