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New York City Summer Travel Guide

New York City is always a good idea, particularly when one can enjoy the balmy summer temperatures in the city that never sleeps. Among the hustle and constant traffic in the city, there is so much culture to absorb. You can start off the day by having a picnic in Central Park and then heading to SoHo to shop, followed by an afternoon of fun on Coney Island. Whether you’re in the mood for the beauty of nature or transfixed by the shopping in this fashion capital, look no further than Real Style’s summer travel guide to the Big Apple.

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Central Park 

Central Park is known to be a must see spot in New York, and that is because there is such a positive and peaceful atmosphere compared to the other chaotic parts of Manhattan. When visiting Central Park, everybody is taking the time to enjoy nature, amidst the rush of city life. Whether you want to lie down in Sheep’s Meadow or take pictures by the Bethesda Fountain, Central Park may be your break from urban living. In the park, you’ll see people going for their morning runs or riding bikes, families bringing their children to ride the carousel or to check out the Central Park Zoo. While in the park, you’ll see many photographers taking wedding photos and tourists with their cameras at Shakespeare’s Garden.

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SoHo Fifth Avenue 

Fashion Week is just around the corner and because New York is the fashion capital, it’s also a hot shopping destination. SoHo is home to many famous designer boutiques and boutiques that are unique to the area. Some New York based retailers are Intermix, Scoop NYC, and of course Bloomingdales. SoHo is almost home to many shops that are budget friendly, as well as bookstores and interior design shops.

Fifth Avenue is located in the centre of Manhattan and is home to over 50 shops where you can find luxury apparel from famous designers, as well as many fast fashion stores. In the area, there are also many hotels and restaurants, as well as sightseeing spots like the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, Guggenheim Museum and Rockefeller Center.

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Coney Island 

Coney Island is a great spot to spend time with family and friends, and anyone who loves the beach. It’s located in Brooklyn and has over 50 rides, along with fast food options like cotton candy. They are many new restaurants along the boardwalk, as well as the New York Aquarium. On Mondays, the beach is turned into an outdoor movie theatre, and on Fridays you can enjoy fireworks on the boardwalk. 

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