TRAVEL | 08.19.20

COVID Summer: Things to do in NYC

Tired of being in the house? Don't have any ideas on what to do? No worries! Here is a list of things for you to do with friends and family or even for an awesome date!

1. Kayaking at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Being in the water is always great this time of year. What's even better is that you can do it for FREE! You can now Kayak at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Registration is required, and you can register up to two weeks in advance up until October 14th. New time slots open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You can also choose to be in a single or two-person boat and you don't have to have past experience. For more information, feel free to visit

2. Skyline Drive-in NYC

Another way to go out while remaining socially distant is this amazing drive-in theater located at 1 Oak Street. The view alone of the Manhattan skyline is a sight to see but what's also cool about this experience is that if you don't have a car, they now offer outdoor seating as an option! Pricing ranges from $22 to $55 so if you would like to check it out, visit

3. Ampia Rooftop

I don't know about you, but I get tired of cooking or ordering food. I recently came across this place and thought it would be such a cute date idea so I decided to share! The Ampia rooftop is located at 100 Broad St (Entrance on Bridge Street) on the third floor. What caught my eye the most about this restaurant is the individual green houses for a social distance dining experience. The food looks amazing and is reasonably priced. I can't wait to try it out myself! This place gets booked fast so if you would like to be seated in one of the green houses, reservations need to be made 7 days in advance. Masks must also be worn while walking to and from tables. Want to know more? Visit

4. The Greens Rooftop at Pier 17

Who ever would've thought you could have your own mini lawn in NYC? The Greens offer a dining experience like no other. With the corona virus still present, eating establishments have had to come up with safe and creative ways to get customers. Not only do you get to chill out on your very own mini lawn, but it also comes with a USB charging port, umbrellas, and even a built in Yeti cooler. How cool is that? The maximum capacity is 8 guests so grab your friends and family and head on over. The menu has a great variety of food options and are offered at a great price. For booking and further information visit

5. Online Paint and Sip

Although this is an activity that is done at home it does make being at home more fun. You can invite friends or even make it a date as well. Paint and Sip Studio NY offers virtual pre-recorded and Zoom painting classes online!  No Supplies? No problem! You can purchase supplies on their website get it delivered directly to your door with free shipping. Set the tone with your own music and get some of your favorite wine. There are so many different pictures to paint from with artist such as Monet to Van Gogh, you decide. You can even do it with people who live in another state! Visit

Know of any other activities to do? Thinking about trying some of the ones I mentioned? Comment below.

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