Summer in the city? Yes please! I dared to visit NYC in the summer and although it was as hot and humid as I feared, after all it wasn’t that bad. Of course I didn’t walk through the concrete jungle during the hottest time of the day if I could avoid it. AC’s are life savers (especially in the trains as you can get baked in the stations…), so are cold drinks and the refreshing Atlantic ocean. If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m not that kind of “xy things to see in z” blogger, but for this post I’m making a little exception 😉
1. Visit a museum
Usually a bad weather alternative, but with temperatures rising up to the 90’s (Fahrenheit), every AC’d building is a blessing. So why not killing some time in a museum you’ve always wanted to visit? In our case it was the NY Transit Museum located in a discontinued subway station in Brooklyn. Ok, I admit I was a little disappointed that it was still quite hot inside, but once you see under what conditions the workers built NYC’s widespread subway network, you won’t complain… Also there are lots of original samples of ticket booths, turnstiles and trains from 1904 till today – very nice to browse through!
2. Go to the beach
Surely the beaches of NYC won’t sweep you off your feet, but they’re are good enough for long beach walks and a little tan. Either you’re looking for amusement and want to eat the best hot dogs – Coney Island is the place to be. Or you prefer more isolation (at least during the week) – along the endless Rockaway Beach you’ll surely find a quiet spot. Furthermore there are a few abandoned houses at Fort Tilden, a former military installation, which are (still) open to explore. Great photo location btw but you’ll need a car to get there…
Well let’s finish this post with the most important part: Food! Certainly something we need all-year-round 🙂 Here are my favourites from my last trip:
Japanese Izakaya tapas at Menkui Tei (60 W 56th Street)
The amazing Thai noodle soups at Pye Boat Noodle were well worth the trip to Queens! (35-13 Broadway)
Can’t get enough of NY’s cheap tacos…
I really enjoyed the view and Asian inspired finger food at Kimoto rooftop.
There are tons of other things to see and do… How do you spend summer in the city?