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August 24, 2010 10:48 ET

Summer in New York

Plan a Late-Summer Getaway at New York City Hotels Near the Season's Top Events and Attractions

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) -  Whether you're staying at a New York City hotel or are traveling briefly through the city, summer is a great time to get outside and try new things. From big events to offbeat productions, beaches to concerts, the city is teeming with exciting ways to spend the day. To help you chose the best way to spend your time in New York City, Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR), one of the world's leading lodging companies, has created a quick and easy guide to some of New York City's top summer attractions.

Just a few of the events and places you'll find visitors and locals basking in the sun and celebrating the season in the city include:

  • Beaches. With more than 14 miles of sand and coastline, New York City's beaches provide visitors a spectacular natural setting for fun in the sun. Coney Island and Manhattan Beach in Brooklyn, Rockaway Beach in Queens and Orchard Beach in the Bronx are all great places to sink your toes into the sand and bask in the sun. Best of all, they're near many New York City hotels and are all easily accessible using public transportation.
  • Art in the Parks. Emerging and established artists exhibit their works in New York City parks, playgrounds and traffic islands in all five boroughs. This summer, visitors can walk the Broadway Malls amongst sculptures by Manolo Valdez, see Miranda July's interactive exhibit Eleven Heavy Things in Union Square Park or visit Myrtle Avenue Bird Town by Daniel Goers and Jennifer Wong in Fort Greene Park. 
  • SummerStage. Guests at New York City hotels are in for a special treat this summer: Central Park SummerStage. Featuring more than 100 performances in 16 parks throughout the city, listeners will be treated to concerts by up-and-coming artists who belt out some of the best jazz, rock, hip hop, Latin, gospel, global, electronic and R&B in the city. Best of all, events are free. Ask your hotel's concierge for details.
  • Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival. Even Lincoln Center will be outside this summer, with a full schedule of music and dance events. This year's program includes gamelan players from Indonesia, Balkan Beat Box, Latin American singers like Susana Baca and Juana Molina, and celebrations of music from both Detroit and New Orleans.

As late summer approaches, visitors to NYC have plenty of options to choose from. For complete information about the events taking place in your New York City hotel's neighborhood, please check with your concierge.