VISITING NEW YORK CITY IN
Visiting New York City in July is an amazing American experience from
spending the day in Central Park to watching the Manhattan skyline light up
in celebration of the nation's birthday. Many locals have headed for the
mountains and the shores leaving it a little easier for tourists to get to
all the things to do in New York City in July. NYC weather in July is
predictably hotter than June, and you will find the end of the month
noticeably hotter than the beginning.
What to expect
- Average Daytime Temperatures: 82 F (28C)
- Average Overnight Temperatures: 65 F (18C)
- Sunny or partly sunny days: 21
- Rainy days: 7-10, 3 with significant rainfall
What to wear
- Light summer clothes will do well for the most of the time
- Pack a windbreaker or light jacket for layering when it gets colder in the evening
- sunscreen, hat, sunglasses – protect yourself from the sun
- wear comfortable shoes – you will be happy you did after a long day out
NYC Prices in July
As the temperature in New York in July rises at the end of the month, hotel
rates begin to fall, but you don't have to forget the Fourth of July events
if you look for deals and book ahead.
Book your flights and accommodation in advance for best prices, midtown &
times square are the most popular choices, but there are plenty of other
options, especially in Brooklyn with convenient transport options to
Planning your trip is a key to a balanced budget, use free online resources
like our maps & guide or the itinerary tool, if you are going to visit
some iconic attractions, get a sightseeing pass, it will easily save you
50% on regular admission prices – see more
Getting around New York City
NYC is easy to navigate, but if you can't walk to your destination there are plenty of options
The quickest way to travel around, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from
as low as $2.75 per ride, with stops usually every 8-10 blocks.
If the top taxi number is illuminated it's available, minimum metered fare
is $2.50, which increases 50 cents every fifth of a mile or every minute.
Hop on, Hop off Buses
These buses connect major attractions all over the city and provide many
photo opportunities, it's also a good way to catch a break or eat your
sandwich while still sightseeing.
Things to do in NYC in July
Check out the following list of ideas for fun things to do in New York in July:
1. Visit NYC Iconic Landmarks
Celebrate the birth of the nation's largest city by visiting a few
historic landmarks. You will find a wealth of attractions that speak
of the city's storied past. Learn the dynamic history of this
amazing city with a specialized New York Historical Tour. They can
even help you created your own custom tour.
2. Brooklyn Bridge
The Brooklyn Bridge is a means for millions to travel from lower
Manhattan to Brooklyn and also one of the city's most quintessential
structures. Officially opening in 1883, it was once the tallest
structure in the Western Hemisphere and is the subject of many
paintings and photographs. You can drive, walk, or bike over the
bridge, but it's best to go early or late to avoid the crowds. Take
a rest at the City Hall Park on the Manhattan side and admire Lady
Liberty in the distance.
3. Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty is a familiar sight in the distance from New
York's Harbor, but the month of America's birthday is the perfect
time for an up-close visit to Lady Liberty. Choose from several
tours and consider purchasing special Crown tickets in advance.
You will get a panoramic view of New York harbor as well as be
able to admire the beauty of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi’s creation
of France's gift to America. You will need to be at least four feet
tall and in good physical shape for the climb. Either way, be sure
to visit the museum on Liberty Island.
4. Fourth of July Events in NYC
Like anywhere, fireworks displays take center stage on the Fourth,
and the nation's largest city has the biggest and best. There are
many strategic viewing points to see the fireworks from Brooklyn to
Manhattan to Queens. The key is picking your spot in advance and
arriving early. Consider other ways to see the spectacular show
including the following.
5. Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm
Attend an all-American Barbeque with a view at the Brooklyn Grange
rooftop farm at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Get a closeup view of
Macy's fireworks after a cookout and follow up with a dance party.
6. East River State Park
Enjoy a great view of Macy's fireworks at this seven-acre waterfront
park in Brooklyn's Williamsburg neighborhood. This park is free and
open to the public with a great view of Manhattan’s skyline set in
plenty of green space for picnicking and barbeques.
7. Fourth of July Evening Cruises
Since Macy's fireworks are set off from barges along the East River,
the ultimate view is aboard a river cruise. There are a variety of
great cruises available. Choose from packages that offer drinks,
dinner, music, and dancing.
Rainy Day Options in NYC
Taking a Broadway show will chase away any rainy day blues during your visit to
New York City. It might not be possible to get last minute tickets to every show,
but you can find something a couple of hours before the show starts by visiting
the box office of the theatre. With every sightseeing pass purchased on this site
we offer a $40 credit voucher, valid for many of best NYC Broadways shows -
Your weather app says it’s going to be raining the whole day? Head over to one of
the best NYC Museums. Whether your interest is in art, science or city history,
there’s something for everyone in just about every neighbourhood. Pick from
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Whitney Museum of American Art orMuseum of the City of New York.