Three Fun Summertime Activities in New York City

By Jerry Del Priore

Coney Island
Coney Island Seashore

It’s summer time, and what better way to enjoy the sunny, hot season than spending it in the greatest city in the world, New York City?

Yes, fun in the sun in the Big Apple. But what are some of the most fun options in NYC, you may ask?

I’ve comprised a list of three fun summertime things to do in NYC.

Visit Coney Island

Your summer will not be complete with at least one trip to the historic Brooklyn seashore. There, you can indulge at one of the classic eateries such as Tom’s or Ruby’s restaurants, or even the legendary Nathan’s Franks.

Next, stroll the celebrated boardwalk, or drop by Luna Park Amusement Park to ride Dino’s Wonder Wheel. Don’t forget to patron New York Aquarium and blow a kiss to a dolphin or seal.

Plan a Pub Crawl

If you’re new to the NYC bar scene or just looking for an exciting way to bar hop, try Get-A-Clue Crawls—a service that organizes bar crawl scavenger hunts all around Gotham.

They’ll take you from bar to bar while giving you compelling clues, trivia, and challenges. At each site you’ll answer fun questions, complete missions, and figure out clues that reveal which pub is up next on the crawl list.

Attend a Baseball Game

America’s favorite pastime is alive and well in NYC. New York has both the Mets and Yankees, as well as a minor league affiliate for each respective big league club. Each team offers its own slice of baseball fun, and they all qualify as some of the most fun things to do in NYC.

New York Yankees

First, there’s the boys from the Bronx. The Yankees play at the picturesque Yankee Stadium, which replaced the original ballpark in 2009. 27 World Series Championships can’t be wrong. Single game ticket prices range from five bucks (select games) to $500 and up, depending upon the tilt and seating location.

Online ticket fees will apply.   

New York Mets  


Then there are the New York Mets, who play ball at Citi Field, the state-of-the-art, beautilful stadium located in Flushing, Queens. Take the 7 train from Midtown Manhattan to get the Citi Field.

Ticket prices start at $12 (for select games and groups of four—$48.00) and go up, depending upon the game and seating location.

Online ticket fees will apply.  

Staten Island Yankees

The Baby Bombers, the short-season Class A affiliate of the NY Yankees in the NY-Penn League (NYPL), play at Richmond County Bank Ballpark in the St. George section of Staten Island.

With just a 20-minute ferry ride on the Staten Island Ferry, you’ll get to witness some of tomorrow’s MLB stars at a fraction of the price.

As of 2018, individual ticket prices start at $12.00 per game and go up, depending upon when you attend and your seat location.

Online ticket fees will apply.  

Brooklyn Cyclones

MCU Park
MCU Park, the Home of the Brooklyn Cyclones.

The Cyclones are the Mets’ short-season affiliate in the same NYPL as the Staten Island Yankees. They play adjacent to the famed Coney Island Boardwalk (as mentioned above) at charming MCU Ballpark.

In addition, the Cyclones offer some of the best promotions in all of minor league baseball.

Individual ticket prices for the 2018 season range from $10.00—$19.00, depending upon when you go and where you sit (Wednesday’s individual ticket price is $10.00).

Online ticket fees will apply.  






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