Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Culture Trip’s Summer in the City explores what summer means to people around the world. Nostalgic photography captures day trips to the British seaside, all-American fun at the state fair and the glory days of the French Riviera, while a former shipyard in Copenhagen and an old zeppelin hangar in Berlin form unlikely summer retreats. Plus, discover frozen treats, summer sports and how to re-create an Italian Job-style road trip.




How To Take the Perfect Summer Road Trip in Italy

Here’s our guide to taking the ultimate summer road trip across one of the most beautiful countries in the world.


Tropical Islands: Berlin’s Surreal Beach Paradise
on a Former Airfield

Take a look inside Tropical Islands, an indoor rainforest-and-beach oasis
in a former Nazi airfield just outside Berlin. It’s pretty surreal.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of Britain’s Lidos

Britain’s outdoor pools, which fell into decline in the latter half of the 20th century, have enjoyed a recent renaissance thanks to the efforts of community groups.

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Beach Life: Slim Aarons Pays Homage to the French Riviera

A new book from Louis Vuitton presents the photographs of Slim Aarons, who captured the lives of the rich and famous during the glory days of the French Riviera.

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Ice Cream Fever: 10 Delicious Frozen Desserts
From Around the World

Culture Trip gives you the scoop on 10 delicious frozen treats from around the world. Dig in, have seconds, and remember, you only live once!

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Refshaleøen: Copenhagen’s Coolest Summer Neighbourhood

Discover why Refshaleøen – Copenhagen’s former shipbuilding quarter – is the cultural hotspot to check out in summer.

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Peace, Love and Music: The Legacy of Woodstock
50 Years Later

Half a century after the legendary festival, the spirit of Woodstock lives on at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a non-profit on the former festival grounds.


A Slice of Americana: The Best State Fairs in the USA

Discover the American tradition of the state fair with this summertime guide to the best fairs in the country. Where livestock competitions meet fried Pop Tarts, there you will find the state fair.

The Great British Seaside: Photographed

Discover every face and juncture of the British seaside in this astonishing collection of photographs, including work from Martin Parr and Anna Fox.


The Definitive Summertime Guide to the Rockaways

Here’s everything you need to know, eat, drink and do for a trip to the Rockaways, New York City’s local beach paradise.

To beat the heat, Shanghainese often head for the hills of Moganshan

A Cool Chinese Summer in Moganshan

After falling into disrepair during China’s turbulent 20th century, the summer retreat of Moganshan, in the mountains outside Shanghai, is experiencing a revival.


Check Out the Sunny Long Beach, California, Locations From AMC’s ‘Lodge 49’

AMC location manager Debbie Page tells Culture Trip about the picturesque Long Beach locations she chose for television show ‘Lodge 49.’

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‘Everything Changed So Fast’: The Radical Scenes That Shaped the History of Action Sports

Check out the places and people who pushed skateboarding, surfing and BMX from the counterculture to the mainstream. Hear from the photographers who helped make it happen.