LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY: Ultimate Summer Travel Guide!

LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY: Ultimate Summer Travel Guide!

there is truly nothing like summertime
in the city after six months of hibernation the city comes alive from
late May to late September in this video is sponsored by DJI I’m going to show
you the ultimate New York City summer Travel Guide number one on my list is
have a sunset picnic at sheep’s meadow in Central Park
now sheep’s meadow is a 15 acre field located in the southwestern section of
Central Park it’s a sea of green amid all the
concrete in the glass and steel of the city and it’s the perfect place to spend
a hot summer day the lawn is open from April till mid-october from dawn to dusk
in fair weather the meadow was originally designed as a parade ground
and it was once a potential location for military usage which was strongly
opposed so instead it was converted into an actual pasture with sheep until 1934
today the meadow is one of the best spots in the city to come and relax at
sunset and have a dinnertime picnic when I’m going around New York City you know
a lot of the times you don’t want to have a huge DSLR camera it can be a
burden but the Osmo pocket is so light and so portable I can put it in my
pocket and take it anywhere around the entire city we’re having an evening
picnic here in sheep’s meadow I’m actually filming this clip right now on
the Osmo pocket the best thing about the Osmo is the fact that it’s so tiny but
it doesn’t compromise your image quality it also has active tracks so you can put
this thing down and run around see the whole view of sheep’s meadow from the
Osmo pocket it’s all you need to film your beautiful scenes in sheep’s meadow
it’s such a juxtaposition with all the solar skyscrapers on billionaires row
off in the distance and then the endless green in the foreground up you really
can’t get this scenery anywhere else in the entire world
my girlfriend Hanna and I have been coming here a good amount so far this
summer bringing some watercolors and do a bit of painting or simply run around
in the grass barefoot and have some fun if you’re visiting or even if you are a
local you can’t go wrong with spending the day at sheep’s meadow jump on a
train downtown as the Sun sets and the moon rises over the city for the next
activity on my list stargazing on the that’s right stargazing in New York City
each Tuesday night from April to late October head down to 14th Street in the
High Line for free stargazing put together by the amateur astronomers
Association of New York City the night I stopped by you could see crystal clearly
the craters on the moon through the telescope I was actually shocked at how
crisp the view was and on Sun lights you can even see Jupiter and the rings of
Saturn head to the High Line each Tuesday night for a walk along the park
and a chance to take a closer look at the Stars
for the next activity on my list I recommend heading down to Brooklyn
Bridge Park and just enjoying the lawn right by the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge
right behind me there you have all the views of lower Manhattan financial
district you see One World Trade Center then over
this way one of the most iconic pieces of architecture in the entire city the
Brooklyn Bridge was built in 1883 and has become an icon of New York City if
you’re going to walk the bridge to the park I recommend going at sunrise to
beat the crowds it’s a very unique feeling to be one of the only people in
such a busy tourist destination but I think the most scenic way to get to
Brooklyn Bridge Park from Manhattan is by taking the NYC Feria the ferry
departs from 34th Street in Midtown and cruises down the East River giving you
incredible views of the Chrysler Building the eastern skyline of Midtown
and of course the Empire State Building the ferry only costs two dollars and
seventy-five cents at the filming of this video which is a pretty affordable
way to see the city from the water once you get to Brooklyn Bridge Park grab a
bite to eat at Luke’s org naw ciose for some classic pizza stroll on down to the
green lawn at the foot of the bridge and taken the best views of lower Manhattan
from Brooklyn next up on my list is visit the most
famous statue in the world the Statue of Liberty is a colossal
structure on Liberty Island I think it’s a hands-down bucket list item that
everyone should check off their list but get into the island is easier said than
done I made the huge mistake of booking
tickets at 2 p.m. on a Friday the crowds were out of control the line
to get through security takes 20 to 30 minutes so make sure you arrive early my
next tip is book well in advance they have different levels of tickets with
the most basic reserved ticket for $18.50 which allows you access to
Liberty and Ellis Island now the crown ticket access will let you into the
interior of the Statue and up to the top these tickets were all booked out three
months in advance so if you’re looking to come to New York City in the summer
make sure to book your tickets in early spring now once we got to Liberty Island
the crowds were on another level I’ve never seen a place so packed in the city
other than Times Square so again my number one tip if you’re going to the
Statue of Liberty in the summertime both well in advance and take the first boat
at 8 o’clock in the morning or if you want to beat the crowds entirely for a
very unique view of Lady Liberty you can always just rent a jet ski the next
activity on my list is jet skiing in the Hudson now the best time to do this is
early in the morning when the winds are calm waters not too rough you usually be
in a small group three four other people let’s go get it you just to click 15
minute drive from midtown Manhattan to Pier 13 in Hoboken
you will arrive at New York Harbor jet ski tours I opted to do the New York
Harbor tour which is just one hour long the tour cost $160 plus an extra $50 for
a dumpling now before you head out the guides give
you a full safety briefing and we were told that no prior jet ski experience
was required although I would not recommend this if it is your first time
on a jet ski the tour company provides wetsuits and definitely needing them the
tour runs from pier 13 in Hoboken down the Hudson River south it’s very very
bumpy you’re gonna get some huts and water in your mouth and your eyes but to
see the city from a jet ski I mean look at this
saying that you might get wet on this tour that’s a gross understatement the
day that we went the wind chop and the outcome tide made for some heavy I’m
talking heavy waves in the Hudson especially around the East River I
swallowed a fair amount of East River water which is pretty disgusting
definitely not too proud of that but if you plan on doing this go on the day
with absolutely no wind and hot temperatures we went in mid-june and it
was freezing but all this aside it is such a unique way to see the city
speeding down the Hudson on the back of a chest and my final thing to do in New
York City during the summer time is to actually leave New York City and head to
one of the beautiful beaches nearby most people don’t know but a short subway
ride or train ride or car away from New York are some of the most beautiful
beaches in the entire world I recommend taking a day trip out of the city
escaping all the noise in the chaos and of course when you’re going on a little
day trip you’re not gonna want to bring a huge bag so I have my Osmo pocket here
you can still get those steady shots running down the beach catching the
sunrise again a huge thanks to DJI for sponsoring this video comment down below
your favorite thing to do in the summer time in New York City and with that I
will see you in the next video let’s go

