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Visiting New York In July – The Definitive Guide

The world has shrunk over the last few decades, owing to science. Different parts of the globe have come together to form a Neo-Pangea. And if a global consensus is taken to elect a capital of this new world, it would unquestionably be New York. Michael Scott of the U.S. television comedy, The Office, calls New York the “heart of civilization”. If you visit the city, you will understand why this description is poignant. The city forms a reservoir of global art and architecture. It brings together people from every culture around the world. And for these people, it offers food that feels close to home, if not exactly homemade. It also has one of the best nightlife on the planet. In short, New York is a perfect travel destination for almost anyone, even in the July heat.

What Makes New York in July Special?


New York in July

Around 65 million tourists make it to New York every year. During the summer months, New York is hot and humid. Yet, the city feels like one big party during the summer months. Aided by the school holidays, the Big Apple indulges with the tourists to give in to the feverish nightlife the city is famous for. Although July sees quite a few rainy days, it is still one of the clearest months of the year, ideal for catching a glimpse of the city skyline. The city also offers enough indoor activities for you to enjoy during the hot day time only to complete your sightseeing after sundown. And finally, July is one of the best times to visit New York if you are planning to sense the quintessential American spirit on the Fourth of July.

New York Weather in July


July is the hottest month in New York. The mercury keeps climbing throughout the month. You can expect temperatures above 30°C/86°F on three days in July. The nights are relatively pleasant and good for walks. July sees moderate rainfall in New York. It is also not very windy during this month.

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New York in July : Things to Do


1

Central Park

New York in july


There are a number of landmarks in New York that have been made popular by the media. Central Park is one of them. The rectangular stretch of greenery gives the city its unique aerial appearance. Irrespective of the time of the year, Central Park is a delight. Central Park hosts numerous events all around the year, which makes it one of the best places to head to if you want to kill some time.

July Timings
Daily: 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM

2

9/11 Memorial & Museum

New York in july


The tragic events of 9/11 rocked the whole world. The 2977 victims of the tragedy have been honored at 9/11 Memorial and adjacent Museum. The aesthetically pleasing twin reflecting pools stand at the site of the twin towers. The museum is dedicated to the lives of the victims and the impact of the tragedy on the world. This is a must-visit site in New York no matter when you are in the city.

July Timings
Daily: 7:30 AM to 9:00 PM (Memorial)
Sun - Thu: 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (Memorial Museum)
Fri - Sat 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Memorial Museum)

Location

Z180 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10007
USA
Getting There ›

One World Observatory Priority Entrance Tickets
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$35
All Day Hop on Hop Off Ferry
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$31
Hop on Hop off Ferry + One World Observatory & 9/1...
from
$79

3

Top of the Rock

New York in july


July is a good time to head up the observation decks of New York. Top of the Rock is situated at the top of the Rockefeller Center. The cruise ship like structure gives it a unique visual appeal. The vantage point will offer you a breathtaking view of the New York skyline. Top of the Rock also lies in the vicinity of numerous happening shopping and dining destinations where you could head to later.

July Timings
Daily: 8:00 AM - 12:30 AM

Location

30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10112,
USA
Getting There ›

Top of the Rock Observation Deck: Flexible Date Ti...
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$38
Empire State Building Observatory Tickets
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$63
New York Explorer Pass - 3 Attractions
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$94
One World Observatory Priority Entrance Tickets
from
$35

4

Helicopter Tour

New York in july


The magnanimity of New York’s skyline cannot be understated. This is why a number of attractions in the city revolve around this selling point. A helicopter tour of New York is one way to see the entire city of New York and the greater New York area. From the Statue of Liberty to Times Square, you’ll see it all in just under 30 minutes. The high visibility in July will aid this aerial tour.

Location

Helicopter Flight Services Inc, Downtown Manhattan Heliport pier 6
New York, USA
Getting There ›

20 Minute Helicopter Tour - Including Heliport Fees
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$284
15 Minute Helicopter Tour - Including Heliport Fees
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$239
30 Minute Helicopter Tour - Including Heliport Fees
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$369
NYC Helicopter Tour - 15 minute Tour
from
$207
NYC Helicopter Tour - 30 Minutes Tour
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$329
Couple's Private 30 Minute Helicopter Tour - Inclu...
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$695
Couple's Private 45 Minute Helicopter tour - Inclu...
from
$965

5

New York Hamilton Tour : Young, Scrappy & Hungry

New York in july


If you are interested in American History, this tour is for you. You will be taken on this three-hour-long tour led by an expert in American Colonial history. The tour will take you around a series of important locations throughout the city which have played a significant role in American independence. You will also discover the contributions of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington on this tour.

