Lengthy vacays to distant destinations across the pond and beyond tend to get tons of shine, but constantly looking to the other side of the world for your next great adventure can cause you to miss what’s in your own backyard.

The Big Apple might not be the luxurious beachside getaway of your dreams, but when it comes to summer in New York City, there’s nothing quite like it. Rooftop views and cocktails on the High Line, free movies in the park, street festivals and more, make NYC the perfect domestic escape.

As a board-certified behavior analyst, we’re sure travelista Asia Nicole (@asia_nicole91) has her choice of places to visit, but recently she made a quick escape to New York, and her trip has us longing for a taste of summer in the city.

If you’re looking for a fun getaway to add last-minute to your summer travel list, check out our guide and learn why summer in New York City will forever be a vibe.