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Traveling to New York City is always a magical experience. Throughout every season, the city has something beautiful to give. As the summer approaches and you’re planning your trip to the big apple, there are a few things to keep in mind to make sure you have the best visit possible. Take it from me, a tenured New Yorker. Whether it’s your first time visiting the city or you consider yourself a local, here are a few ideas to make your trip to New York fun this summer.

Central Park

The energy of the city during the summer seems unending. As the warm weather rolls in, people flood Central Park. The festivals and fun happen all summer long. One of the best things to consider doing during your visit is attending New York’s biggest free music festival. SummerStage2017 is just around the corner, and it’s a live, energetic music festival for all. The main stage isn’t exclusive to music either, as many attend ballet performances, dance parties, live poetry and more.

If a festival in the park doesn’t sound like fun to you, perhaps a simple stroll through the park will do. Central Park is gorgeous in the summertime with beautiful weather and birds chirping making for the perfect picnic landscape.

Ice Cream

Get cooled off during the hot summer with some of New York’s best, or quirkiest, ice cream shops. New York is known for some of the best, wildest ice cream options. Outrageous flavors, whimsical topics and the coolest looking cones will give you the perfect Instagram picture while you’re visiting. There’s no better way to say “Welcome to New York” on a hot day than cooling off with a one-of-a-kind ice cream cone.


Although Central Park is home to a fine selection of festivals, there’s plenty more to attend throughout the entire city. From food festivals and street fairs to happy hours, cocktail club’s, and rooftop parties, the calendar of New York events won’t leave you looking for something to do! The city offers both free and ticketed events June through September.

If you find yourself traveling to New York this summer, you’re bound to have an unforgettable trip. New York is the place to go for fun that you won’t have anywhere else in the world. This city always has something to do, after all, it is the city that never sleeps.