Share of domestic bookings: 4.7%
Although fall in New York is praised as the city’s most picturesque season, summer is a great time to visit. May, June and most of July are pleasant enough in weather, if you can handle some humidity, and the city’s beauty during the time is undeniable, as the concrete jungle becomes rich with greenery and the tree-lined streets actually have living trees.
Most travelers agree, as New York once again is the no. 2 summer travel spot.
This summer, New York is home to World Pride — already renowned for its normal Pride festivities, this two-week celebration promises to be bigger, better and more colorful than ever.
Rainbow flags aside, summer is the opportune time for the city’s outdoor activities: beer gardens, rooftop bars, riverside parks, local beaches, day-drinking ferry rides and so much more. There are few things New Yorkers love more than drinking and being outside when the weather is nice, so naturally these two passions regularly blend together in the summertime.