July Timings
Daily: 10 AM onwards

Location

Trinity Church, Fraunces Tavern, New York
USA
Getting There ›

6

Circle Line NYC Landmarks Cruise

New York in july


While a dive in the Upper Bay might not be quite pleasant, a cruise is certainly a recommended experience. With this cruise, you will be able to look upon the grandeur of Manhattan from the water bodies surrounding it. You will be able to see all five boroughs, many of the famous bridges, and get up close to the Governor’s Island and the Statue of Liberty.

July Timings
Daily: 10 AM, 12 PM & 1.30 PM

Location

Pier 83, West 42nd Street , New York City
USA
Getting There ›

Circle Line NYC Landmarks Cruise
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$37
Statue of Liberty Cruise
from
$28
Circle Line New York Harbor Lights Cruise
from
$35
Statue By Night Tour
from
$23
Statue of Liberty Island & Ellis Island Tour with ...
from
$18.5
All Day Hop on Hop Off Ferry
from
$31
Hop on Hop off Ferry + One World Observatory & 9/1...
from
$79

7

Chinatown Food Tour

New York in july


At least one food tour during your time in New York is mandatory. This tour focuses on the Chinese cuisine available in the Big Apple. You will be heading to Chinatown and eating from as many as four legendary establishments in the area. This includes authentic tea, dumplings, pork buns, and other Chinese specialties. This is an essential tour no matter when you are in New York.

July Timings
All tours are held rain or shine. Ponchos would be provided if it rains. Please see the weather forecasts and book your tour accordingly.

Location

Canal St & Baxter St,
New York, USA
Getting There ›

The Great Food Tour of New York
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$60
The Original Brooklyn Pizza Tour
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$82
Chinatown Food Tour
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$50
Chelsea Market Food and Culture Walking Tour
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$57
New York Pizza Walk
from
$60

8

Broadway Shows

New York in july


When at the melting pot of international culture, you have to indulge in art. Broadway forms an important part of New York’s persona. It is wildly popular and watched by millions each year. Musicals like Aladdin, King Kong, The Lion King, Wicked, Mean Girls, The Book of Mormon, are just a few of Broadway’s offerings. There is one for everyone and it is definitely not one to miss out.

July Timings
Timings Vary Depending On The Show & Availability

Location

Theater District New York, NY
USA
Getting There ›

Aladdin
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$57.5
The Lion King
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$107
The Phantom of the Opera
from
$29
Chicago
from
$49.5
Wicked
from
$89
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
from
$49
Frozen
from
$57.5
Sea Wall / A Life
from
$49
Betrayal
from
$59
Jersey Boys
from
$49
Sea Wall / A Life
from
$49
Betrayal
from
$59
West Side Story
from
$109
The Rose Tattoo
from
$59
Rock of Ages
from
$49
#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment
from
$69
The Office! A Musical Parody
from
$35
Derren Brown: Secret
from
$49
David Byrne's American Utopia
from
$199
Little Shop of Horrors
from
$99
Aladdin - Broadway 2 for 1 Offer
from
$52.5
The Phantom of the Opera - Broadway 2 for 1 Offer
from
$35.5
Chicago - Broadway 2 for 1 Offer
from
$70.5
Wicked - Broadway 2 for 1 Offer
from
$45.5
Sea Wall / A Life - Broadway 2 for 1 Offer
from
$59
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - Broadway 2 fo...
from
$45.5
Frozen - Broadway 2 for 1 Offer
from
$52.5
Derren Brown: Secret - Broadway 2 for 1 Offer
from
$50.5
Come From Away: A New Musical - Broadway 2 for 1 O...
from
$69.5
Mean Girls - Broadway 2 for 1 Offer
from
$56
Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Tempta...
from
$49
Aladdin
from
$57.5
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
from
$49
Beetlejuice
from
$59
Chicago
from
$49.5
Come From Away: A New Musical
from
$49
Dear Evan Hansen
from
$99
Frozen
from
$57.5
Hadestown
from
$89
Hamilton
from
$235
Hadestown
from
$89
#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment
from
$69
Sistas - The Musical
from
$44.5
The Office! A Musical Parody
from
$35
The Play That Goes Wrong
from
$79
The Gazillion Bubble Show
from
$49
Fiddler on the Roof (A Fidler Afn Dakh)
from
$59
Blue Man Group
from
$64.5
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
from
$85
Perfect Crime
from
$60
To Kill a Mockingbird
from
$89
Drunk Shakespeare
from
$55
Sea Wall / A Life
from
$49
Betrayal
from
$59
Sistas - The Musical
from
$44.5
West Side Story
from
$109
The Rose Tattoo
from
$59
The Play That Goes Wrong
from
$79
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
from
$85
Derren Brown: Secret
from
$49
Rock of Ages
from
$49
Drunk Shakespeare
from
$55
#DateMe: An OkCupid Experiment
from
$69
Sistas - The Musical
from
$44.5
The Office! A Musical Parody
from
$35
The Play That Goes Wrong
from
$79
The Gazillion Bubble Show
from
$49
Fiddler on the Roof (A Fidler Afn Dakh)
from
$59
Blue Man Group
from
$64.5
The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking
from
$85
To Kill a Mockingbird
from
$89
Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Tempta...
from
$49
Oklahoma!
from
$59.5
Tootsie
from
$69
Hadestown
from
$89
Betrayal
from
$59
Sea Wall / A Life
from
$49
Moulin Rouge
from
$99
Waitress
from
$79
To Kill a Mockingbird
from
$89
Tootsie
from
$69
David Byrne's American Utopia
from
$199
Freestyle Love Supreme
from
$139
Aladdin
from
$57.5
The Lion King
from
$107
Wicked
from
$89
Frozen
from
$57.5
Mean Girls
from
$79.5
The Gazillion Bubble Show
from
$49
Blue Man Group
from
$64.5
Christmas Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rock...
from
$65
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
from
$49
Sea Wall / A Life
from
$49
Life Sucks
from
$40.5
The Phantom of the Opera
from
$29
Chicago
from
$49.5
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
from
$49
Jersey Boys
from
$49
To Kill a Mockingbird
from
$89
Oklahoma!
from
$59.5
Freestyle Love Supreme
from
$139

