New York City in June

by Naomi Young

Visiting New York in June is a must for those who like a taste of everything. The weather isn’t too hot and although the city is bustling yet it’s not unpleasantly full with the summer rush of tourists.

Average highs and lows of 79F (26C) and 64F (18C) still means the occasional sweater and umbrella use is necessary, but with outdoor season starting in New York, the colder days are few and far between.

The numerous outdoor music and film festivals which include the Bryant Park Film Festival, JVC Jazz Festival and Shakespeare in the Park should give travellers a great taste of New York’s cultural scene. Most of these festivals are also free. It is advisable to pack a picnic basket and a blanket to make the festivals just that much more comfortable.

June also welcomes Restaurant Week back, where New York’s top eateries offer 5 star meals at discount prices. There is also the Annual Lesbian and Gay Pride Week and the Puerto Rican Day Parade to look out for – entertainment in true cosmopolitan New York style. June in New York is definitely a time for the outdoors and cultural experiences.

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