Ways to Keep Cool During an NYC Heatwave

Melting ice cream to represent NYC heatwave

Ways to Keep Cool During an NYC Heatwave

There’s no avoiding the fact that it has been a very hot summer in New York City this year. Sometimes, you just need to find fun and creative ways to beat the heat when it is this hot out. Here are some ideas you might want to try.

Luxury Rooftop Pools

It’s always nice to take a dip in a swimming pool, or just sit on the deck and enjoy a fresh, cold cocktail. There are several great luxury rooftop pools at New York’s finest hotels where you can reserve time and enjoy a relaxing afternoon or evening swim without battling the public pool crowds!

Go to a Movie

Movie theaters are nice and dark, and some have the best air conditioning in town. Go see a rom-com, art film or adventure flick in the cool comfort of the movie theater.

Scream for Ice Cream

Of course, there are plenty of great ice cream shops throughout the city where you can grab a cone or creamy cold beverage. You might also plan a visit to the Museum of Ice Cream. Learn all about the history and cultural impact of ice cream. And yes, you can get some delicious ice cream treats there.

Try NYC’s Best Frozen Drinks

New York offers some of the best frozen drinks and cocktails you will find anywhere in the world. What a great way to cool down on a hot summer day and try out some new flavor combinations you might not expect to be so delicious. There are many bars, taprooms and speakeasies in the city offering cold drinks and frozen cocktail creations.

Radio City Stage Door Tour

Escape the sun and get an intimate tour of the historic Radio City Music Hall. You’ll get to see what happens behind the scenes of this legendary auditorium. You might even get to meet a world-famous Rockette and take a photo!

Museum Tours

There are plenty of wonderful museums to visit throughout New York City. You can visit the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the Whitney Museum of American Art and the American Museum of Natural History.

Boating Adventures

Take an evening New York Harbor tour cruise or a thrilling jetboat ride on the Hudson River. If you own your own boat, a day out on the water is a wonderful escape from the busy city streets when it’s so hot outside.

What are your favorite ways to beat the heat on a hot NYC day? Let us know what you think. And if you happen to be looking for a new luxury home in Manhattan, contact us and we’ll help you find the perfect space to enjoy city life in every season!

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