Fall in NYC
Check out what’s happening in New York City today and this Fall, with our curated list just for you. Whether you are looking for the best fall foliage spot or spooky Halloween event, we’ve got you covered on your trip to the city that never sleeps!
Discover Edge at Hudson Yards, the highest outdoor sky deck in the Western Hemisphere with 360° views of New York City with a thrilling glass floor experience.
81st Street Studio: The Met Museum for Children
This new free center is accessible without purchase of a museum ticket and just opened to the public this fall. This science-based material exploration, art activities and countless forms of play to the museums youngest patrons.
Let your imagination take flight and journey through inflatable art installations at the pop-up Balloon Museum. Housed in (and outside of) the massive 80,000 square foot Pier 36, 14 renowned international artists showcase their work at this Balloon Museum (October 27, 2023 – January 14th, 2024). This global phenomenon was even featured in the Emmy-nominated favorite Emily in Paris on Netflix.
Iconic Views of Central Park Tour
Take in the fall foliage while visiting the iconic landmarks and landscapes that make Central Park the world’s most famous park.
Observe and explore nature through the lens of pollinators —and contribute to scientific research on the Urban Farm at Governor’s Island.
Tour the City on a Citi Bike
NYC is the best during early fall and one of the best ways to explore the city is on a bike. If you don’t own one, you can easily rent from one of the 900+ citi bike stations in the city. Looking for the best biking trails? Try the southern loop, full loop and lower loop of Central Park.
Cruise Through the Hudson
Embark on a scenic journey through the Hudson River and immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of the autumn foliage with Classic Harbor Line’s Fall Foliage Cruise.
Harry Potter Exhibition
Uncover and relive the magical moments, iconic characters and the Wizarding World settings of Harry Potter at Harry Potter™: The Exhibition. Through interactive technology, immersive storytelling and featuring authentic props and costumes, come celebrate the world of Harry Potter.
Scarecrows and Pumpkins at NYBG
The best of fall is on display at the New York Botanical Garden where you’ll see friendly scarecrows and pumpkins of all shapes and sizes as you take a stroll through the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. (September 16-October 31, 2023).
Halloween Harvest at Luna Park
Experience Fall & Halloween themed activities at Halloween Harvest at Luna Park in Coney Island. Enjoy pumpkin picking, decorating and carving, tractor races and more while indulging in fall-flavored food (September 22-October 29, 2023).
Boo at the Zoo: Bronx Zoo
Boo at the Zoo is great for every age with spooky hayrides to pumpkin carvings, and costume parades and takes place at the Bronx Zook on Saturdays and Sundays from September 30 – October 29, 2023).
Head to the High Line along the west side and walk across the 1.45-mile-long hybrid space of lush gardens and trails while taking in the impressive views of Manhattan and the Hudson River – and don’t forget to admire the vibrant fall foliage.
New York Comic Con
New York Comic Con is a celebration of all things comic book related and inspired and it offers a rare chance for fans to mingle with writers, publishers, performers and illustrators through panels, workshops, screenings and merchandise booths and takes place at the Javits Center (October 12 – 15, 2023).
Cheer on the New York City Marathon
Cheer on the runners at the annual New York City Marathon as they run through the five boroughs of NYC. It takes place on the first Sunday of November every year (Sunday, November 5, 2023).
Experience the magic of Lightscape! This after-dark, illuminated trail returns to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with works of art from local and international artists (November 17, 2023 – January 1, 2024).
Top of the Rock
Visit Top of the Rock’s world-famous observation deck to view Central Park’s autumn leaves.
The Feast of San Gennaro
Don’t miss out on the annual Feast of San Gennaro celebration in Little Italy where you can eat some of the best Italian restaurants in the city, watch colorful parades, enjoy live entertainment and a cannoli eating contest (September 14-24, 2023).
From the Metropolitan Museum of Art, to the Neue Galerie, the city offers a perfect cultural retreat.
Retail Therapy on Fifth Avenue
Spend a day on Fifth Avenue – from city landmarks to the array of shopping opportunities, there’s plenty to do on this world-famous street.
Set Sail with Circle Line
With a variety of cruises to choose from, witness the endless views of the city’s famous landmarks.
Edge at Hudson Yards
Travel to the top of The Edge, NYC’s highest outdoor sky deck allowing visitors to take in 360-degree views of the city.
Shops at Rockefeller Center
Shop till you drop at Rockefeller Center with their one-stop shop for beloved brands such as FAO Schwartz, Nintendo, Anthropologie and Hill House Home.
Discover Chelsea Market, the iconic culinary destination and retail marketplace, and enjoy the incredible dining options and collection of distinctive and diverse merchants.