Get Your Fall Fun on in NYC
Fall in New York City is undeniably one of the most beautiful seasons. Summer's hot and sticky humidity has faded and left behind a crisp breeze in the air. Jackets and scarves come out, and people flock to the nearest parks to take in the sights, sounds, and colors of the season.
Here are a few of my favorite fall activities - check out Time Out New York's full fall guide for even more ideas!
1. Take a stroll to see the leaves in Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters.
The park is gorgeous this time of year, the view of the Hudson River is breathtaking. Plus the slightly spooky, gothic art and architecture at The Cloisters is the perfect pre-game for Halloween fun.
Where: Fort Tryon Park, entrances at the 190th Street and Dykman Street A Train Subway Stops
Hours: Park hours are Sunrise to Sunset all year round
2. The Village Halloween Parade
Before you head out to your Halloween party of choice, take part in the world's largest Halloween procession. With over 50,000 party-goers each year, the parade is a massive and long-standing NYC tradition. So dig out your cat ears or Marie Antoinette wig and get ready to strut your stuff zombie style.
Where: Line up at Sixth Ave and Canal Street - Parade goes up Sixth Ave from Spring to W. 16th Street
When: Monday, October 31, 2016
3. Check out some (or all!) of NYC's Haunted Houses in time for Halloween
Time Out NY says: "The haunted attraction is back again with more vicious and disturbing scenes to make you scream! Ten Thirty One Productions (of Shark Tank fame) created this gripping haunted attraction located at Randalls Island Park. For the first time, hayriders will embark on three new experiences: House of Shadows, Purgatory Haunted Village and Theater Macabre. Not for the faint of heart, the New York Haunted Hayride is all set to terrorize those who dare to enter.
Where: Randall's Island
When: Thursday-Sunday, October 13-30 & Monday October 31st
b. Blood Manor
Time Out NY's review raves "Garish zombies, monsters and other ghoulish creatures await in this 5,000-square-foot labyrinth of horrors, deemed too scary for children under 14 to enter without supervision. Pass through themed rooms such as The Crypt and Hannibal’s Hell... Lines are likely to be long so consider shelling out for an R.I.P. express entrance ticket.
Where: 163 Varick Street (Soho)
When: Thursday, October 13 - Monday, October 31
Drink fresh apple cider and binge on donuts. Specifically spiked pear cider and mini maple doughnuts plus other delicacies being served at various locations all over the city at NYC's Cider Week 2016. For one week only, everyone’s favorite autumnal fruit is being served up adult beverage style at more than 50 bars and restaurants in NYC along with free tastings, events and workshops.
Where: All over NYC!
When: Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 30