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8 Ways to Enjoy Summer in New York

 

As you can imagine, there are numerous ways to enjoy summer in The City That Never Sleeps. Nonetheless, even with this information can be quite challenging to decide how to spend your summer. That is why we are here today; the specialists at our Bronx car service have done the groundwork and came up with a comprehensive list of some of the best ways to spend your summer in New York this year.

As we recommend these exciting activities, we would also like to recommend using our Long Island Limousine for all your summer excursions. Relax in the back of one of our deluxe vehicles and enjoy our luxury amenities as a professionally trained chauffeur safely transfers you to a destination of your choice. All you have to do is sit back, relax, focus all your attention on your friends/family, and look forward to arriving at any one of these amazing locations.

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park in New York is a summer-long affair; a production that takes place in Central Park’s Delacorte Theater. Plays you can expect to see here include Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, and Othello. Admission to this event is absolutely free but attendees are encouraged to make a donation of their choice. The event began on the 21st of May and will continue every day between Tuesday and Sunday until the 11th of August. Head onto their website to pick out a date and a play that works best for you.

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

Activities don’t necessarily have to be pre-planned events, you can also utilize the amenities New York already has to offer and have just as much fun. We suggest that you take a casual stroll on the Brooklyn Bridge this summer. Walk on the bridge and watch the sunset or simply enjoy the view of Manhattan. While you are here you may also want to try the Brooklyn Bridge Park that has been known to have a great urban playground, so tag the kids along. This 85-acre expanse sits right by the waterfront and is filled with numerous unique attractions such as a well- maintained merry-go-round that was built back in the 1920s and a vast river esplanade with amazing views.

Sheep Meadow

You will find Sheep Meadow in St Transverse; visit this 15-acre section of Central Park, accessible via 66th and 69th Street. Sheep Meadow is perfect for anyone looking to relax in the open outdoors without having to leave the confines of the city. Sheep Meadow is normally studded with beach towels and picnic blankets all summer-long; freebees fly while kids and doggies chase each other all over the place.  This sight is truly the embodiment of summer and you should be part of it at least once this summer.

Visit Coney Island

Coney Island is a small island in Brooklyn that is home to the Cyclone Rollercoaster, the Coney Island Wonder Wheel, and numerous attractions that have amused New Yorkers and visitors over the past years. Coney Island exhibits decades of history and is one of the best places in New York to enjoy a summer day out with the family. One of its latest attractions is the Luna Park which was launched in 2010. The park has modern water rides, rollercoasters, and carnival-style games.

View the Statue of Liberty

If you are a visitor to New York you have to get up and close with the Lady of Liberty. Get on the Staten Island Ferry and ride right past the Statue of Liberty. Although you should know that there are tours on the actual statue that go for $30 per head. The commuter ferry is, however, always free and travels between Staten Island and Manhattan in intervals of 30 minutes, 24 hours a day. It does not stop by the statue but it moves slowly enough for you to satisfactorily take in this iconic monument as well as the New York skyline. Pretty cool.

Bear Mountain

If you get tired of enjoying your summer in the concrete jungle make your way to Midtown and find the Bear Mountain State Park, which makes for a perfect escape. Prepare yourself for an entire day of Hiking and exploration along Hudson River’s West Bank. Here you will get to go fishing on the lake or river, access a swimming pool, a museum, a zoo, and ride on an old-school merry-go-round. Don’t miss out on the Perkins Memorial Tower atop of Bear Mountain where you will get to enjoy amazing views of the entire Hudson Highland.

Picnic in the Park

As we said, summers don’t always have to be enjoyed at preplanned events, although that is not to say you shouldn’t attend any. Summer would not be complete if you didn’t go to at least one picnic in the park. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and bring a picnic blanket along with some bites, and perhaps some wine. Tag along some of your closest mates or that special someone and simply kick back in the warm sun and enjoy each other’s company. You could choose between Central Park which has amazing views of the city or you could make your way to Picnic Point in Governors Island where you would have to take a ferry ride. Other options include the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Hudson River Park, and Battery Park.

The High Line

The High Line is a 5-mile-long linear park elevated above the ground. The High Line was constructed as part of the West Side Improvement Project, being transformed from an old rail system that was originally constructed in 1934. The rail system was subsequently closed in 1980 and three decades later the high line is considered one of the coolest attractions in the city. Take a stroll on the High Line this summer from West 34th Street all the way to Gansevoort Street. The park makes for a beautiful green getaway right in the heart of the city.


Posted on Jun 25 2019

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