Many holiday makers would give you a bewildering look if you suggested that a great place to take a summer holiday break would be a trip to New York, surely that is the city to visit in December and do your Christmas shopping. Well of course it is but New York has some fabulous museums, galleries and architectural landmarks to see, but it is also a great outdoors city too. The weather is reliable but August should be avoided as it can be very humid at that time of year.
Places to visit in the summer would have to include Central Park, and a visit to the Boathouse restaurant is a must, very romantic too! A walk down the reclaimed high line will give visitors a different view of the city. This stretches 22 blocks from the Hudson to the West village for a n evening meal catching sunset over the river.
A cruise around the Statue of Liberty and onto Ellis Island will give a glimpse of what more than 12 million immigrants passed between 1892 and 1954 and also you can hear live audio recordings of the process newcomers to the city faced. Take a look at the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, this suspension bridge is 1,595 feet long and was completed in 1883. Begin near the City Hall and you will take in views of of Governors Island to the south and the Manhattan Bridge to the north, continue into Brooklyn and head up to Brooklyn Heights, for great views of Manhattan.
Visit Greenwich and take in quirky diners, wander through China Town and Little Italy, New York in the summer has so much to offer4 and you can ride on of the best transit systems in the world to many districts, all different.