A Native's Summer Guide to NYC's Exquisite Food & Culture

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Advisor - Aparna Rathod
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Aparna Rathod

  • New York

  • New York City

  • Arts & Culture

  • Bachelorette Party Destinations

  • Bachelor Party Destinations

  • Birthdays

  • City Travel

  • Couples Travel

  • Digital Nomad Travel

  • Greatest Hits

  • Summer

  • Downtown

a bubble gum colored sunset over the Brooklyn Bridge
Curator’s statement

New York City is home to famous chefs and restaurants alike. I have also been privileged to call NYC my home since '95, thus satisfying my curiosity and appreciation for food and culture through the plethora of dining options, culture and diverse cuisine in every neighborhood. New York City really is a melting pot, and an NYC summer is a must-have on your bucket list!

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Things to do in New York City

the top of empire state building on a hazy summer day

Visit one of NYC's timeless museums

Check out the stunning views from one of NYC's many observatories

Go on a well-deserved classic NYC Fashion Spree

Attend a summer concert or music festival

Visit Central Park

Explore the city landmarks on foot

  • Little Island

  • The Highline

  • Bryant Park

  • Battery Park

  • Meatpacking District

Enjoy an Outdoor Movie Screening

Catch a Game

Insider Tip: Purchase a CityPass and save 40% on 5 Top Attractions (INCLUDES ADMISSION TO 5 ATTRACTIONS). Ask me how I can help you purchase a CityPass! Visit each attraction:

  • Empire State Building

  • American Museum of Natural History

  • Plus get admission to 3 more attractions of your choice. No need to choose now—decide later.

  • Top of the Rock Observation Deck

  • Ferry Access to Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island

  • 9/11 Memorial & Museum

  • Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises

  • Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

  • Guggenheim Museum

Need to Know

Tell me which specific travel credit card you have and I'll show you how to use your benefits to maximize your time in NYC!

For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Krystle Perales' guide, A New Yorker's NYC Holiday Guide.

Advisor - Aparna Rathod

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Aparna Rathod

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This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to New York City.