Best outdoor activities for roommates in New York


New York is one of the best places to be in the summer. With so much to do and the nice weather on your side, paint the city red with your suitemates. These five outdoor activities are sure to be great ways to spend your day.

Coney Island Activities

This iconic amusement park, one of the city’s gems, is a top destination for New Yorkers and tourists in the summer. The park features rides, games, souvenir shops, and great food options. Head to Coney Island and take a ride on the exciting Cyclone or Wonder Wheel for the perfect adrenaline rush. The beach and the boardwalk offer calm water views and are always fun options with fishing, sandcastle contests, and Mermaid parades.


Smorgasburg is America’s, and the city’s largest open-air food market, occurring weekly. The market features 100 local vendors from right here in the city, with beautiful city skyline views. It takes place by the water in Williamsburg on Saturdays, and in Prospect Park on Sundays.

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Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Head over the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and become immersed in the world of plants. This urban botanical garden welcomes curiosity and inspires you to appreciate the environment. Tour the garden and stop at the Yellow Magnolia Cafe for full-service brunch and lunch. Enjoy the trip, and take photos of some of the most beautiful nature in the city.

Movies With A View

Starting in 2000, Movies With A View has entertained over 50,000 people, becoming one of the city’s favorite film series. Head down to the Brooklyn Bridge and enjoy a movie while feeling a breeze from the East River water and a view of the city skyline. Movies With A View takes place every Thursday evening, July through August on Pier 1’s Harbor View Lawn. Food from Smorgasburg is available all through the night for the 20th anniversary on July 11.

Rooftop Activities

Rooftop Reds is the world’s first rooftop vineyard, offering comfort, views, and great wine. It’s the perfect space to hang out, especially in the summer. In addition to wine tastings, they also have dinner and yoga nights. The vineyard features over 150 wines with the relaxing views of the city and water that make it unforgettable.All of these fun activities can be done with your amazing suitemates in Common’s coliving homes in New York. Whether it’s Common Grand in Clinton Hill or Common Marcy in Williamsburg, you can grab a friend, head outside, and explore these activities at Common.Sign up for a free tour today.

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