It may be sweltering out there, but there are still tons of ways to stay cool during your visit to New York City this summer. Here are five of them:
Sip a frozen margarita under the covered rotunda at the Boat Basin Café on West 79th Street. Your shade comes complete with great views of the Hudson (and hopefully a cool breeze).
Go to a museum. Whether you spend a day at the granddaddy of them all—the Metropolitan Museum of Art—or explore a smaller spot (try the Eco Fashion: Going Green exhibit at the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology), you’ll stay cool and get some culture at the same time.
Buy an iced coffee from one of these great places.
See a movie. AMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 (with IMAX) and Regal Union Square Stadium 14 will have all the big summer blockbusters. If you’re looking for something a bit more obscure, head to Landmark Sunshine Cinemas on the Lower East Side for a good selection of alternative, independent and foreign films.
What’s your favorite way to beat the summer heat?