July in New York City

by Samantha Palmer

Although many people tend to avoid New York City in July because of the heat and for the infamous fact that it is the wettest month of the year, there are actually many good reasons to make it your destination for the summer. As long as you know what to expect and what to take along, New York City in July can be a pleasant surprise.

Firstly, remember that average highs are 29 degrees (85 C) and average lows dip to 21 degrees (70 F). Also, visitors should expect rain. With these facts in mind, you should pack for your visit accordingly. Lightweight cotton clothing, comfortable, closed walking shoes and an umbrella are definite essentials. You might also want to pack a light sweater to keep you warm in stores and museums where the air-conditioning might be turned on too high for your liking. Remember to drink a lot more water than you usually do, as you don’t want to dehydrate!

One of the reasons that people visit New York in July is because there is so much to do and see, and many of the events are absolutely free. Check out the schedules for the many outdoor festivals and concerts in the park such as the ??Met Opera in the Park’ and ??Shakespeare in the Park’. Don’t forget to pack a picnic blanket to make yourself comfortable on the grass while you watch. The 4th of July is a great day to be in New York and enjoy the festivities, including the traditional Macy’s Fireworks Display. July is also a good month to get in some walking tours in the city such as the Greenwich Village Food and Culture Tour.

To get in a different city experience this summer, head to the Big Apple this July and feel like a true local! New York Journey features lots of interesting articles and information along with several hotel reviews.

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