Brooklyn Bridge

There’s nothing quite like New York City in the summer. The weather is beautiful and the Big Apple’s boroughs buzz with activity. There are so many things to see and do around town that the hardest part

will be deciding what makes the list. Venturing beyond tourist staples like the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty is a good way to avoid the heaviest tourist crowds and get to know the city better. If you happen to be visiting New York City this summer, make sure to add some of these can’t-miss attractions to your itinerary.

Explore Brooklyn, New York’s most populous borough. Brooklyn is often overlooked by tourists, but is filled with a treasure trove of great places like Coney Island, the Brooklyn Museum and of course the Brooklyn Bridge. Coney Island and its surrounding beaches make for a great summer’s day out where you can splash in the water, lay out in the sun, or enjoy the attractions at Luna Park. Instead of taking the subway to Brooklyn, take a walk along the famous Brooklyn Bridge and soak in the magnificent views.

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks

As summer draws nearer, NYC’s resident NBA team will no doubt be gearing up for the playoffs. Sitting at the top of the Eastern Conference standings, the New York Knicks have a good shot of remaining in action well into the summer and may even have a chance at taking this year’s title. If you get the opportunity, attend a playoff game at Madison Square Garden and get ready for some of the most raucous fans in the sporting world.

Take a moment to reflect at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Constructed in honor of those killed in the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 and 1993, this beautiful tribute to the fallen is a relatively recent addition to NYC. The memorial waterfalls were built over the sites of the twin towers and the adjacent museum recounts the history as well as personal tales and firsthand accounts of the two attacks.

Chinatown and Greenwich Village are popular New York attractions that should rank highly on everyone’s NYC travel itinerary. Both located in Manhattan, the two neighborhoods show off New York’s diversity. NYC Chinatown is the largest in the US and a great place to grab authentic Chinese cuisine. Often just called “The Village”, Greenwich Village is a historic leafy patch of Manhattan that has long been one of the island’s most sought after residential areas. With cheap flights to New York available in the summer months, there’s never been a better time to discover all the great attractions in this marvelous city.