Don’t be stumped by what to take to the picnic: Here are the recipes the staff of the Food section and NYT Cooking turn to again and again.
The finding by researchers runs counter to a basic tenet of climate change — that warming increases humidity because hotter air holds more moisture. It’s also bad news for fire seasons.
Last year, mountain resorts were overrun by travelers in search of space and fresh air. The visitors are expected back, but now the towns have expanded activities and plans in place to deal with the crowds.
Rarely does the news stop to focus on the good, because there’s always another looming crisis that demands our attention.
For those in the Northern Hemisphere, the astronomical beginning of summer brought more hours of daylight than during any other day of the year.
It’s the most contagious form of the coronavirus so far. Here’s what you need to know before traveling.
The White House will host a 1,000-person celebration on the South Lawn, even though President Biden is not on track to meet his goal of vaccinating 70 percent of Americans by July 4.
For decades, certain corners of the city were so smoothed by money they seemed off-limits to those just starting out as adults. But for one brief shining moment, it all belongs to the young.
An anticipated surge of tourism in Portugal is suddenly not at all certain — a symbol of the global economy’s continued struggle with pandemic uncertainty.
It’s a seasonal tradition in the city’s streets, but the displays might not have the same energy they had last year.
The pandemic has exacerbated a price spike in the iconic New England summer sandwich.
The Summer in the City newsletter has returned to guide you on making the most of New York again, whether you’re looking to get out in a crowd or escape from one.
Gender fluidity enters its next phase as men increasingly step out in skirts and frocks.
For many Americans, juicy, scarlet watermelon is a must for Juneteenth. The heirloom varieties are a sacred summer fruit.
After a year of cancellations and delays, some people are still cautious about planning large gatherings.
After a stalled season last year, the beach buskers, bait sellers and heladeros embody the spirit of a city scrambling back.
It’s an important safety issue to review every summer, and this may be an especially good moment to brush up.
Openings abound now but may go quickly, so it’s wise to submit applications soon. And don’t wear jeans and a T-shirt to the interview.
Homicide rates in large cities were up more than 30 percent on average last year, and up another 24 percent for the beginning of this year, according to criminologists.
The pandemic has been the psychological workout of their lives. The next few months can be a time of recovery.
While Memorial Day is the unofficial start to summer in the city, New Yorkers have already been filling the city’s green spaces, celebrating the joy of being together.
Feeling blue even though everyone seems to be basking in perfect summer weather? There might be a good reason for that.
Going to Disney World this summer? Or to your niece’s sixth birthday party? Here’s how to do it safely.
Covid may be waning. But businesses at the Northwest Angle, a tourist-dependent slice of Minnesota accessible by land only from Canada, still feel the pain.
Cities and states are spending millions to promote tourism as they reopen, but the marketing campaigns aren’t always the catchiest.
A fire at a chemical plant and a pandemic-driven boom in the construction of backyard pools are the causes of a nationwide shortage of chlorine tablets, experts say. Panic buying could make it worse.
Saturday will bring New Yorkers their first shot at “the best sunset picture of the year.” Sunday and two days in July will provide more opportunities.
The shortage could mean a summer without water aerobics, lap swims and pool parties for children.
Dive bars are out. Fine dining is in. Summer shares are scarce. Town leaders are hoping to put the kibosh on the antics of seasons past.
Sno-balls in sweaty New Orleans. Fudge cake on the Outer Banks. Spicy fruit on a Los Angeles street corner. This is what an American summer tastes like.
Low-income residents and people of color have significantly less space available to them than residents of white and wealthy areas.
Shifting flight schedules, varying hotel flexibility and new tech: A lot has changed since the last time you packed that passport.
As productions and festivals reopen this summer, it will be nice to experience some drama outside of our own.
Breweries and beverage companies have invented several new genres of summer drinks, both nonalcoholic and spiked, to keep up with changing tastes.
The inoculation campaign in the country is speeding up, but it is heading smack into the holiday period, prompting fears among officials that some would rather get away than get a shot.
As outdoor life returns, the warm weather calls for brisk, energetic styles that specialize in cold, straightforward refreshment.
Separation anxiety may be harder for parents than for children.
Newly vaccinated families are opting for private jets, luxury resorts and guided tours in elaborate new twists on the old-fashioned family reunion.
After a traumatic year, it’s hard to simply flip a switch toward fun. But have teenage summers ever lived up to expectations?
With our calendars cleared last year, many of us found more time to lose ourselves in books. Let’s hold onto that vibe this year.
You have your sunscreen and beach chairs. Once you pick up any of these 24 books, summer can really begin.
She’s the bard of Nantucket and the doyenne of flip-flops, outdoor showers and pink sunsets. Haven’t read her books? Start here.
Restaurants are cutting lunch hours and gas stations are paying signing bonuses as a beach town’s boom serves as a possible preview to the nation.
Cases and deaths have dipped, and vaccinations make scientists hopeful, even as variants mean the coronavirus is here to stay.
In easing its restrictions, the country, largely dependent on tourist dollars, has jumped ahead of a broader European Union plan to welcome visitors from outside the bloc.
The bloc’s executive branch laid out plans for welcoming back leisure and business travelers in time for the summer, with inoculation certificates playing a crucial role.
Do counselors have to be vaccinated? Will there be singing around campfires? We asked the experts.
There’s no right way to come of age, especially for a child of immigrants.
Property owners, agencies and management companies are predicting a busy, if not outright bonkers, summer.
The pandemic has made it tough for families to figure out safe travel options. So we asked some experts what they’re doing this summer.