Looking for something to do in NYC this fall? New York City is simply perfect in the fall. The air is crisp and the crowds have thinned out since the summer. The leaves are changing to a beautiful array of colors and there are many scenic places for spectacular views of fall foliage with a hot beverage in hand. Whether you’re traveling alone, with a companion or with an entire family, there are plenty of places to go that will accommodate your crowd. Below we’ve listed some NYC Fall 2017 activities that will enable you to create some special memories. Please read below to see a list we’ve curated of the best of NYC Fall 2017 and please comment on Facebook to add to our list!
(Featured photo credit: New York Botanical Gardens).
NYC Subway System- Navigating the NYC Subway System can be an adventure in itself. When planning your daily excursions, there are many helpful apps or website that will tell you directions to your destinations. One helpful app includes “Transit” which tells you how to get to locations using the NYC subway system with maps of the subway system as well.
New York City Passes- Purchasing a New York City pass grants admission to many NYC attractions. Do your research and make sure that your activities are on the listed of covered attractions before purchasing the New York Pass or the New York CityPass.
NYC Fall 2017 Edition
NYC Fall 2017 Activities: Festivals
- Oktoberfest- Wunderbar! This bavarian festival runs from September 16th – October 2, 2017 throughout the five boroughs of NYC. With copious amounts of lederhosen, polka dancing and beer, you’re sure to have a great time. Learn more about visiting Oktoberfest by clicking here.
- NY Film Festival- The 55th New York Film Festival (NYFF) runs from September 28th – October 15th, 2017 at the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Learn more about visiting the NY Film Festival by clicking here.
- New York City Wine and Food Festival- With more than 80 events, NYCWFF is recognized for its tasting events that celebrate America’s favorite foods, world-famous chefs, parties, classes, seminars, wine tastings and more. All proceeds from this event benefit the Food Bank of New York City and the No Kid Hungry® campaign. Learn more about visiting the New York Wine and Food Festival by clicking here and click here for events under $100.
NYC Fall 2017: Enjoy the Weather and Fall Foliage
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- Dine at a Rooftop Eatery- Enjoy sweeping views of Manhattan. Visit during sunset for the most beautiful photo opportunities for your visit to NYC. Check out these 15 all-season rooftop bars by clicking here.
- Botanical Gardens (New York and Brooklyn locations)– The Giant Pumpkin Weekend is held at the New York location on Oct 21 and 22 in 2017. Admission is free on certain times and days. For more information, click here for New York Botanical Garden and click here for the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.
- Central Park- Stroll through the park as the leaves turn brilliant colors of red, orange and yellow. Try dining at The Boathouse or Tavern on the Green. Visit the Central Park Zoo or the Carousel. Learn more about visiting Central Park by clicking here.
- Highline Park- Enjoy the Highline Park right in the Chelsea area of NYC. Learn more about visiting Highline Park by clicking here.
NYC Fall 2017 Attractions: Museums
For a fascinating trip through history, visit these museums and you won’t be disappointed:
- The Merchant’s House Museum- Named a National Historical Landmark, this house once belonged to the wealthy Tredwell family and is one of the finest examples of 1800’s architecture in NYC. Feeling brave? Get into the Halloween spirit by taking a ghost tour. For details and dates, click here.
- The Tenement Museum- Take a guided tour of these apartments in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The museum honors and recreates immigrant life in the 19th and 20th centuries. For more information, click here.
See a more complete list of famous NYC museums below.
- Guggenheim Museum
- The American Museum of Natural History
- Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
- Metropolitan Museum of Art (The MET)
- 9/11 Memorial and Ground Zero Museum
- Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
- Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
- New York Botanical Garden
NYC Fall 2017 Attractions: Religious Houses of Worship
The Leo House offers an in-house chapel, but if you’d like to tour houses of worship throughout NYC you can see a list and map of locations by clicking here. Don’t forget to visit St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
NYC Fall 2017: Shopping
- Chelsea Market
- The Oculus / Westfield World Trade Center
- The Apple Store
- Jewelry District
- A Guide to NYC Boutiques
NYC Attractions: Restaurants
Check out this list of NYC Restaurants by clicking here, complete with reviews and locations.
Looking for local NYC Attractions nearest to The Leo House?
Read this article we wrote a while back about things to do in our local Chelsea neighborhood of NYC.
Whatever you decide to do this fall, we know you’ll have wonderful time. Should you decide to visit New York City, we hope to welcome you to your home-away-from-home at The Leo House of NYC.
Please keep in mind that The Leo House is providing this information out of kindness and love for our travelers. We have not been paid to provide this information. Also, we advise you to check all websites before leaving for the day as we can not take responsibility if these locations are unavailable or sold out unexpectedly.