As if the crowds in the city aren't annoying enough during every other season, in the summer they become unbearable. Even more tourists walking leisurely as they glance at their maps, sweaty shoulders brushing against you as you wait to cross the street and old ladies' sun umbrellas smacking into your face - trust us, you need to escape the heat in the city this summer. Here are some ways you can do just that without trekking all the way to the Hamptons or Martha's Vineyard. 

[Photo via @Bloomingdales]