How to Fall for NYC

It’s easy to fall IN Manhattan- just take an ill-coordinated step off the edge of a curb. But you know what? It’s even easier to fall FOR our city, especially during the autumnal season. As its leaves turn orange and its air gets brisker, NYC this time of year brings a promise of change. Changes to the weather, to the atmosphere of town, to evolutions within its people. So if you are joining us, there’s no shortage of events to enjoy during this transitory time. Check out our suggestions on how to Fall for NYC.

  1. Are you not quite ready to lose your summer seafaring ways? Well, you’re in luck- Circle Line Downtown offers special “Fall Foliage” cruises only in October and November. Enjoy a panoramic view of the Hudson River Valley and bask in all the splendor of this season. The boat sets sail at noon on October 23rd and 30th and November 5th and 6th, so plan accordingly!
  2. Autumn is often described as the time of “ideal” weather- at least in the first half! So why not take advantage of the beautiful temperatures by taking a walking tour? There are a host of them scattered across the five boroughs, from Slice of Brooklyn’s Chocolate Tour to Best Tours’ Gangster-themed adventure in Manhattan.
  3. If you’re over 21 and wine is your drink of choice, this is the perfect time to explore the North Fork Long Island wineries. Before you hop on a trains leaving Penn Station, be sure to check online for a complete directory of wineries and their respective events.
  4. If you’re looking to buy gifts in New York City for the imminent holiday season, you might want to visit one of the many holiday markets around the city. From the Columbus Circle Holiday Market to Chelsea Market, and the Winter Village at Bryant Park- your options are endless.
  5. Don’t have the time to escape from the city this fall? With Central Park right in our backyard, there’s no better retreat than a visit. The park is at its most gorgeous when the leaf color start to galvanize in autumn months, inviting long walks through the Ramble, picturesque boat rides on the Lake, and lazy afternoons spent sitting beside Bethesda Fountain.
  6. As the weather does start to get colder, you’ll start scrambling for things to see and do indoors. What better way than to spend a day at the Museum of Moving Image in Astoria, exploring one of their many cool exhibits? Featured this fall is a series of film screenings celebrating the late Philip Seymour Hoffman.

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