Best June New York City Activities

The best things to do in New York in June in New York City are mostly outdoors and allow you to enjoy the best of NYC in great weather. NYC is not too hot, yet, and Central Park is constantly full with tennis, baseball, bicycles, roller blades, beach volleyball and people just lounging in Sheep Meadow.

Dining outside is a very NYC thing to do, especially at a sidewalk cafe, or grabbing cocktails at one of our many beautiful roof decks. Many New Yorkers escape on the weekends to local beaches, such as the Hamptons and the Jersey Shore.


Check the NYC Insider Guide June Events Calendar

Check out all the Best June Events in New York City. Soak up all the amazing outdoor and free things to do in June, such as Shakespeare in the Park, Philharmonic in the Park, Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series, River to River Festival, Museum Mile Festival, Free Outdoor Concerts and Movies and Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit.

NYC Insider Guide June Events Calendar

Celebrate culture and heritage during Pride Week and the Puerto Rican Day Parade. Sample NYC’s best eats during the Taste of Times Square and Central Park Taste of Summer. Cheer at the Belmont Stakes or for the Yankees, Mets or NYCFC and so much more.

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Where to Stay during Summer in New York City

Summer is the perfect time to check into one of our hotels with free bicycles, an awesome roofdeck or a pool. Take advantage of the many free perks offered by NYC hotels to help you get the best city views, relax at the end of a long sightseeing day, explore more of NYC and dive into the nooks and crannies of New York City you can't see any other way!

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NYC Boat Tours Cruises

NYC Boat tours cruises are one of my FAVORITE things to do in NYC. There are no better views of our skyline than from the water and year-round, you can cruise with brunch, champagne, general sightseeing, dinner, booze, jazz, sailboat, speedboat, holiday, romantic. With so many boat cruise choices, here are our top picks by category:

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Clipper City Lobster & Beer Lovers Sail

This uber-popular and hip tour only takes place select Tuesday nights from June through Oct, making it a great June Boat Tour choice.

Clipper City Lobster & Beer Lovers Sail

Select Tuesdays @ 7:00pm

The two-hour sailing excursion includes a veritable summertime feast: two Maine-style lobster rolls from Luke’s Lobster (served chilled on a buttered, toasted bun with mayo, lemon, and spices), chips, pickles, coleslaw, potato salad and unlimited craft beer from Coney Island Brewing Company.

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Book Your July 4th Fireworks View Soon!

Macys NYC July 4th Fireworks

Whether you are watching the fireworks from a boat, rooftop, lounge, hotel or restaurant, NOW is the time to make your reservations. Year after year, I see people wait until the last minute (after June 25th or so) and all the best July 4th activities are already sold out. Check out the complete NYC Insider Guide to July 4th in New York City while there are still prime choices available.

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***Cruises are both 21+ and Family-Friendly. Circle Line on sale March 24 - June 9, 2022 (Sold Out)***

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100 Free Things to Do in New York in Summer

Free Things to Do in New York in Summer

Free things to do in New York in Summer are everywhere, every day and every night! Kids, adults, outdoors, indoors, active, lazy…you name it! Free summer activities in NYC include concerts, movies, sports and fitness, arts and culture, museums, tours. So whether you want free tennis, an outdoor concert, a movie under the stars or free opera outdoors in the park, we have you covered with over 100 FREE things to do in NYC this summer.

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NYC Designer Sample Sales June

NYC Designer Sample Sales June

June is one of the BEST Sample Sales months in NYC. June sample sales usually include: Vera Wang, Diane Von Furstenberg (DVF), Rebecca Taylor, La Perla, Tory Burch, Autumn Cashmere, Alice + Olivia, Theory, Helmut Lang and more!

Stay up to date with this year’s sales at NYC Designer Sample Sales.

NYC Designer Sample Sales are some of our best hidden gems. Most sample sales are announced with only a few days notice, but often, they take place the same time every year.

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See the New York City Skyline

If I had to pick my #1 favorite thing to do in NYC at night, it would be anything with a skyline view. Whether you take it in from a rooftop, boat tour, bus tour, dinner cruise, top of a skyscraper or your friend's apartment...you MUST see our skyline twinkle, sparkle and wink right at you. Some of the top ways to see the NYC Skyline:

New York City Rooftop Views

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June Weather in New York

June has some of the year’s most perfect NYC weather. Historical June high/low temperatures are 81/63 (F) and 27/17 (C).

Central Park foliage is in gorgeous bloom, the trees lush and the water starting to warm. NYers are consistently playing outside: beach, tennis, volleyball, frisbee, biking, baseball and much more.

The temperature is fairly consistent day to night and most likely you not need any sort of jacket or coat. You can bring an evening sweater to be safe, but the dress code is likely shorts, tanks/tees, sundresses and open toe shoes.

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Explore and Indulge Like a Real NYC Foodie

There is no shortage of pizza, bagels, street vendors, cupcakes, craft beer and cocktails, rooftops and mini food parks to explore and so many more food choices in the five boroughs, along with wonderful guides who can't wait to show you them all!!!!


Best New York City Hotel Rooftops

NYC Hotel Rooftops offer some of the best skyline views in the whole City, along with cocktails and food, views, pools, cabanas, sundecks and retractable roofs. Our top picks for the most surreal views and cocktails include:

New York City Hotel Rooftops

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Museums

Museums and attractions are open, some with reduced capacity, safety protocols, reservations and vaccination proof. Check out the new Museum of Ice Cream (SoHo), Guggenheim, MoMA, Whitney and so many more NYC Museums from which to choose.


