There’s no bad time to visit NYC — every month has its highlights, and every season has something exciting in store. But when it comes to the best value, Summer in NYC can’t be beat.
Rockefeller Center is iconic, and it’s a must-see on any itinerary. From Top of the Rock to the underground mezzanine, Rockefeller Center has sites, shopping, and dining options. There’s also an array of important art — the Rockefellers are great patrons of the arts — including temporary contemporary installations. On view now: Jeff Koons’ Seated Ballerina, a giant, inflatable sculpture intended to bring awareness to National Missing Children’s Month.
is on display through June 23, 2017.
NYC is an island, and getting out on the water is a must in summer months. Governors Island is accessible by the East River Ferry and it’s a great spot for a picnic or bike ride (you can rent one on the island). It’s also the home to impressive public art installations, with an extremely popular art fair taking place every weekend in September.
Are you a fan of all things Great Gatsby? Start planning your weekend trip (and best flapper dress) for the Jazz Age Lawn Party now! It’s happening on Governors Island June 10 & 11 and again on August 26 & 27.
The NYC Pride March is on Sunday, June 25 — but the festivities last all weekend! It’s a great time to visit NYC, and celebrate your pride as a member of the LGBTQ community or your support as an ally.
With July 4th falling on a Tuesday this year, it’s a great opportunity for an extra long weekend in NYC. Stay for 3 or 4 nights, or more! The Macy’s Firework show is expected to take place in the East River this year, so you can check it out from spots along the East Side of Manhattan (there’s a great viewing area just steps from Pod 39) as well as the Brooklyn Waterfront.
Shakespeare in the Park is a beloved tradition every summer in NYC, and it’s free! This July 11 through August 13, you can catch a Midsummer Night’s Dream in a stunning outdoor venue — Central Park. Tickets can be hard to come by — you can get them in person or take a chance with a digital lottery. We think lining up in the early morning in Central Park is part of the real NYC experience.
In July & August, three exciting money saving events happen: Restaurant Week, Broadway Week, and Attraction Week. While dates for Broadway Week and Attraction Week haven’t been released yet, it’s likely they will overlap with Restaurant Week, which runs from July 24 to August 18.
The Panorama NYC Music Festival returns to Randall’s Island on July 28-30, with a very impressive line-up. Pod 39 and Pod 51 are close to the Panorama Festival Ferry, and also located close to major attractions that you’ll want to include on your trip.
Don’t wait, book now for the lowest rates of the season. We can’t wait to see you this summer in NYC!