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Summer/Fall Activities Guide

With the arrival of warmer weather and the reopening of our cities in full swing, there are so many exciting activities and exhibits to enjoy! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites, just in time for your upcoming visit.

From the best outdoor dining to innovative art exhibits, hiking trails, blooming gardens and more. Discover social distancing-friendly entertainment that celebrate this glorious time of year.

New York

Rent a rowboat at Central Park's Loeb Boathouse

Enjoy an evening cruise around New York Harbor with Manhattan by Sail

Visit ARTECHOUSE's newest immersive digital art installations at Chelsea Market.

Explore The Infatuation's Guide to Over 300 NYC Restaurants with Outdoor Dining.

Visit the Frick Madison, the new temporary home of the Frick Collection in the former Met Breuer.

Discover the new outdoor performing arts center, Restart Stages, at Lincoln Center.

Stroll through the lush greenery of Little Island, New York City's newest public park space that "floats" above the Hudson River. 

Get your tickets to the new Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit at Pier 36.

Take in an outdoor performance along the great lawn at Bryant Park's Picnic Performances

Immerse yourself in nature at The New York Botanical Garden's newest exhibit 'KUSAMA: Cosmic Nature'.

Spend the day in Central Park exploring the Central Park Zoo, the return of Summerstage performances and numerous bike/running trails.

Celebrate the city's comeback on August 14-22 at NYC's Homecoming Week, a week-long event across the five boroughs featuring live concerts. See the main concert on the Great Lawn in Central Park on Saturday, August 21. 


Experience over 24,000 square-feet of immersive and interactive art installations at Philadelphia's Wonderspaces. 

Walk amongst the dinosaurs at the Philadelphia Zoo's newest exhibit 'BIG Time: Life in an Endangerous Age'.

Find hundreds of artists from around the country during the Rittenhouse Square Fine Art Show September 17-19, as well as seasonal holiday pop-ups.

Step back in time into Philadelphia's most historical sites, including Independence Hall, Elfreth's Alley and Betsy Ross' home.

From Philadelphia's Museum of Art's new expansion to Crayola IDEAworks at Franklin Institute, discover the latest exhibits at city's newly-reopened museums here.  

Indulge in outdoor dining experiences including a.kitchen at AKA Rittenhouse Square and Walnut Street Cafe at AKA University City. 

Explore the Schuylkill River Trail, the 30-mile multi-use path from Philadelphia to Parker Ford.

Visit Philadelphia's inspiring Magic Gardens on South Street.

Washington D.C.

Walk along the waterfront at The Wharf for takeaway at any of the 20 seafood restaurants.

Celebrate 'FUTURES', a 17 museum-wide celebration of the Smithsonian Institute's 175th Anniversary, featuring new activations and exhibits through July 2022.

Take in an evening performance at the Kennedy Center during its 50th anniversary in 2021 and visit their new interactive expansion - 'The REACH'.

Shop and dine along the cobblestone streets of historic Georgetown.

Sail the Potamic River on a dinner cruise, tour boat or by water taxi.

Try the colorful to-go cocktails served in pouches from The Grill.

Experience all the history at D.C.’s national park, The National Mall, as well as the nearby National Museum of African American History and Culture.

At the forefront of art and technology, visit ARTECHOUSE's latest exhibit 'Renewal 2121' through September 6, which was inspired by the city's annual cherry blossom season. 

Soar to new heights at the Capitol Riverfront's Trapeze School

Explore more of DC's must-visit museums and exhibitions.

Los Angeles

Catch an outdoor movie at one of the city's many drive-in theaters, as well as the return of the popular outdoor and cinema festival Street Food Cinema.

Enjoy a taste of SoCal at a local Farmer's Market: beverlyhills.org.

Explore 120 acres of the incredible Huntington Library, Museum, and Botanical Gardens.

A movie experience unlike any other, catch the latest movie from your own personal mini boat at LA's own Boat Cinema.

Take in musical and stage performances at the iconic Hollywood Bowl this season.

Kayak and paddleboard with the sea lions and dolphins along Marina Del Ray.

Play ball! Get your tickets to a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game.

Spend the day with family at nearby amusement parks, including Disneyland Resort, Knott's Berry Farm and Universal Studios Hollywood.

Step into your favorite movies with a self-guided tour of the city's fabled film locations.

Explore Los Angeles Walking Trails at trails.lacounty.gov.

Virtual Fitness Classes

Keep fit and active with these live online workout classes.

Workout video sessions and personalized training programs: Technogym Wellness App
Free live-stream YouTube workout classes by The Lab
Weekly Instagram Live workouts: Rumble Boxing



Unwind with sound healing therapy sessions by Luna Maye using our special code 'AKAFamily': lunamaye.com


Catch up on all the latest must-reads with the New York Times' official best-sellers list, available to download as e-books here.


Explore over 2500 free college courses at Harvard, Georgetown, Princeton, and more universities across the world: edx.org. 

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