August can be a wonderful time to visit New York. Sure, it’s hot and humid but it still has a lot to offer if you’re dressed for it! Fall collections are available everywhere. And since it’s hot there is something appealing about window shopping for the autumn season. Those fantastical displays in the store windows on 5th Avenue remind me that in the near future I will be throwing on a luxurious sweater to keep me warm instead of throwing cold water on my face for a quick cool down.
However, the Labor Day weekend in New York was anything but usual! While the West Coast was baking at an uncomfortable 100 degrees plus New York was experiencing a few cold rainy days. My golden rule for travel is no matter the temperatures always take a scarf with you because you just never know when a low pressure system is looming.
But my favorite dining experience was located in midtown at the Greek restaurant Souvlaki Gr. Dining at Souvlaki Gr was like being transported into any number of restaurants in Myconos. The whitewashed walls, rustic setting and large open windows combined with the wonderful service and lively Mediterranean music made our dining experience exceptional! There was plenty on the menu for vegetarians, pescatarians and carnivores. As if that was not enough Souvlaki Gr did not have us choking on your hummus when we got our tab.
There is plenty to do during the summer months in New York and some of my favorite activities are free. Central Park never fails to offer up plenty to see and do.
You won’t have to look to hard for every kind of entertainment from singers to dancers and occasional theatre groups performing. I especially love visiting the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. The acoustics inside the terrace are brilliant! And because of the incredible echoes in the tunnel nearby there are always singers and musicians entertaining the crowds that walk, skate and bicycle through.
Eat well, laugh a lot, and travel chic!