Pack a picnic and your swimsuit and hit one of New York City's public beaches
Summer is on its way out, but the temperature isn't relenting. What better way to cool off and celebrate the end of summer than by visiting one of NYC's public beaches? While Labor Day Weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, lifeguards will be on duty at the city's beaches and Olympic-sized pools through September 11. If you're looking to beat the last of summer's tourists and families making a beeline for Coney Island or the Rockaways, check out some of NYC's more off-the-beaten path beaches. And if going for a swim isn't your thing, don't fret—most beaches come with plenty of other outdoor activities. Put your laptop away for a bit and soak up the last of summer—and, as always, if we missed some great spots, let us know.