Oh Winter. At its finest, you picture hot cider, fuzzy socks and Netflix marathons. But then you look outside and see the world covered in a blanket of
grayish snow and slush, which, unfortunately, happens to match the gray sky above. Sometimes it seems like winter will never leave. Especially in February.
But no need to fear! Even though I’ve been out West for a bit, I’ve still got your back in NYC. There are plenty of ways to have your own kind of “summer”
day in New York to dispel the doldrums of February.
For starters, the best way to get me off the couch is the idea of buying something new! (And sometimes you just need to treat yourself, right?)
For your pseudo-summer day, I recommend starting out the day by heading to Letarte Swimwear.
There you can find Maui-based swimwear that comes in so many bright colors, with cover-ups and seashell bracelets that aren’t cheesy!
After getting beach-ready, you’re probably thinking, hey, I need to get some sand under these toes. Fortunately, you don’t need to go to the beach for
that to happen! You can stay right in the city and bury your feet in the sand any time of year. All you need to do is head over to Sports Center at Chelsea Piers, where you’ll find the only indoor sand volleyball
court in NYC. Drag your friends off the couch, don your new suit and go get your bump, set, spike on!
With a day pass at Sports Center ($50/day) you’ll get access to the centers many other amenities, which includes a huge pool and a sauna in the locker
rooms. I, personally, love to sweat out my toxins on the regular.
Once you and your friends have had enough frolicking in the sand and you’ve rejuvenated in the sauna, head over to the Sunken Harbor Club,
which I’ve found is the best way to start a hangover. They have a tiki-themed night every Thursday, starting at 5:30 p.m. (Don’t worry. It goes way
into the wee hours for you night owls.) Relish in the warm glow of tiki torches (a must), music and all of the fixings you need to forget about winter
and bask in the glow of warmer days to come.
Even though it may look cold and dreary out, you can still have a great summery day right in the city. Now go pry yourself away from your bed and get going
on your summer day!