New York City in July

by Naomi Young

It’s a hot time in New York City in July and there’s so many good reasons to make it your destination for the summer. As long as you know what to expect and what to take along, July in NYC can be a pleasant surprise.

Firstly, remember that average highs are 29 degrees and average lows dip to 21 degrees. 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 it’s summer vacation and 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 over the Hudson River which starts at about 9:20 pm. There will be over 40,000 fireworks exploding at a rate of more than 1,500 per minute. Incredible!! July is also a good month to get in some walking tours.

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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