Experience All That New York Has To Offer This Fall

Fall means a few things: no more oppressing heat, not yet offensive cold, and a whole lot of happy people soaking up the glory of the season. Fall in New York is chock full of fun activities to do in the city or on a day trip upstate. 

If you're in the mood to beat the city crowds, day trips to Storm King Art Center, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, or an apple picking adventure at Fishkill Farms await you with open arms. 

Or, if you'd rather flex your competitive muscle, there's no better way than to lace up a pair of sneakers and hit the pavement during the annual New York City Marathon. More of a spectator? Have no fear: it's much simpler to grab a couple of tickets to watch one of the hometown football teams put a beating on a visiting rival. 

Below, you'll find ten great ideas for activities to do in New York City this fall. 

New York City Marathon
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More than two million spectators press against the barricades or crowd into local pubs to experience the staggering crowd of runners take on five bridges and five boroughs in the New York City Marathon. For those die-hard endurance fans, Tavern...  Read More

Outside the City
Storm King
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With over 500-acres of sprawling landscape, Storm King Art Center is not your typical art museum. Located in New York's Hudson Valley, visitors experience large-scale sculptures under an open sky, rather than a stuffy gallery. The dramatic...  Read More

Stone Barns Center For Food And Agriculture
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Many people have heard of Dan Barber's Blue Hill, but did you know there's a spectacular farm that supplies the restaurant? In fact, the team at Stone Barns is an exceedingly talented bunch that's transforming the food industry as we know it....  Read More

New York Comedy Festival
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New York is where many up-and-coming comedians cut their teeth, so it makes sense that one of the world's most revered comedy festivals would call the city home. Every fall, the funny descends in venues across the city to light up the stage and...  Read More

Brooklyn Grange
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The OG of urban farms, Brooklyn Grange is a well-oiled machine that's a delight to visit. They host weekly guided tours and open houses from May-October, in addition to a robust event series that includes Monday evening yoga and farm dinners....  Read More

Outside the City
Fishkill Farms
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A little bit farther from the traditional apple picking spots, Fishkill is accessible only by car. That said, if you can swing the transport logistics, it's an idyllic place to spend an afternoon. Fishkill Farms is an organic, family-owned farm...  Read More

Upper East Side

The 800-acre Central Park burst out of the minds of urban visionaries and today holds a place as one of the best parks in the world. Joggers, nature lovers and bikers use the park daily. Kids young and old enjoy skating at Wollman Rink, visiting...  Read More

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New York Giants
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Nothing quite says fall like football season, and lucky for you, there's two hometown teams to root for. The New York Giants and the New York Jets both call the city home, so you'll have to do some digging and figure out which team ignites your...  Read More

Located in Washington Heights (a northern neighborhood far from Manhattan's frenetic pace, but still an easy trip on the train), the Cloisters contain all of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's medieval collection. In addition to the exhibitions...  Read More

New York is home to the Staten Island and Bronx Botanical Garden, but locals will tell you that the Brooklyn Botanic Garden is the spot to be. 52-acres of greenery located adjacent to Prospect Park, the Garden was founded in 1910, and features a...  Read More


Meet Andrea Wien

Andrea Wien was bitten by the travel bug from an early age, and has lived in New York, Seattle, Cleveland and Sydney, Australia since 2007.

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