VISITING NEW YORK CITY IN
If you're planning a visit to New York City in June, you've picked the
perfect time. Most schools are out by then, and many of the locals have
escaped to their summer havens leaving more room in the city for you. NYC
weather in June is especially nice. You won't find the same stifling summer
heat of other cities like Atlanta, New Orleans, or Las Vegas.
What to expect
- Average Daytime Temperatures: 77 F (26C)
- Average Overnight Temperatures: 63 F (17C)
- Sunny or partly sunny days: 20
- Rainy days: 7-10, 3 with significant rainfall
What to wear
- Pack a windbreaker or light jacket for layering when it gets colder
- Wear comfortable walking shoes, closed toe shoes and water resistant if possible, you will be happy you did after the long day
- a picnic blanket is great if you want to enjoy one of many free june concerts or just relax in the park
- small umbrella in case it rains
NYC Prices in June
It isn't the cheapest season for hotel accommodations, but you can find so
many free things to do in New York in June it really helps make up the
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 June
Check out the following list of ideas for fun things to do in New York in June:
1. Museum Mile Festival
This annual street party is usually held on the second Tuesday in
June. Along with some lively entertainment, visitors get free
admission to the great museums along Fifth Avenue's "Museum Mile".
This stretch of museums starts near 82nd Street and runs to 105th
Participating museums include the following: El Museo del Barrio,
the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the
Jewish Museum, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, Neue Galerie,
and the Museum of the City of New York. The block party-style events
begin at 6 p.m. rain or shine.
2. Summer Concerts Series
Nowhere else would you be able to see free live performances by
the hottest names in music other than Rockefeller Center and Central
Park in June. From May until September, the TODAY show sponsors free
early morning concerts on most Fridays. It is recommended to get
there as early as 5 a.m. to get a good for viewing. Past performers
have included big names like Miley Cyrus, New Kids on the Block, and
Not to be outdone, Good Morning America has their own Summer Concert
Series also on Friday mornings running May through August. Their
free concerts are held at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.
Concert-goers should use the 72nd Street entrance on Fifth Avenue.
The free concerts don't end there. Central Park's SummerStage has
its home base at Rumsey Field, but the Summer Series features free
concerts in parks around all of New York's five boroughs.
Participating SummerStage artists span all genres including music,
dance, comedy, Broadway, and more.
3. New York Street Festivals
You will find a variety of lively street festivals scheduled in New
York City in June. Most of them celebrate certain cultures and ethnic
groups, and they all feature food, music, and lots of fun.
For a taste of Southern fare along with rock, blues, and soul music
look for the Big Apple Block Party in Madison Square. Barbecue,
beer, wine, sides, and desserts are available for purchase.
An Irish Fair is held on a weekend in June on Staten Island. It
features two stages of music and dancing along with food and an
Irish Market. This is a great way for visitors to combine a festival
with a visit to Staten Island's historic landmarks and museums.
The Taste of Jewish Culture Annual Street Festival is always
filled with dozens of purveyors featuring traditional Jewish food
and displays for learning the Jewish Culture. It's usually held in
mid to late June.
4. Gay Pride Parade
The Gay Pride Parade is one of the city's most popular June events.
Thousands come to celebrate the LGBTQ community for a historic march
followed by a host of Gay Pride events. The parade begins at 36th
Street and Fifth Avenue. It ends in the West Village, and plenty of
partying follows. Everyone is welcome.
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.