There are many reasons to visit New York City during the fall months. The scorching days are over, the tourists have left, the fall foliage is mesmerizing, the streets smell of pumpkins, everything looks Halloween-y, and, of course, everybody just waits for you to flaunt that fall outfit. But, you already know all of this. What you don’t know is what to do in New York City during September, October, and November, right? Don’t worry – that is why we are here.
Today, we will share with you some of the best fall activities in New York City. It doesn’t matter whether you are coming alone or with a group of friends, if you are on a budget or not, or whether you prefer outdoorsy or indoorsy things to do – fall in New York City got you covered.
Check Out the Fall Foliage in Central Park
What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you think about New York? The Central Park, of course! This is a place where the magic happens. But, this magic is especially magical during the fall foliage season. Wherever you look, you will see mixtures of yellow, brown, orange, and purple. And, whenever you put your foot down, you will hear the leaves crackling. Thus, don’t hesitate to stroll through the famous Central Park – it is one of the top fall activities in New York City.
But, if you are not a fan of just strolling, don’t worry. There are many other things you can do here. For instance, you can check out many attractions such as Belvedere Castle, Bethesda Fountain, Strawberry Fields, and Bow Bridge. Or, go to the famous Central Park ‘Mall’ – one of the most photographed places in the entire NYC. And, when you get tired of all the walking, just find some street food sellers, grab a hot dog, and watch some preforms right there in the park.
Go Apple Picking
When it comes to fall activities in New York City, don’t forget to put apple picking on your itinerary list. There are many orchards in and around NYC, but, we suggest checking out the Lewis Farm, the Harbes Orchard, and the Daves orchard. While here, don’t think that you will be apple-picking only, no. These orchards prepare many fall activities for visitors. For instance, in all of them, you will be able to try local foods made of apples, drink apple cider, attend a lecture, make Instagram-worthy pictures, bask in the sun, and enjoy the most mesmerizing views.
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Celebrate the Halloween
Nobody does Halloween as New Yorkers! Each year, they take Halloween to the next level. So, if you were looking for some of the best fall activities in New York City, just enjoy Halloween with the residents here.
It is difficult to choose a couple of Halloween-related things to do in New York, but let us try. First, we suggest visiting a Halloween town on the East Coast in Holmdel, New Jersey. There, you can get spooky at one of many haunted houses, take your little ones to the around-the-clock trick-or-treating, go on a hayride, learn how to carve Jack’s Lantern, etc. Then, walk the great Jack o’ Lantern Blaze in Hudson Valley. And, finally, experience one of many Halloween parades and then, attend a party afterward! Of course, don’t forget to wear a costume too!
Watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
Speaking of parades, the Halloween Parade is not the only one you can attend. Each Thanksgiving, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is held in New York City. This is one of the biggest and the most-visited parades in the entire world. So, if you happen to be here on the 24 of November, be sure to go to Herald Square.
After the parade, enjoy the party, the food, and the drink all over NYC. And, if you are into shopping, remember that there is a big Black Friday event on the 25 of November too. You can expect a lot of discounts that day, but you can also expect a lot of madness to as there will be a ton of people storming the stores.
Go to the Winter Village at Bryant Park
Yes, the Winter Village is meant to be for the winter. But, why not be able to enjoy all the winter wonders during the fall season too? If you ask us – it is never too early to start celebrating winter holidays such as Christmas and New Year.
Winter Village starts the day after Halloween and it last until the end of January. It is located in Bryant Park – an open area designed to accommodate thousands of people. There, you can ice skate, shop in different European shops, check out different food and drink vendors, join many craft events where you can make your own Christmas decorations, etc.
Moreover, keep in mind that Bryant Park, that is, the area around Bryant Park is highly desirable among real estate seekers. So, if you are currently on the look for an apartment, you can attend many open-house events here too. However, keep in mind that apartments in this area are rather small. But, don’t let that stop you. You can always rent a storage unit nearby – just like all New Yorkers do. And, when doing that, remember that there are many different factors to consider. That is, remember that choosing the right storage should be just as important as choosing the right apartment.
See ‘Into the Woods’ on Broadway
We cannot talk about fall activities in New York City without mentioning going to Broadway. Well, this is an activity you should do no matter when you come to New York. But, only in the fall will you be able to see the famous Into the Woods show. This show combines some of the most popular fairytales into one – Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, etc. However, instead of a happy ending, in this show, we are left with a morality check.
As you can see, there are many amazing fall activities in New York City. We mentioned just six of them, but there are many more. Make a plan and get ready to have the best time – after all, this is New York, you can join an activity as soon as you step onto street.