9

Statue of Liberty

New York in july


Lady Liberty has valiantly guarded the harbors of New York and in doing so, has made herself a necessity for every tour of the city. The Statue of Liberty is another such landmark that represents New York. It was named a National Monument in 1924. You can explore the Liberty Island and the Museum on a single tour, which will help you save some time in the high season of July.

July Timings
Daily: 11:30 AM onwards
Ferry Timings: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (every 25–30 minutes approximately)

Location

New York, NY 10004,
USA
Getting There ›

Statue of Liberty Island & Ellis Island Tour with ...
from
$18.5
Circle Line NYC Landmarks Cruise
from
$37
Statue of Liberty Cruise
from
$28
Statue By Night Tour
from
$23
New York Explorer Pass - 3 Attractions
from
$94
Statue of Liberty Tour with Liberty Island & Statu...
from
$57
Hop on Hop off Ferry + One World Observatory & 9/1...
from
$79

10

American Museum of Natural History

New York in July


If the history of civilization is of any interest to you, the American Museum Of Natural History is one of the best places in the world for you. Founded in 1869, this famous institution has done a brilliant job in collating the history of the planet under one roof. Not only that, it has fun and interactive activities for the young at heart as well. In July, in spite of the crowd, you will be well rewarded at the American Museum of Natural History.

July Timings
Daily: 10:00 AM to 5:45 PM

Location

Central Park West & 79th St, New York, NY 10024,
USA
Getting There ›

New York in July: Events to Look Out For


New York in July events

Fourth of July

4th July 2019
New York doesn’t hold back when celebrating its independence. The largest fireworks display in the country takes place in New York and you can witness it from just about any vantage point in the city. There are also numerous concerts and film screenings going on in addition to the parade in Staten Island. The true American spirit is on display on the Fourth of July.

New York in July events

Pinknic

19th & 20th July 2019
Another event that will be housed at Randall’s Island Park, this is a unique event in which you can dance, play, eat, and drink dressed in pink and white. This visually spectacular event is covered by some of the most well known international magazines in the world. If you are in New York in July, be prepared to indulge in this rosé event.

New York in july events

Movies with a View

11, 18, & 25 July 2019
This unique event is organized by and in the Brooklyn Bridge Park. On selected Thursdays across the summer, feature films, short films, and music are showcased in the park. You can pack your picnic basket, bring some wine and a blanket to enjoy some of the greatest films ever made while enjoying the view of the East River and lower Manhattan.

