Your Summer of a Lifetime in New York: The Hidden Gems

Mick Murray

July 22, 2021

You deserve to have a spectacular summer in New York, and we’re here to help you unearth some of the city’s brightest hidden gems. From cool photography hotspots to secret local stories and fascinating history, this list is guaranteed to bring you some unexpected and unforgettable summer adventures. Did we mention you can also get unlimited rides at Luna Park?

Brooklyn Museum

For the artistically inclined

Why you'll love it: Featuring world-class artists and ancient artifacts from around the globe, there’s plenty to see and do at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s also located directly next to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing summer afternoon.

Luna Park

For thrillseekers and fun lovers

Why you’ll love it: Sometimes it’s easy to forget that New York has a beach! Make the most of the summer sunshine and head to Luna Park at Coney Island. This handy four-hour pass gives you unlimited rides – that’s as many twists, turns and spins as one person can handle!

Museum of the City of New York

For that New York state of mind

Why you'll love it: There’s nowhere better in the world to learn about New York’s past, present, and future than at this innovative museum. Discover stories of struggle and triumph, and learn more about famous New Yorkers from J.P. Morgan to Jay-Z.


For a new way to experience art

Why you'll love it: Chilled out music, atmospheric lighting, and chic interior design blend together seamlessly with amazing contemporary photography at Fotografiska. This immersive museum is the perfect way to make your summer cooler than ever before.

Unlimited Biking

For pedal-powered sightseeing

Why you'll love it: New York is full of hidden gems, and here’s the most scenic way to see as many as possible. Hop on your bike and cruise around the Lower East Side, check out the restaurants in Little Italy, or rummage around Chinatown – the choice is yours.

Time to experience NYC in real life again? Check out the official guide to New York City for more inspiration.