Things to do in NYC this Fall Season

There are so many fun NYC activities to do this fall season.  Although I didn’t note it in the list below, NYC is a fun place without even having to spend money.  Grab your favorite book or laptop, and sit in one of the biggest parks in NYC, Central Park.  You will surely see nature, and people alive and full of spirit. 

Were you aware that in NYC, there is an Open House New York? Open House New York, is a glimpse of NYC’s rarely seen spaces.  The spaces can be “boardrooms to bedrooms, crypts to clubs, factories to firehouses, lighthouses to lookouts, monuments to mansions, skyscrapers to substations—enough to satisfy anyone’s inner snoop”.  Perfect tour for the inner nosey body we all pretend not to be in NYC.

As the month of October winds down, visit one of the biggest Halloween Parades in a very eclectic side of Manhattan - The Village Halloween Parade. You do not have to participate in the parade, just stand on the side and watch the long line of creativity pass by. 

Here are a few other ideas for fall activities in NYC:

Beauty Fall Activities -

  • Spa Week NYC - Visit one of the best salons offering luxurious services that on a regular day is way beyond what you’re able to spend.

    When: October 15th - October 22nd | Cost: $50 for services and treatments at selected salons

  • Ipsy Gen Beauty - over 50 brands providing samples, swatches, discounts of the biggest beauty items on the market.

    When: October 13th - October 14th | Where: Javits Center New York, NY | Cost: $179 - General Admission

Family Fall Activities -

  • Queens County Farm Museum - Corn maze, apples, pumpkins, animals, fun. If you haven’t visited something as close to a farm in your life, this farm can be a start.

    When: Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm | Where: Queens, NY | Cost: Free

  • Hudson Valley, CT & Beyond Getaways - Fall foliage and apple orchards of the Hudson Valley.  Bus trips makes stops at Fishkill Farms, Meadowbrook Farm and Sprout Creek Farm, where you can spend your time exploring fall harvest festivities for a full day of hop on/off looping shuttle adventures.

    When: October 13th - 14th  & October 20th - 21st | Where: Farm Fresh Tours | Cost: Package price from Grand Central Station/Harlem-125th Street: adults, $54.50 children (ages 5-11), $49; children under 5, $27


Food and Wine Fall Activities -

  • New York City Wine and Food Festival - If you’re a fan of watching the Food Network all day, then you are aware of NYC Wine and Food Festival. Excited about the event, but can’t afford one of the tickets? Volunteer.

    When: October 11, 2018 - October 14, 2018 | Where: Various NYC Locations | Cost: Varies based on event

  • Long Island Rail Road Wine Country - Wine tour includes wine tasting, cheese plate, and special discounts.

    When: October 27, 2018 | Where: Long Island Wine Country 5120 Sound Ave, Riverhead, NY 11901 | Cost: Rail & Admission pricing- Adults: $67.50  

Do you have any activities you’d like to share for this fall season?


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