Taking a family vacation to New York City during the summer brings plenty to do to please everyone. Of course you want to see the classics in the heart of Manhattan, but what about exploring the underrated and pleasantly surprising summer hotspots outside of the concrete jungle? Here are our best suggestions to help you better navigate the city and plan some off-the-beaten path activities away from the most common touristy places.
I don’t know about you, but the warmer the weather gets, the more appealing the ocean becomes. As beautiful as it may be, New York City can become an absorbing heat-trap among the asphalt and concrete between the tall buildings and narrow streets. When the weather gets unbearable, I recommend exploring the city in an alternative way- take one of many New York City cruises to enjoy the sun, the breeze, and of all importance, the views.
We are at the “what-the-heck-happened-to-summer” phase. How is it already AUGUST? Luckily, it will be easy to use this last month of summer to the fullest with all of the events New York City is offering. Take a look at our top August activities of 2018.
This summer from July 29th to August 25th, the annual Harlem Week Festival will take place in New York City. This festival began as Harlem Day in 1974, but due to popular demand, the celebration extended its stay. This summer marks the 44th annual celebration that you do not want to miss. Harlem Week offers over 100 events showcasing the community’s unique flavor, promoting Harlem’s rich African, African-American, Caribbean, Hispanic and European history, culture, arts, religion, entertainment and sports. Harlem Week features both outdoor and indoor music concerts, The Upper Manhattan Auto Show, Film festivals, Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run & Health Walk, Sporting events, Adult and children’s fashion shows, Youth programs and activities, Career fairs, HBCU Fair & Expositions, and much more. Read on for our highlighted events.
The Yummiest Week in NYC
Every summer and winter, NYC Restaurant Week returns with dining deals at restaurants all across the city. From trendy chefs to top-notch hotel restaurants and more, the city’s best dining experiences can be had for a fraction of the normal cost! Now is the time to let your inner gourmand out. You will be able to get a 2-course $26 Lunch or a 3-course $42 Dinner at select restaurants from July 23rd to August 17th, 2018. Check out your options during this year’s summer 2018 edition of Restaurant Week.