Looking for some fun and exciting things to do in the Big Apple in the Fall? Well, you’re in for the time of your life thanks to the plethora of stellar activities and attractions in the city. There’s never a shortage of what to see or things to do in New York City — you might even have a hard time narrowing your options down into one trip!
As soon as the weather cools down, the cultural calendar quickly kicks into high gear with just about everything you need to have a swell time. So, if you’re on the hunt for amazing things to in the fall, be sure to take a good look at our picks for the best attractions and activities to check out as you head out!
Be sure to get your hands on your RuckJack, turn it into a backpack and move! Remember, it can also double as a lightweight outdoor jacket just in case you decide to have some chilly nighttime fun!
Let’s dive in!
1- Visit Art Museums
New York City is one of the few places that has loads of cultural diversity and excellent artistic accomplishments. That being said, you can be sure of seeing some of the world’s most extravagant and astonishing museums during your super fun fall tour! Speaking of museums, you can check out the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art — you’re sure to get totally immersed in amazing works of art from all around the globe!
So, if you decide to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art, don’t forget to have a look at legendary pieces of Rodin as well as “The Thinker” and “The Hand of God.” You can stroll through about 50 of the French Sculptor’s most fascinating artworks, all of which represents decades of collecting by the museum.
2- The RIDE in Masquerade
Another super fun thing you can do this fall in New York City is to hop on the RIDE bus where you’ll get to see awesome hosts with beautiful people as well as great street actors performing everything from singing, street dance, ballet, Hip Hop, guitar playing and more. The best part is, this time of the year, the mind-blowing tour bus is going to be in Masquerade!
What could be than celebrating Halloween season than with a stunning historical costume? You’ll get to enjoy everything that the heritage of the old world European masquerade has to offer thanks to their special seasonal version of their super fantastic RIDE! The best part? You’ll get to be treated to spooky stories and exciting videos — you’re sure to feel the presence of the spirits of New York City past!
3- See Sporting Events and Arena Tours
Are you a lover of sports? If yes, be sure to join sports fans as they head to their favorite ballpark or arena this fall. Speaking of sports, you can choose to see a baseball or basketball — it’s pretty obvious the latter is winding to a close, but basketball is just getting started! Just be sure to get the dates so you can be ready for the action ahead of time. It’s also great to enjoy some cool arena tours if you couldn’t make it to the game — touring Yankee stadium is sure to be super awesome!
4- Statue of Liberty
It’s also an excellent idea to remember our history this fall, and there’s no better place to visit than New York City. There are quite a few places so historical as the Big Apple and taking a ferry out to our Lady Liberty is sure to be amazing. You can also tour the Ellis Island Museum, especially if you’re looking to learn more about the history of immigration in America.
5- Enjoy the Stunning City Views
Not afraid of heights? If yes, head up to one of the NYC’s best vantage points to get totally immersed in the beautiful view of the fall foliage in Central Park. You could also get a bird’s-eye view of bustling streets of the city while you’re at it.
Two awesome vantage points you would want to check out are the Empire State Building and the Top of the Rock. Both of them give you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views below, and you can even spice things up by taking great selfies and amazing group photos.
6- Hop on a Bike
What could be better than enjoying a leisurely bike ride in the fall in New York City? The good thing is, fall in New York City is a super perfect time to get on a bike and enjoying pedaling along the many scenic bike trails in Central Park. Just get your RuckJack and transform it to a backpack for the fantastic biking adventure — you’re sure to have a great time.
7- Check Out the Cloisters and Fort Tryon Park
If you’re still at the at the Metropolitan Museum, you can head to the Cloisters to see roughly 5,000 medieval works in the monastery. The good thing is, this place is located within Fort Tryon Park, which happens to be a perfect spot to enjoy leisurely strolls. You’ll also get to enjoy the astonishing view of the Hudson River while you’re at it!
8- Enjoy Amazing Sightseeing Cruises
The great thing about NYC is that you can explore almost all of its impressive landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street and the Freedom Tower without walking on dry land.
That being said, you can make this fall spectacular by opting for a night cruise to enjoy the charming skyline. So just transform your RuckJack into a lightweight outdoor jacket and head out to the water to bask in a relaxing sightseeing cruise.
9- Oktoberfest in New York City
How about having a swell time at a festival this fall? The amazing thing is, Oktoberfest is more than just a festival, it’s a complete collection of cool events that are spread throughout the glamorous city of New York. Speaking of events, you’ll get to enjoy beer gardens, brewery tours, beer halls and more! Just so you know, the wide variety of events range from kid-friendly to adults only, so be sure to know the ones to attend if you’re heading out with the kids.
10- New York Botanical Garden — Scarecrows & Pumpkins
Finally, you and your family can head to the Scarecrows & Pumpkins special event at the New York Botanical Garden to enjoy some controlled creepy family fun. You’ll get to see exclusive displays of rare gourds and also get the opportunity to say hi to friendly scarecrows — cool right?
And that’s it! As you can see, there are lots of exciting and super fun things to do in the Big Apple in the fall — it’s up to you to do whatever tickles your fancy! Have fun!