1. Enjoy the Fall Colors
New York City in the fall is a colorful place. In addition to tree lines streets, there are quite a few parks to enjoy the turning of the leaves.
Central Park is the biggest park and has walking paths and trails that can have you feeling like the city has all but faded away.
2. Central Park’s Pumpkin Sail
Central Park’s Pumpkin Sail is a fun event. People bring their carved pumpkins and at twilight release them into the water. The pumpkins are lit from the inside with candles and are places on floats.
There is also music, live entertainment, a parade, food and more at this event.
3. Celebrate Oktoberfest
If you like beer and German food, Oktoberfest is for you. There are more events happening in New York City for Oktoberfest than can be listed here. You can find some of events with descriptions here.
4. Take a Ferry Ride
Enjoy the crisp autumn air from out in the New York City Harbor.
The Staten Island Ferry ride is about 25 minutes each way and is free. You’ll be able to see the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island from the ferry. You can also take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and Governors Island.
5. Enjoy Nature
New York City has a lot to offer nature lovers, and not just strolls through the parks. Rent a canoe or kayak, visit a wildlife refuge, enjoy the Botanical Gardens, the Greenbelt and the City’s nature centers.
6. West Village Halloween Parade
Dress up for the West Village Halloween Parade. It is the largest Halloween parade in America and attracts around 50,000 people every year. Anyone wearing a costume can march in the parade!
7. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is an American tradition going all the way back to 1924. Enjoy the bands, the floats, the gigantic balloons, the starts, the dancing, and the festivities of America’s most famous parade.