The City That Definitely Never Sleeps: 6 Late-Night Activities for Making Awesome Memories in NYC

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There's no doubt about it, one of the best parts about living in New York City is the nice weather.

Our warmer seasons are amazing here because it doesn’t get dark until around 8 p.m., which means there's so much more daytime. Which means there's so many more activities to do after work, like rooftop drinking and eating al fresco.

But hold up a second: NYC is supposed to be the best city ever for night owls, am I right? That's when this city is supposed to come alive the most, right? Right.

Well, worry not, late-night lovers of NYC: there are plenty of activities to do once the sun sets, and the fun you'll have doing those things will only be enhanced by the arrival of this wonderful weather.

So the question remains: are you're looking for a lil' late-night action or not? If so, you've come to the right place.

Here are 6 must-do, late-night activities for all of the night owls out there; 6 must-do's that'll definitely make some memories for you and your NYC crew.

Are you in?


1. Comedy shows

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On any given evening, there are plenty of late-night comedy shows happening in New York City.

At the Comedy Cellar, the last set of comics go on at 11:15 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, 11:30 p.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 12:15 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

The Greenwich Village Comedy Club stages their last group of comedians at 9:45pm on weekdays, 11:45pm on Friday nights, and 12:30 a.m. on Saturday nights.

And at the Eastville Comedy Club, the latest weeknight show starts at 9 p.m. and latest weekend shows start at 11 p.m.

So, the point is this: if you like laughing, but you didn’t get your stuff together to make any solid plans until late in the "game" (read: night), you still got time to go see a comedy show.

And you’ll have an awesome time.


2. Long walks

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When people refer to New York City as “The City That Never Sleeps,” they do so for a reason.

There’s nothing wrong with that proverbial nighttime walk, especially because if you’re strolling through most of Manhattan you'll feel relatively safe, no matter what time it is.

Really, it could be three in the morning and there will still be rushing cabs, strolling pedestrians, and people piled into bars.

Everyone is out and about, and if you’re looking for something to do, why not scale thirty or so blocks of this glorious city and see what's happening?

Staying on the main streets and avenues is key here, though. You don’t want to be in a park or on a riverside path at night, you know?

But the streets, the main streets of this city, are great for late-night walks.


3. Bar-hopping

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Apparently it’s special that New York City bars are open until 4 a.m.

I was recently watching Lil Dicky’s hilarious new music video, Classic Male Pregame. and I was astounded by one jarring fact: in L.A., all of the bars close at 2 a.m.

How does anyone ever hang out? Like, really, if you’re pregaming at midnight, and the bars close at 2 a.m., there really isn’t even any time to spit game if you even make it to the bar.

How does anyone in L.A. get it in?

But anyway, it’s gorgeous out. No more huddling indoors until you can get into the next bar or into the next cab. It’s lovely to walk from bar to bar, and to even hang out outside or on a roof if you can.