With summer in full swing, New York City is expecting it’s first heat wave of the season this week, with temperatures reaching the mid 90’s. Not to fear! Here are some cool places to chill out while we ride this wave.
Hit the pools.
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All five boroughs have free outdoor pools to splash and cool off in this summer. Click https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/outdoor-pools For a list of all locations.
Test your sea legs.
There’s nothing like a cool breeze from the ocean while taking in the spectacular city views. From water taxis, ferries, sailing, kayaking and cruising, you have so many options to choose from to unwind on the water. http://www.littleviews.com/home/newyork/cruising_the_Hudson_resources.cfm
The options are limitless in New York when it comes to getting inspired by art, history, science, you name it! Get lost in the Met, see the dinosaurs at the Natural History Museum, or admire the architecture of the Guggenheim. Either way, you can’t go wrong! https://www.ny.com/museums/all.museums.html
Take a dip in the ocean.
Since it’s only July, the water is still chilly and will be super refreshing after relaxing on the beach. Dial 7 can drive you to any of these locations with the AC blasting- https://www.nycgovparks.org/facilities/beaches
Eat all the ice cream.
Nothing is better than a cone of your favorite flavor on a hot summer day. http://ny.eater.com/maps/best-new-ice-cream-shops-new-york-city