Whether you call it fall or autumn – it’s a great time to visit New York! Why? The changing colors make the city look gorgeous! What’s good about fall in New York as well is the weather: It’s typically not too hot or too cold which means it’s basically the best time to visit New York as you can take advantage of both, indoor and outdoor activities. So if you are still looking for things to do in New York this fall, this article is for you! We will share our personal recommendations for the season with you.


Fall in New York

New York Fall Weather

Seasons seem to change quickly here. The transition from summer to fall typically takes just a few days. Last year, we’ve had a pretty unusual fall in New York with October almost feeling like summer. Officially though, we are talking about September, October and November when referring to fall in New York. If you like, you can check out activities and events for each individual month. This fall, temperatures are expected to be slightly higher than usual. Here’s an overview of the temperatures you can expect during fall in NYC:

Day TemperatureNight TemperatureHours of SunshineRain [in]Rainy Days
September77 °F63 °F948
October64 °F50 °F737
November50 °F37 °F648

Fall Foliage in New York

For a New York fall foliage map click here.

The Most Beautiful Parks to Witness Fall Foliage in New York

Fall in NYC is the perfect time to wander through the many beautiful parks and see the colorful leaves fall down to the ground. These are our favorite parks to visit during New York fall weather:

Best Museums to Visit in New York in the Fall

Fall in NYC means you may have one or two rainy days during your trip. It’s no reason to freak out though, because New York offers a great deal of fun indoor activities. However, you actually don’t even need an excuse to head inside as New York is home to some of the world’s best museums!

New York Fall Events

In fall we celebrate Labor Day and Oktoberfest and look forward to great NYC fall events like Halloween and the NYFW 2018. Most significantly however, we hold ceremonies across the whole country to remember the victims of 9/11. Needless to say, September is an extremely emotional time to be in New York. Later in November it’s time for the famous Thanksgiving Parade!

Broadway Shows & Concerts

Ticket prices tend to go down a little as temperatures drop, which makes it a perfect time to watch shows in New York. We have listed our favorites below. If you are interested in concerts, you will see that New York will be hosting some of the most famous artists this fall, including Ed Sheeran, Justin Timberlake and Elton John.

Fall Activities NYC

Taking helicopter tours is undoubtedly one of our favorite New York fall activities. Why? Because you will get to see the city’s incredible colors from a unique perspective. Alternatively, you could admire New York’s iconic skyline from the water by taking a cruise. There are plenty of options for you! What you may not know: Ice skating season already starts in late October, which makes fall even more adventurous. In addition to that, fall in New York is the perfect season for sports enthusiasts. You can watch it all: baseball, basketball, ice hockey, football and soccer. Oh and by the way, it’s never too early to buy Christmas gifts, so maybe you can get some shopping done, too!

New York’s Best Rooftop Bars for this Fall

Just because it’s fall in New York doesn’t mean that rooftop bar season is over! Most rooftop bars are still open. The weather should be pleasant for the first part of the season, but there is no need to worry about dropping temperatures at all. New York’s rooftop bars will provide you with blankets or even fire places. Awesome, right? It’s definitely worth it to book a trip to New York in fall!

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