HLN ShopGreen parks, beaches in abundance and a positive portion of fun and culture. New York has everything for a successful summer holiday. HLN Shop supplies you with five tips for maximum enjoyment under the New York sun.
Tanning on the beach
New York is surrounded by water. With 22 kilometers of public beaches, beach lovers are catered for here. The place to be is of course the fashionable The Hamptons, where many wealthy New Yorkers have a country residence. And don’t forget Brooklyn’s Coney Island. With a large sandy beach, a wooden beach promenade, world-famous hot dogs and the well-known amusement park Luna Park, Coney Island offers top entertainment for young and old. Brighton Beach is an extension of Coney Island, the beach of the Russian district ‘Little Odessa’. Along the wide sandy beach, numerous cozy beach restaurants will surprise you with their ethnic cuisine.
For the most beautiful beaches in New York you have to be in Queens. Real gems are Jacob Riis Park Beach and the Rockaways, with surfing beaches and the longest stretch of sand in New York. Do you prefer to find peace? Then head to Fort Tilden Beach, with its untouched nature. The perfect relaxation spot for everyone strandlover can be found in New York.
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Cool off in a museum
During the summer, temperatures in New York can get quite high. The cooling tip for hot days? Dive into a museum for a fresh bath of culture (and air conditioning). From art and fashion to history and science, New York offers world-class museums. Art lovers can indulge themselves in the world-famous The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim or The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
For families, the American Museum of Natural History – with its impressive dinosaur exhibit – is highly recommended. Be sure to visit the 9/11 Museum, where you can relive that September 11th. A museum that lasts. Are you planning to visit several museums? Then purchase a museum pass in advance. It often includes perks like access to the Empire State Building, Top of the Rock at Rockefeller Center, boat rides, and bike rentals.
Relax in the park
You can escape the busy city life in New York’s many green parks. Central Park is by far the most famous city park and an absolute must-visit. Have a picnic on one of the inviting lawns, visit the Central Park Zoo, Belvedere Castle or the Strawberry Fields. During the summer months, the famous city park turns into a bustling event location. Forget Broadway and catch a performance of Shakespeare in the Park. An unforgettable summer evening guaranteed.
Another recommendation is the High Line park. You walk on a two-kilometer walkway that floats eight meters above the streets of Manhattan. Settle down on the former viaduct in one of the many lounge sofas and enjoy a great view of Manhattan and the Hudson River. High Lane Park is one of New York’s top free attractions during the spring and summer months. A quieter green oasis is the Brooklyn Bridge Park. You get the breathtaking view of the Manhattan skyline and the movie nights during the summer months for free. For the children, the park has a large playground and a classic carousel in store.
Stroll through the markets
You can mingle with the locals at the many flea markets in New York. The Chelsea Flea Market is a great place to score vintage treasures and feast on affordable street food. Perfect to combine with a walk through the High Lane Park. For New York’s biggest and oldest flea market, head to Manhattan’s Upper West Side. At Grand Bazaar NYC, more than 100 local vendors showcase their clothing, art, jewelry and other showpieces every week. You are guaranteed to find something unique.
Foodies are in for a treat at Smorgasburg, a hip food market in Brooklyn with more than a hundred stalls selling international delicacies such as fried anchovies, beef burgers, ricotta and watermelon sandwiches and much more.
Support during a sports match
When you think of a trip to New York, you might not immediately think of sports. Nevertheless, a visit to a sports competition during the summer months is highly recommended. Summer in New York is all about baseball or baseball, as the Americans call it. The New York Yankees, one of the most famous sports teams in the world, play their home games at the impressive Yankee Stadium. Highly recommended for a sporty night out. Don’t forget to book tickets in advance, because the Yankees are hugely popular.
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