If you’re a resident or heading to New York City this fall, there’s so much for you to see and do. Your options are endless whether you enjoy leisurely strolls along the tree-lined streets, or catching a game at the local arenas. Here is a list of the top five activities and sights to experience this year in New York City in the fall.
1. The RIDE Masquerade
The RIDE Masquerade is an enjoyable tour bus ride that is even more entertaining during the Halloween season. You are guided through the heritage of a traditional European masquerade where you’ll feel like you’re attending a historical ball. Your guide will share enticing videos, and scary stories all in the name of seasonal fun.
2. Statue Of Liberty
There is no better time to take a ferry out to the Statue of Liberty than the fall. There are fewer crowds during this time of year, and it is one of the most rewarding experiences in all of NYC. Before you leave, tour the Ellis Island Museum and learn about the history of early immigration in America.
3. Art Museums
New York City is known for its culturally diverse and accomplished art scene as well as being home to the world’s most prestigious museums. The Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art showcase works of art from all over the world. The Met features special exhibits in the fall including Japanese painting, African American photography, African sculpture, and twentieth-century furniture.
4. Go For A Bike Ride
The Central Park Sightseeing Bike Tour is an excellent opportunity to enjoy not only the sights and sound of the park, but of the Shakespeare Garden, Belvedere Castle, and the Central Park Zoo. At the start of the fall season, the weather is still pleasant enough and not too cold for a bike ride. If you don’t own a bike, you can rent one in Central Park and ride around the scenic bike trails.
5. The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze
From September through November, experience NYC’s biggest, most electrifying fall pumpkin event. The landscape is breathtaking with over 7,000 jack o’ lanterns illuminating the atmosphere. Each pumpkin is hand-carved by their team of professional artists. You can take a walk across the Pumpkin Zee Bridge and check out the star show in the Pumpkin Planetarium.