100 thoughts on “LIVING IN NEW YORK CITY: Ultimate Summer Travel Guide!

  1. Comment below your top Summer activities to do in New York City and share this video with a friend looking to travel to NYC!


  3. Erik, you’re making me want to visit again. I always love your suggestions. Especially the ones that involve parks and beaches. Thumbs up for those golden hour shots.

  4. I thought to myself that the girl you're with looks familiar and I screamed when I saw Hanna's name in the description box!! Didn't know you two were dating but I have been shipping you two ever since I've watched her vids and saw you commented there. Also, this was very helpful. Another great vid Erik!

  5. The best tip to visit NYC:
    Visit during the winter.
    There is nothing like Christmas in NY.
    Summer is hot and crowded.

  6. Erik I saw you about a month back going into the subway station at Bryant Park. It was a Saturday. Wish I said hi but didn’t want to come off as a bothersome douche. Love your videos bro. Keep doing your thing!

  7. Yassss big Daddy…. Great video as usual cute girlfriend?.. Glad u eased her on us.. U know we ????Youuuuu

  8. One of the best beaches in the WOLRD near New York City? We must not be thinking of the same New York City ?

  9. Very Beautiful Eric the scenery is wonderful I’m also glad you have found someone Darling!!!!!***❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  10. I stopped listening when I found out he has a girlfriend. Such a slap in the face. Hearts broken LMFAO. Well I guess we can still pretend we don't know lolest. But then again he's too nice to be single.

  11. I’ve just finished a two week trip to NYC and it was one of the best experiences of my life! Fallen in love and can’t wait to come back

  12. I want to go Newyork . Im 30 year old . Slim smart and charming . I will tell you truly that i want to go Newyork . I need a lady from (Newyork) who wants Real Loving Caring and Honest life partner . Even i want to go Newyork but i dont want to Use anybody .

  13. Even i want to go Newyork but i dont want to use anybody . I also want to marry with A lady who wants love Care and Respect . We both will love and Respect each other . Really Truly and clean life with Happiness . But i have no other option to go Newyork . Thats why i telling you clearly that i dont want just Newyork i also want real life partner also in Newyork. So is it there any lady who can understand me ?

  14. Hey man i kike u, i really want to act cool like u, seems like great confidence and great physic makes life far far more exciting. Love ur video and cinematic style.

  15. hey erik! just subscribed to your channel and loving it! i live in queens half of my life and would never leave this city ever!

    would love for you to talk about other activities to do in the city during different seasons, or talk about the rise of the pop-ups — something i took notice these past years lol

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  17. Amazing places ♡ I'm in new york but i don't know which places i can visit without wasting much money and I don't know form where or how i use transportation ..??

  18. I keep getting more and more excited to visit your city in August/September 2019 – thank you for doing these videos. I can hardly wait to be there – it will be so different than small town experiences of Vancouver Island…

  19. funny, I think I saw you shooting a video in the Big Island (at Akaka falls) end of May… enjoy your videos btw!!

  20. I like going to a pool bar called "Fat Cat" to play pool while drinking a beer with my friends. Also, ride on the city bike along the side of the pier. Feel pretty amazing.

  21. Your quality of videos always amazes me and I hope to one day join the millions of people living in New York City.

  22. Крутой город, ооочень красивый у нас нет таких место #монтажкровли

  23. i came back to this video because i remembered the dji sponsorship and wanted to see what the product was. that's how jarring the ad read is that it was the only part i remember. good video overall but maybe figure the ad thing. i dunno you're obviously successful dont listen to me.

  24. Hi Erick Conover I'm from the Philippines, I have your # 1 fun watching all your vlogs, hopefully someday I will be like you, I dream of becoming a traveler bloger.

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