Summer Activities In NYC

Summer is here, as indicated by the sweltering heat that seems to be inescapable within the city limits. Along with high temperatures comes much to do in the greatest city in the world. For those who live in or near NYC you should never utter the words “I am bored”, especially after reading this article! Below we have a snapshot of 101 things to do in the 5 boros this year. Enjoy.

Alphabet City Beer Co.

A homey and dark bar in the East Village has incredible beers on tap as well as in a bottle cooler for patrons to drink on site or at home. There are board games for the bar dwellers, but if you are looking for more of a view, every summer they schedule a tour on a Ventura yacht equipped with beer, food and views of NYC from the water.

The Museum of Natural History

Made even more famous than it already was, the setting of “Night at the Museum” is a portal to the past as well as the present. Home to historical figures and species, as well as giants of the sea and the african plains, this attraction will have you leaving filled with new knowledge about something, I promise.

The Bronx Zoo

Head north to the Bronx to see over 6,000 species near one of the most urban areas in the continent. A great way to connect with some wildlife that might be absent in your daily urban life, The Bronx Zoo is near and dear to this blogger’s heart. Tip: Wednesdays are “pay what you wish” days so I would recommend taking a mid week trip!

Chelsea Piers Field House

Rainy day? Never fear, the Piers are here. 80,000 square feet of fun includes foam pits, trampolines, rock climbing, a golf driving range, and other fun activities!

Comedy Cellar

Ever catch a minute or two of Louis C.K.’s tv show? You are likely to have seen him performing stand up or talking to someone outside of the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village. This place has been frequented by some of the funniest people in the business like Louis, Jerry Seinfeld, Judd Apatow, etc.

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from Ari Kellen | New York City Exploration


Must Haves For Travel

Travelling is a fun and adventurous hobby, but as vacationers are planning what to bring with them some important key items can be left behind. Do not be that traveller that gets to their hotel and and has that “oh no” moment. Bring the following items with you everywhere you travel.

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Having USB ports for you infinite amount of electronics is a necessity in today’s world. Without power is the equivalent to being without knowledge in many cases. Airports and hotels alike have an incredible amount of ports for your cameras, phones, tablets, watches, Google Glasses, etc.


Whether travelling to warm or cold climes, odds are you will catch a chill. Airports are air conditioned to maximum effect, as are airplanes. A sweatshirt can turn a shivering trip into a comfortable nap time. It is always better to err on the side of caution when it comes to chilly temps. Remember, even in the desert it gets very cold at night.

Combination Lock

Keeping with the cautious theme, lock your luggage so nobody can rifle through your checked bags. You will be thankful when your new shoes arrive back home in your suitcase and not in someone’s eBay account.

Travel ID, Itinerary

A classic mistake is forgetting identification while travelling. Do not make this mistake as it is so easy to make!

First Aid Kit

Bumps, bruises, scratches and cuts happen, be ready for them with a travel sized first aid kit. Many people also discover food allergies while on vacation so be prepared with an epipen! Lastly, folks tend to get over served at dinner or while out on the town. Be sure to pack some advil.

Pack these items every trip you take and you will be able to fall back on your great planning come a time of need.

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from Ari Kellen| Travel Page