New York in july events

Midsummer Night Swing

25th June – 13th July 2019
Summer is the time to enjoy outdoor activities and Midsummer Night Swing is one of the premier summer events in New York. The three-week festival brings some of the best musical acts in the Big Apple and triggers wild celebrations. Although the term “swing” is associated with the title, you can indulge in any number of dance forms, including salsa and disco.

New York in july events

Summer on the Hudson

4th May – 7th Dec 2019
Organized by the New York City Parks, Summer on the Hudson comprises of a number of activities that take place on the Hudson River. This includes yoga, dance, martial arts, karaoke, science and culinary workshops, among others. The Hudson River provides a brilliant view of the Manhattan skyline which makes these events a bit more rewarding.

NYC in July : 5-day Itinerary


NYC July Essentials


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New York Weather in July

New York is at its hottest in July. In recent times, the mercury has even soared to 39°C in New York. The average high remains at 29°C and the average low hovers around 22°C. There is a 40% chance of rain on all days throughout July. Humidity is moderate during the month and visibility is high.

Where to Stay in July

Despite the high volume of tourists in July, especially around the fourth of July, there will not be a dearth of hotels or rooms in New York. Rates may be slightly inflated, but that is a risk you run when you come during the summer. If you have your itinerary ready, choose the hotel according to your sightseeing route

  • Luxury: The Whitby Hotel, The Towers at Lotte New York Palace, Crosby Street Hotel
  • Mid–range: Library Hotel by Library Hotel Collection, The Sherry–Netherland Hotel, The Langham New York Fifth Avenue
  • Budget: Hotel 50 Bowery NYC, NobleDEN Hotel, EVEN Hotel Times Square South

What to Pack in July

Cut all of your warm clothes loose and only pack light and breathable clothes for July. Shorts may be a good idea for overcast hot days. Remember to carry sunblock if you are planning to get some of the walking tours done during the day. In that case, you will also need a bottle of water that you can carry around. Do not forget to carry an umbrella and a set of waterproof clothing as the chance of you encountering rain is high.

Getting Around New York in July

New York handles a lot of traffic every day. Therefore, over time, it has developed a vast network of public transport. It is reliable and economical. The MTA has done a wonderful job to connect the five boroughs. Take the subway if you prioritize speed over everything else. They run on all days of the year. The buses are also a good way to travel, if not the fastest. It can afford you a certain degree of sightseeing. The yellow cabs are the fastest surface means of transport within New York. The fleet is quite large too. You may also opt for the ferry to take you across the East River, Hudson River, and the Upper Bay.

New York in July: Seasonal Delicacies


NYC in july - what to eat
Meat over Rice

New York is famous for its street meat and it even finds mention in NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine. You will find New Yorkers queuing up for hours to eat this roasted meat delicacy. The roasted meat is served with fragrant basmati rice and a special sauce.
Where to eat: The Halal Guys

NYC in july - what to eat
BEC

How could you expect to leave New York without trying at least one of the many famous sandwiches? The BEC, or the bacon, egg and cheese sandwich is a breakfast staple in New York. You can also try it after a night of heavy drinking.
Where to eat: Sarge’s Delicatessen & Diner

NYC in july - what to eat
Bagel

New York has been home to a large Jewish community. It has had its impressions on the city’s culinary offerings. The bagel is basically a hand-shaped bread that is baked crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside.
Where to eat: Russ & Daughters

NYC in july - what to eat
Chocolate Chip Cookie

Admittedly, chocolate chip cookies are available everywhere in the world now. But certain places in New York put a little extra effort in perfecting this cookie. With a gooey interior and a crunchy exterior, this baked delicacy tastes like a small piece of heaven.
Where to eat: Levain Bakery

NYC in july - what to eat
New York Cheesecake

The New York Cheesecake has had the honor of carrying the name of this esteemed city because of its unique spin on the classic dessert. In addition to its original form, you get a generous amount of fruit puree and a delicate sponge base on this one.
Where to eat: Junior’s

Tips for Visiting New York in July


  • Make your flight and hotel bookings as early as possible because July sees a lot of tourist flow in New York. Last minute bookings could be expensive and altogether improbable.
  • Book your tickets to the attractions in advance as some of the New York landmarks allow a limited number of visitors at a time.
  • Plan your walking tours and outdoor activities as early in the day as possible or hold off until sundown. The July sun can be unforgiving.
  • Take advantage of the Restaurant Week event that kicks off in the city towards the end of the month. Around 370 restaurants provide special deals during this event.
  • Indulge in the local culture and history with the Harlem Festival. It begins in the last week of July and consists of performances, film screenings, fashion shows, a children’s festival, and sports events.

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