As great a place as New York is during the summer, we sure do like leaving this city all city long. I suppose that’s not too different from other cities, in that we want to travel during the summer and see other places in America while they are experiencing good weather. However, having lived in other cities, I feel as if we take it to the next level. From the Hamptons, to Martha’s Vineyard, to Fire Island and the Jersey Shore, people in New York City treat these summer destinations as if they were only a commuter’s distance away.
I suppose that’s what makes my list of things to do in NYC during the summer “somewhat unique.” By having such a list and such a lofty goal, I’m challenging myself to stay in the city and enjoy it. Actually, it’s more the latter than the former, given that I don’t typically travel all that much. However, now that I’m in business school, I’ve made it a goal of mine to travel more, so it’s going to be all that much harder to achieve all of the activities I have on this summer’s list.
But I digress.
The reason for this post is to tell you what the hell I am going to do this summer. For those of you that don’t know, last year I embarked upon a self-imposed challenge to accomplish 100 things in the 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. I failed miserably, accomplishing about 20 of the 100 activities, so I know this isn’t going to be any easier now that I’m in school and my time is even more lacking. That said, I know where my weaknesses were last summer too, so I have that to my advantage.
So in this year’s list, you will see a lot of the same things you saw on last year’s list, because many of those never got done. So I will be going canoing, horseback riding, rollerblading and barbequeing. However, there were some additions. Some of the newcomers to the list include a lot of new BBQ places, rock-climbing and the History Museum.
You can check out the full Things to Do in NYC list at the link below, and be sure to send me some comments if you have recommendations for me. I consider the list a leaving, breathing document that can change, as long as I am adding things to it that I have never done before, so your suggestions are welcome. So I hope you will tag along and read the reviews and posts on my newest adventures in New York City, in what will be my 10th summer here in The City!
Here’s the list below, as well as the link to the detailed list of things to do in NYC:
- Sushi Samba http://4sq.com/PgBeHx
- Central Park Sports http://4sq.com/PgCnyA
- Local West (After Work Spot) http://4sq.com/PgAF09
- Boat Basin Cafe http://4sq.com/PgByWH
- Coney Island http://4sq.com/PgCbPZ
- 230 Fifth Rooftop Party (Weeknight) http://4sq.com/PgAToc
- Back Forty (Outdoor Food) http://4sq.com/PgBqq7
- Gin Mill (After Work Spot) http://4sq.com/PgC6fb
- Yankees Game
- Kunjip Korean BBQ
- Tony Di Napoli’s
- Standard Biergarten