- Average High: 85°F (29°C) - Average Low: 70°F (21°C)
many New Yorkers may escape the city during the heat of July,
visitors don't have to worry about being lonely or having lots
of things closed—it's actually a very popular time to visit
New York City. Many people come to enjoy all the fun, free
events that define summer in Manhattan.
What to Wear:
Summer clothes: sundresses, shorts, light-weight shirts
* It frequently rains, pack an umbrella
It might not be the beach, but the sun's rays can get you.
Bring sun protection like hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen.
A light sweater or waterproof jacket (for keeping warm in
the air-conditioned museums, stores, and Broadway shows)
Closed-toe shoes, comfortable for walking and
water-resistant, if possible
A picnic blanket is great if you want to check out some of
the free concerts and movies or just people-watch in
Central Park with a picnic.
Make sure you stay well hydrated. Travel with a water
bottle wherever you go. Fill it with ice at your hotel at
the beginning of the day and if it's the insulated type,
you'll be able to enjoy cold water all day long. There are
water fountains in most city parks. Also, be cautious
about drinking too much alcohol when it's hot, it can be
If it's not too hot, it can be the perfect time of year
for New York's many walking tours.
There are many summer concerts and outdoor
film festivals to see (most are free).