New York City Museums


Attractions & Sightseeing

NYC attractions are open, some with reservations required. Whether you want to sightsee from the sky or selfie with celebs @ Madame Tussauds, you can be safe and explore.

Go HIGH or Go Home

Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, One World Observatory, Edge or the new SUMMIT? Which is best and, if we have to choose, which should we visit? There is no easy answer, but here are some facts to help guide your choice.

Edge NYC Observation Deck

  • Empire State Building - (86 and 102 floors) Best for patient movie and history buffs who need to check it off their bucket list. Recently redone indoor 102nd Floor Observatory
  • Top of the Rock - (67-70 floors) Best for sweeping 360° vista views, including of the Empire State Building and Central Park. Shorter lines and cheaper than the ESB.
  • One World Observatory - (100-102 floors) Best for homage to the Twin Towers. Modern and high tech, with phenomenal views
  • Edge - (100-101 floors) Highest outdoor observation deck, glass bottom floor, deck extends 80 feet away from building (photo)
  • Summit One Vanderbilt - (91-93 floors) Opened Oct 2021, all glass elevator, indoor and outdoor decks and glass terraces off the side of the building. One of the hottest tickets in town



Secret NYC Insider Tours

Explore our subways secrets with a local guide, go behind-the-scenes at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, uncover surprising gems and historical tales of Grand Central Station, cocktail your way through Manhattan’s best and most secretive speakeasies and much more!


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Sightsee from the Sky

Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, One World Observatory, Edge or Summit? Which is best and, if we have to choose, which should we visit? There is no easy answer, but here are some facts to help guide your choice.

Edge NYC Observation Deck

  • Empire State Building - (86 and 102 floors) Best for patient movie and history buffs who need to check it off their bucket list. Recently redone indoor 102nd Floor Observatory
  • Top of the Rock - (67-70 floors) Best for sweeping 360° vista views, including of the Empire State Building and Central Park. Shorter lines and cheaper than the ESB.
  • One World Observatory - (100-102 floors) Best for homage to the Twin Towers. Modern and high tech, with phenomenal views
  • Edge - (100-101 floors) Highest outdoor observation deck, glass bottom floor, deck extends 80 feet away from building (photo)
  • Summit One Vanderbilt - (91-93 floors) Opens Oct 2021, all glass elevator, indoor and outdoor decks and glass terraces off the side of the building

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New York City Night Cruises

See our beautiful Skyline from all angles - in any weather!

Sunset Sail aboard the Schooner Adirondack

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NYC Premiere Dinner & Skyline Cruise

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Champagne City Lights Cruise on Yacht Manhattan

Price starting at US$56
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Circle Line Harbor Lights Cruise

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New York City Lights Dinner Cruise

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Price starting at US$161
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Architecture and Lights of Gotham

Price starting at US$74
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Take in ALL the Tours, Landmarks and Attractions and SAVE

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Secret NYC Insider Tours

Explore our subways secrets with a local guide, go behind-the-scenes at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral, uncover surprising gems and historical tales of Grand Central Station, cocktail your way through Manhattan’s best and most secretive speakeasies and much more!


Things to do in New York with Kids

One of the best parts of NYC is that what is fun for kids is usually just as much fun for adults. If you are joining us in NYC for a family vacation, then please read all about our local kid's favorites, along with special tips just for visitors.

Things to Do in New York With Kids

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FREE Things to do in New York City

There are tons of free things to do in New York all day, every day! Tours, attractions, museums, events, shows, sports, movie and more. Kids, adults, outdoors, indoors, active, lazy...you name it!

Free Things to Do in New York City

See All: Free Things to Do in NYC - weekly calendar of all free walking tours, free museum admissions, free things to do by season and more

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New York City Shopping Guides

New York City Shopping


New York City Nightlife

How do you make the most of your time in the city that never sleeps?? Some of the best 'only in NYC' nightlife experiences include skyline views, dinner cruises, Museums and attractions open late til 2am, rooftops, night tours, comedy clubs and more. Some of our top NYC Nightlife picks:

New York City Nightlife

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Romantic Things to Do in NYC

There are tons of things to do on your romantic New York City vacation. Attractions open late with skyline views, Central Park Tours, VIP Experiences, a helicopter ride. Some of the most popular romantic ways to see NYC include:

Romantic NYC Hotel Deals

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Romantic NYC Champagne & Skyline Cruises

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Private Central Park Walking Tour with a Personal Photographer

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New York City Private Helicopter Tour

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Romantic Broadway Show Picks

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Sunset Valentines Dinner Cruise in NYC

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See more romantic things to do at: Romantic New York City Vacation and Valentine's Day in NYC


Explore and Indulge Like a Real NYC Foodie

There is no shortage of pizza, bagels, street vendors, cupcakes, craft beer and cocktails, rooftops and mini food parks to explore and so many more food choices in the five boroughs, along with wonderful guides who can't wait to show you them all!!!!

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Spot Celebrities in NYC

Celebrities in NYC

Where to find celebrities in NYC or which celebrities are living in NYC today are common questions by all, but celebrity sightings in NYC are way easier than you may think and happen all the time. You will, of course, see them on the subway, in Central Park, at the gym, in restaurants, at all the current hotspots, at shows and more. But here are some unique ways to see celebrities all over the city.

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Get Out of Town for a Day

NYC is within 3 hours of so many other cities and areas you can visit for just one day. Easily head to Washington DC, Boston, Philadelphia, Niagara Falls, the Hamptons, Woodbury Common Shopping Outlets and more. Whether you live in NY or are visiting, and no matter how much you love NYC, escaping for a day is a treat for everyone. Top choices for 1-day Out of Town:

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