How to Spend a Fall Weekend in NYC

Crisp air and sunny days with a hint of humidity best describe what New York City is like during the fall season. The sublime weather that autumn brings offers many opportunities to enjoy all this gorgeous city has to offer between September and November. Apart from the weather, fall is also characterized by blooming plants and flowers, more animals such as squirrels, and different colored leaves.

So what are the best ways to spend a weekend in NYC during the fall? Here are a few ideas for an exciting weekend in New York City.

The Brooklyn Bridge

Many fascinating things contribute to the rich history of NYC, and the bridges are a significant part of it. The Brooklyn Bridge is one of the most frequented and famous of the many New York bridges. The Brooklyn Bridge is a sight to behold, and you can take so many great photos while on a leisurely walk that usually takes about an hour to complete. There is ongoing work on this bridge, but its walkway is still open to the public.

9/11 Memorial

Many mornings pale in comparison to the tragic events that took place on 11th September 2001 in NYC. This morning quickly changed this day’s significance after the World Trade Center was bombed by al-Qaeda, claiming a total of 2977 lives in the World Trade Center, Pennsylvania, and Pentagon. After ten months of work from different correspondents to clean up the sites, the OCME created a repository of the remains at the bedrock of the World Trade Center site. The 9/11 Memorial Museum, located on 180 Greenwich Street, is worth visiting when in NYC. It is open from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm on Wednesday to Monday. You can purchase a ticket in advance and ensure that you read the museum guidelines and protocols.

Bird Watching

Central park can easily be described as the ultimate bird-watcher’s paradise. The park is home to over 210 bird species and, during fall, is a stopover for many more birds as they migrate. This aviary is the perfect place to spend a peaceful afternoon in nature in NYC.


NYC is a leader in fashion, and shopping needs to be on your itinerary when visiting this city. If you are into new and exciting pieces, then the New York Fashion Week pop-up stores are the place to be.

Food and Drinks

No adventure is complete without a delicious plate of food and a refreshing drink. NYC has some of the best and most diverse eateries, and it all bubbles down to how adventurous you are. Some restaurants you can check out include La Pecora Bianca for pasta and Di Fara for New York-style pizza.

Bryant Park

A fun evening in NYC can be as simple and relaxing as watching a movie on a lawn. The Bryant Park sets the perfect scene to enjoy a movie while you explore the specially curated food and beverages menu.

There is never a dull weekend in New York City, especially in the fall. The many themed parties, such as Halloween-themed parties in October, will take your weekend to a new exciting level.


Len Parent

“The most important thing to remember is that you can wear all the greatest clothes and all the greatest shoes, but you’ve got to have a good spirit on the inside. That’s what’s really going to make you look like you’re ready to rock the world.” —Alicia Keys

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