In New York City, there is no shortage of fun things to do in fall. Whether it is cheering on one of New York’s finest sports teams, horseback riding, brisk-walking, boating, sailing or biking, there is a myriad of fun activities you can indulge, while the vibrant colored leaves serve as your backdrop. Here are five fun fall activities you can do in NYC:
Go on a Biking Tour
There are many ways to explore the city that never sleeps. However, biking is second to none. Many New Yorkers love to cycle; hop on one and you will quickly know why. When you cycle, you gain new opportunities to explore more scenic views as well as various hidden nooks of NYC. If you always wanted to visit Central Park and Hudson River Park Greenway, you can kill two birds with one stone by cruising between locations via bike. You will get spectacular views of both the city skyline and river. What’s more, you can visit Shakespeare Garden, International Peace Garden and other famous sites one that are must-visits during fall!
Take a Winery Tour in New York
In NY, fall is one of the most popular times of the year to visit Finger Lakes Wine Country. Here, the vast landscape of vineyards becomes decorated with rich gold, orange and red colors. The fall foliage here is also gorgeous to look at. At Finger Lakes Wine Country, you can partake in harvest festivals that involve sampling, picking and purchasing the freshest Finger Lakes produce. Always wanted to try grape stomping? You will get the opportunity to do so too.
Travel Upstate NY for a Fall Foliage Trip
Fall is undoubtedly an amazing time in New York. The peaks of the Adirondacks and the foothills of the Catskill Mountains are proof that NY is home to one of the most vivid fall/autumns in the world.By traveling upstate NY, your trip to places like Prospect Mountain will reward you with spectacular views at the summit. While you are there, be sure to take a moment to look at the pretty orange and brown leaves as they fall gracefully into the ground or pools of water below.
Take in Breathtaking Views of the Skyline from a City Rooftop
If you love hanging out or dining at rooftop bars or restaurants, fall is a perfect time to visit your favorite haunts and other amazing rooftops. On a nice night, you can take in some of the best skyline views in the whole of NYC. Roof at Park South, Gallow Green, Top of the Strand, etc., are other popular rooftop locations you can consider visiting too.
Attend a Fall Cultural Festival
Some people also get into the fall spirit by attending a fall cultural festival. If you love being in the outdoors, this is the activity for you. New York Film Festival and New York City Wine and Food Festival are some of New York’s most popular festivals that take each year. The former has already celebrated its 54th year anniversary and the latter is already into its 9th year.