Enjoy NYC's Last Days of Summer Before the Fall!
During a New York summer, the heat and humidity force New Yorkers to turn up their AC Unit and lounge around all day. However, there are so many opportunities in NYC to beat the heat. Seek out your nearest museum or grab a cocktail at one of New York City’s rooftops. I’ve found some of the best alternatives to cooling off in NYC…
Visit a Museum:
Enjoy the best air conditioning in one of Manhattan’s famous museums. From the Whitney Museum in Chelsea to the MET on Central Park, New York City is home to hundreds of exhibits that will keep your mind off the heat all day long. Many even offer special days or times where you can visit for free, so make sure to plan ahead before going!
Join a Gym:
This year, Mayor Bill de Blasio cancelled the NYC Triathlon due to the horrible heat leaving thousands of athletes upset. However, why not take the training inside? Gyms like Blink, Equinox, Crunch, and NYSC all offer great deals depending on what you are looking for (and free AC!). Private studios are also available for a one-time class. GRIT BXNG is one of the newest boxing, treadmill, and strength classes to hit NYC. One incentive to visit could be the full liquor bar after class…talk about #hotgirlsummer.
Fun on the Hudson:
If you’re still trying to get that summer tan, try kayaking on the Hudson River. Down in Tribeca on Pier 26, you can rent kayaks for free every day. On weekends, they are available from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm and on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Sip on a Cocktail:
Many of Manhattan’s hotels are home to the best views, drinks, and service. Visit The William Vale in Williamsburg and enjoy a dip in their infinity pool. Other popular spots around Manhattan include the PhD Terrace at Dream Downtown, Le Bain at The Standard, and James at The Jimmy.
Spend the entire day in the massive Brookfield Place Shopping Center near the World Trade Center downtown. This shopping center is home to luxurious brands, fine-dining, and chic architecture. After shopping for the entire day, take the underground tunnel to the Oculus, which connects you to eleven different subway trains and the PATH for a quick trip home!