Looking for a few new ways to milk those last hot days of summer before the kids head back to school? We asked Red Tricycle’s New York City writers to share their favorite ways to spend a summer day in the city with their kids. Flip through our photo book to see their awesome adventures. Then, add a few of these fun activities to your summer bucket list and check them off before fall weather arrives.

Alice Perry - Rediscover NYC

During the summer, I love to take my son to old standby New York City places and institutions. We rediscover them together, and I see them with new – that is, his – eyes. Our favorite adventures (and he freely agrees to this) have centered on Central Park. Last week, we visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but this time we dove deep into the Met’s collection and stumbled upon the enchanting Astor Chinese Court Garden in the Asian Art section. Afterwards, we ventured into Central Park and climbed the narrow staircases of Belvedere Castle. We ended out journey by exploring the much-storied and mysterious “The Ramble” in Central Park (a first for me). It’s thrilling for me to share my love of NYC and all of its adventures with my son.

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What fun have you had in the city this season? Share your summer highlights in a Comment. Go ahead, brag a little!