If there’s one thing northerners appreciate, it’s the seasons. Perhaps none is more appreciated than summer, especially after a long winter that holds on longer than usual. And when that happens, if you’re a sun tanner in and around New York city, once the sun does come out in its full glory, beeline doesn’t quite describe how fast you make it to the top summer suntan spots in New York city.
Does anyone familiar with New York city not know how popular Central Park is with sun tanners? Without question, it’s the top summer suntan spot in New York city. What’s great about tanning in gigantic Central Park is you don’t have to worry about not having enough space to tan yourself. Even if its one of those days when it seems like everybody and their grandma is there. There’s still going to be space for you, even in the ever popular Sheep’s Meadow.
Plus, what’s also great about the top summer suntan spot New York city’s Central Park is you can choose to suntan close to trees. That way if you want to get out of the sun for a little while, you can duck under one and cool off. Not only are there trees to cool you off, but find a spot near trees and one of the lakes or ponds and you can dip your toes in the water, as well. Add the water vendors that set up at different points around the park to the mix, if you haven’t brought your own water and even water cooler, and you basically have all you need for a nice suntan outing.
Parks that are great for sun tanning abound in New York city, despite the fact New York city is full of concrete and buildings. Another top summer suntan spot in New York city is a great spot for the very reasons some would dismiss it: Battery Park and its trees! With a little bit of ingenuity, find yourself a tree to sit by, where there’s enough of an opening that you get to stay put for awhile and suntan and, jumpin’ crickets, you’re in amongst the beautiful trees at the southernmost tip of Manhattan. Plus, if you want, before, during or after tanning you can talk a walk through Battery Gardens.
One other top summer suntan spot in New York city to be covered in this article is in another park: Hudson River Park, particularly the recently opened North Chelsea Cove, from 24th to 26th Street, including Pier 64.
What’s great about this area is the Hudson River has a bend right at Pier 64, and the bend is on about the same angle as how West 24th St. runs. Not to be outdone by the bend are the kayakers and rowers you get to see while sun-walking, or just hanging out by the English Oaks on the beautiful sloping lawns.