Beat the Heat this Summer in NYC with these Indoor Activities

Beat the Heat this Summer in NYC with these Indoor Activities

Need some ideas for how to beat the heat this summer in New York City? Try a fun indoor activity! No need to roast in the sun all day or worse yet, stay inside because of sheer boredom during the long summer months. Not at all! From making fresh gnocchi to strolling a ginormous bookshop to an indoors miniature golf course for adults, surely you will find something to entertain yourself with. So, read on for more information about how you can spend your summer in style!

  1. Learn to Bake Authentic Bagels

Ever wanted to learn how to bake an authentic bagel? Well, look no further! New York, in particular, the Manhattan neighborhood, is known for being the home to the original bagel. This course will unlock the secrets behind crafting the perfect bagel. The instructors of the course are experts in bagel crafting and baking and will guide you through each part of the process, from making the dough to shaping to baking and adding flavors. The class is perfect for folks of all levels of experience. The bagels include ingredients like gluten and egg, but can accommodate individuals with sensitivities in order to make the class accessible for everyone.

  1. Handmade Pasta Making Classes

Expand your culinary horizons by mastering the art of homemade pasta. This class provides detailed, hands-on instruction that covers everything from selecting the best ingredients to perfecting your pasta-making technique. You'll gain valuable insights into the nuances of Italian cooking, allowing you to recreate authentic dishes at home. Impress your family and friends with your new skills and enjoy the satisfaction of making delicious pasta from scratch.

  1. Learn to Craft Homemade Gnocchi

Gnocchi, a delicious, sticky dough consisting of potatoes, flour and eggs, is a traditional Italian dish that is oft-overlooked in favor of pasta. Gnocchi, however, is just as delicious and as hearty, and the carb lovers among us should delight in a gnocchi meal at least once in their lives. Gnocchi is often cooked in a sauce, and the texture of the gnocchi soaks up the flavor even better than pasta. The menu for this class includes gnocchi with pesto sauce and tomato basil sauce alongside bruschetta and a surprise dessert. If you’d like, you can bring your own bottle of wine, but there is a corkage fee of $10. Additionally, an open bar is available.

  1. The Strand Bookstore

Boasting eighteen miles worth of bookshelves, you’ll have no problem at all beating the heat indoors if you’re a bookworm. The bookstore is very well known in local pop culture among New Yorkers, but for tourists the shop is something of an eye opener! You’ll find everything from the latest titles to the most underground obscure books that you’ve ever laid your eyes on. So, stop on by for a once in a lifetime experience at the Strand Bookstore!

  1. Swingers, The Crazy Golf Club

No, not that kind of swingers - get your head out of the gutter. Swingers, the Crazy Golf Club is an indoor miniature golf course where you can putt the golf balls and sip a cocktail at the same time. And, not only that, but the golf club also offers an extensive menu of gourmet dishes and appetizers. With three courses, each varying in difficulty and design, you’ll definitely stay out of the sun the entire afternoon should you decide to visit. Come either with a friend or get a whole party going! Up to 20 people can sign up as a party, meaning fun for the whole family and more!

So, there you have it, five one-of-a-kind opportunities for you to stay indoors and out of the blazing sun. For New Yorkers, the muggy atmosphere might come as no surprise, but for tourists, the heat and humidity in New York City during summer might blow your socks off! But fear not, we have many options for you. So have fun, and stay cool!