The most popular state for tourism in the U.S. endured record wildfires, drought and flooding just this year. “The rate of change has been so dramatic,” says one local scientist. “If I was the California tourism industry, I’d be really worried.”
This roller coaster of a summer did not care about your travel plans. These tales of chaos from the road, from to fishy explosions to surprise quarantines, could have only happened in 2021.
Prices have fallen recently but not to previous levels. The industry reflects the American economy’s long, strange trip.
During the brief moment when the pandemic was receding and we could be together again, all we wanted to do was move our bodies.
The ecosystem in my own yard brings is showing signs of both trouble and hope.
“Operation Chillax”: Companies are trying to combat burnout from working remotely by offering more time off and other perks.
Farewell to the heartbreaking summer of 2021.
Sometimes, what’s most important becomes clear only with the passage of time.
Looking for love demands a little more discernment in the age of Covid.
A creamy corn soup, chicken with a peppery stew and a fresh take on peach Melba round out David Tanis’s late-season menu.
Restaurants steeled themselves for a post-pandemic summer of debauchery. In June and July, they got it, but it ended quickly.
The cost of travel climbed this summer, but the Delta variant is weighing on demand. We looked into travel’s murky crystal ball to find out how prices will fare in the future.
If you want to map inequality in New York, you can just count trees.
For over 150 years, Coney Island has been a beloved summer refuge for New Yorkers looking to escape the heat — and eat the season’s best snacks.
Bulbs can be the ‘easiest of all plants’ — if you choose well and treat them right. (Hint: Start with chicken wire.)
In a town called Freedom, it only feels like summer will last forever.
A day at the track begins with a race to the picnic tables.
A quick weeknight sauté of ripe corn, tomatoes and seared halloumi is exactly what we love about summer.
Summer camp in the middle of a pandemic has been a tech-free, joyous balm for some. For others, though, it’s a pit of anxiety.
As people look for ways to spend time with friends outdoors, some homeowners are sharing their private outdoor spaces — for a price.
This progressive college enclave, along with neighboring Carrboro, offers everything from astronomy shows and fine art to sweet-potato biscuits and miso-glazed catfish.
A 25-mile swath of vegetation, farms and villages is hit by one of the largest wildfires in decades, devastating the Italian tourist destination.
The perfect pies for lazy days combine buttery press-in crumb shells with no-bake fillings and piles of fresh fruit.
Summer camps have reopened into a tight labor market without the international seasonal workers they often depend on.
John Cale, Sharon Van Etten, Donavon Smallwood and other creative types make suggestions for an eclectic playlist sure to help set a festive mood.
A trio of consummate hosts — a curator, a chef and a florist — share their tips about lighting, dinnerware, decoration and more.
As pandemic restrictions begin to relax, common viruses that cause drippy noses, stuffy heads and other cold symptoms have roared back to taunt your immune system.
What does it mean if we can’t protect even our protected land from climate change?
Global warming will get worse unless we cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Benoît Rauzy and Anthony Watson, the founders of the design studio Atelier Vime, celebrated a long-awaited reunion with friends at their home in the French countryside.
A new wave of independent beverage brands, some promising health benefits and others a good old-fashioned buzz, are remaking the way we unwind.
The mood was festive as the Boston Symphony returned to its summer home for its first in-person performances since March 2020.
Burn bans, flashlight campfires, extreme heat and stronger rainstorms: Today’s campers are experiencing their summer fun against the backdrop of climate change.
Doctors and nurses are reeling from new Covid cases, staff burnout and the prolonged stress of dealing with the pandemic.
Unable to staff shifts, some restaurants and shops, already reeling from lockdown closures, are suspending service during the lucrative summer season.
An intense heat wave is set to torment the Pacific Northwest. Many who have always done without air-conditioners are scrambling to get them now.
Crème and Cocoa Creamery survived the pandemic. But like many small businesses in New York, its future is hardly secure.
After a more subdued 2020, we’re closing out a revived Pride Month with parties, demonstrations and family celebrations.
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.