Summer In The City: Visit New York Do’s and Don’ts

New York City in the Summer… The cobblestone streets of Soho are sizzling, Broadway is bustling, and the outdoor patios are full of life and flavor. While many people have come back to the city post pandemic, Summer in NYC is always a different experience than other times of the year. With many locals heading to the Hamptons, the city is your playground. Here are the top things on our list to do, see, stay and check out.


Where To Stay

Depending on your budget, there are three locations we prefer to stay in the city. Near Central Park, In Tribeca and Soho.  Central Park is lovely in the Summer, and the views are breathtaking. If your budget is decent, we suggest the Park Hyatt hotel. A five-star hotel with views of Central Park and a Spa that won’t quit.  Located near Central Park, but far enough west that you can stroll up Madison Ave, turn left, and make your way to time square in less than twenty minutes.

If you are looking for an eco-friendly option near the park, Look for the 1 Hotel Central Park. With reclaimed materials and farm-to-table eats, your conscious will be clear and your night’s sleep sound.

For a good Soho option with river views and an easy-to-walk location, check out the five-diamond Dominick

Hands down, Tribeca means staying at the Greenwich Hotel  Robert De Niro’s life-inspired hotel with an eco edge features an amazing restaurant and spa. This hotel does not disappoint.


Where To Dine

If you are looking for places to eat near your Broadway show, check out Victors Cafe. Cuban food, circa 1960’s ambiance, and a go-to for Broadway goers for lunch and dinner, with a cute street terrace for excellent people watching.

Craving Mediterranean eats and staying in midtown? Look no further than ilili Restaurant NYC where Lebanese and Mediterranean cuisine fuse together in a modern space.

For Pizza, head to the Lower East Side for Scarr’s Pizza. Featherweight pies and old school wood-paneled ambiance. Here is their retro menu— and included are vegan items! Yaasss!

Walk back in time in Tribeca to The Odeon. Old school diner meets retro fifties cafeteria. The American cuisine food is amazing and the evening people-watching will astound you.

Where To Move

If walking in the city doesn’t wear you out, visit Sky Ting Yoga in Chinatown, or take an am run through Central Park. You can make your way to Chelsea Piers for fitness of all types for all ages, including a large driving range, skate rink and fitness club. Alternatively, you can find a local gym to get a workout in when you are not playing tourist.


How To Zen

There are three Spas in the city worth checking out. In Tribeca, the Aire Baths a proper bath house in the city. Modern take and extremely spacious, candle lit, with various pools of luxury, salt, minerals and ancient rituals. The Naturapathica day spa center in Chelsea, features all Naturapathica products and the sweetest treatments. If you are looking to get a facial, go here! The Spa Nalai cannot be beat. Each treatment room as a suite facing Central Park. The indoor pool and the most amazing treatments. Even if you are not staying at the hotel, you should check out this spa. It is unlike any other and will give you the chill you need.


What To Do

See a Broadway show. Visit the Empire State Building, Take in the Moma. There are many museums and shows to choose from. Try to get at least one museum and one show in if you can. If you are looking for last-minute theatre tickets at a low price, Rush and Broadway Lottery tickets can be a great option.



Newish bar Lullaby in the Lower East Side gives off speakeasy vibes. Located in a basement under a sushi bar, feel the house party vibes with cool atmosphere. For some stunning views, head to Overstory in the Financial District. Cocktails fuse with boiler room sophistication. Espresso martinis are for closers. And that is you.


New York In The Summer Can Be An Adventure

Enjoy the sites and sounds, lights and entertainment of NYC when it sizzles. Wear shorts, tank tops and good walking shoes to explore the big apple. Safe travels!