Favorite Places to Enjoy the Summer Sun in New York

Lauren Mack

It's hot, hot, hot in New York City, but there are plenty of places to beat the summer heat. Check out my favorite places to enjoy the summer sun in New York. #SeekerChallenge

  • Mister Dips

    Enjoy luxe soft serve and the Manhattan skyline at Mister Dips at The William Vale.

    July 1, 2021
  • Sweet & Vicious

    Toast the toasty weather and sip frozen margaritas at Sweet & Vicious.

    July 1, 2021
  • Black Tap

    The home of the over-the-top Instagrammable CrazyShake milkshakes is a great spot to fuel up on burgers, beers, and shakes while escaping the heat.

    June 30, 2021
  • Governors Island

    It hasn't opened yet, but I bet QC NY Spa on Governor's Island will be a must-visit for its Italian-style thermal pools. Counting down the days until it opens.

    June 30, 2021
  • Collective Governors Island - A New York City Retreat

    The perfect staycation is an 8-minute water taxi ride to Governor's Island where brunch, lunch, and dinner is served and visitors can opt to stay overnight.

    June 30, 2021
  • Mo Gelato

    One of the most authentic gelatos in NYC, there's no more delicious way to cool down with gelato!

    June 30, 2021
  • The Beach at Dream Downtown

    When I don't want to go all the way to the beach, I go to Dream Downtown's beach!

    June 30, 2021
  • Union Square

    One of the things I missed most about living in Taiwan was 50嵐, simply the best of the Taiwanese bubble tea chains. It's finally here in New York - both in Union Square and on Bleecker Street.

    June 30, 2021
  • L&B Spumoni Gardens

    Cool off with authentic Italian ice and spumoni and don't forget to enjoy some Sicilian squares too at this iconic Brooklyn pizza joint.

    June 30, 2021
  • Coney Island

    Summer isn't complete without a trip to Coney Island. Take a stroll on the boardwalk, enjoy frosty beverages while admiring the ocean, and take a dip or two in the water. Don't forget to ride the Cyclone and Wonder Wheel before grabbing a hot dog at Nathan's Famous.

    June 30, 2021