When the weather is above 85 and it’s steamy in New York – these are one of my most favorite (and most distracted) times of year. Some New Yorkers complain about the heat, but honestly – would we rather have ten feet of snow?
Didn’t think so.
I try my best during these times to get my work done so I can be out the door on time or take a long lunch during the day. While many choose to escape the city and get to a beach (believe me, I’ll be on that train soon enough), the first hot days of summer are the best times to take advantage of the city. Here are a few of my favorite things to do…
Kick back with a margarita – Frozen. Let’s make this legit. You can make you’re own at home and throw open a window or try any number of places around the city. My favorite is Rosa Mexicano’s Pomegranate Marg, but Arriba Arriba has the biggest in the city.
Dine outside – This is an easy one with all the outdoor restaurants in NYC ready to shake off the winter chill. But I actually have a fun girls-only picnic on my bucket list this summer… Central Park has concerts you can check out for free at Summer Stage, so all you need to do is pack up some tasty apps and a blanket.
Take board games or cards to a beer garden – If you’ve never been to Astoria, check out Studio Square. You’ll fall in love with Queens almost instantly. La Birreria on Eataly’s roof is also a wonderful place to chill out and take your time (bonus – they have great wine if you’re not into beer).