Summertime in New York

Summertime in New York

Having fun with your kids!

New York Central Park Bow Bridge springTop things to do with your family when you visit New York!

Summer has arrived in New York. Once the warmer months roll around, the city offers summertime thrills for kids and adults. Have a look at the best outdoor activities you can do with your children and book cheap flights to New York City for the whole family now!

Places for strolling or picnic

New York’s parks and playgrounds are ideal for families. There are more than 1,600 parks scattered across the city, where you can relax and enjoy a picnic with your family. Children love to play out in the open and there are many free things to do in parks all over the five boroughs. So, get a large blanket, fill your picnic basket with goodies and head to NYC best picnic spots like Central Park, Astoria Park, Prospect Park, Madison Square Park, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Clove Lakes Park, Van Cortlandt Park, Fort Greene Park, Bryant Park, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Inwood Hill Park and Pelham Bay Park. At night-time, many of these parks turn into outdoor cinemas, offering free movie screenings!

Hot summer days & cool swimming pools

When it’s really hot outside, forget sightseeing or shopping and spend your New York trip in the city’s swimming pools! There are more than 60 public pools to escape the heat and enjoy tasty snacks, cocktails and summer drinks. So, if your hotel doesn’t have a rooftop pool, you can cool off in NYC swimming pools and spend a great day with your kids. Visit Astoria Park Pool, McCarren Park Pool, Hamilton Fish Pool and Red Hook Recreation Area.

Luna Parks & Amusements Parks

New York Coney Island Wonder WheelNew York City's seasonal amusement parks keep families entertained all summer long! So, if your children love street fairs, roller coaster, water parks and fun rides, rent a car and get out of town! The best kid’s amusement parks are less than three hours from the city and make great destinations for day trips. Check the opening times and days before you visit and save some extra money by purchasing combo tickets and card deals online as soon as you book your cheap flights to New York. Some of the most favorite amusement parks are: New York Aquarium and Luna Park in Coney Island (1000 Surf Ave, Coney Island, Brooklyn), Diggerland USA (100 Pinedge Dr, West Berlin, NJ), Hershey Park (100 W Hersheypark Dr, Hershey, PA), Sesame Place (100 Sesame Rd, Langhorne, PA), Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom (3830 Dorney Park Rd, Allentown, PA), Field Stations: Dinosaurs (Fort Lee Road, Leonia, NJ), Six Flags Great Adventures (1 Six Flags Blvd, Jackson, NJ), Morey’s Piers & Breachfront Waterparks (3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ) and Adventureland Long Island (2245 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale).

Check all the cheap flights to New York online and organize a family trip full of amazing outdoor activities outside NYC!