TRAVEL GUIDE: FALL NEW YORK CITY Bucket list
OK guys don’t kill me…I know you may think I’m jumping the gun but fall is just around the corner! With calendars booking up quickly, I wanted to give you a list of some of my favorite fall activities to do in and around NYC. Start scheduling your fall fun — some of these you need tickets for so make sure to plan in advance!
NEW YORK CITY FALL BUCKET LIST
🏃🏻♀️ NYC Marathon
Would love to hear if you attend any of these bucket list items! Read on for more info about each activity…
Limited dates September - november
Featuring over 7,000 ornately carved jack-o-lanterns, the Great Jack-O-Lantern Blaze is so worth the trip to Westchester. Spend an evening walking around looking at some truly magical and spooky pumpkin displays! The details and artistry will leave you in awe and make this event a tradition for many more Halloweens to come.
Celebrate the drink that you rely on to start your day off right. Sample hundreds of different flavors, gain some coffee knowledge, and meet local artisans. Plus, all proceeds go to charity!
open Until the end of november
Located in SoHo, the Color Factory is a super fun and interactive activity. There’s a ball pit, tasty treats along the way, and tons of instagrammable opportunities as you make your way through the exhibit. Book your tickets in advance! This colorful experience is popular and tickets are sold rapidly.
7. celebrate oktoberfest
weekends throughout september and october
There are many bars and public spaces that host these German festivities. All include bratwurst, pretzels, and, of course, steins of beer. Here are three that I recommend after strapping on your lederhosen:
Put on by Food Network and the Cooking Channel, the NYCWFF is four days of deliciousness. With appearances by celebrity chefs, culinary demonstrations, and much more, this festival is a hot ticket every year.
2. wine tasting at local vineyards
New York does offer some amazing city vineyards and wineries, such as Rooftop Reds, City Winery, and Red Hook Winery. But, if you’re up for a day excursion from the city, Long Island has some beautiful wineries just a train ride away. Take the Long Island Railroad, the Hampton Jitney bus, or rent a car as some ways to get out there. A few to take a look at are Bedell Cellars, Channing Daughters Winery, and the ever-popular Wölffer Estate.
Last year, my girlfriends and I rented a bus to take us to one of the vineyards out east. We laughed the whole bus ride long, celebrating our friendship and the changing of the seasons. We had the best day sipping wine in the crisp autumn air. The vineyard also contained some apple trees, so we enjoyed fresh apples and made a little game of who could throw apples the farthest. Gotta start warming my arm up for this year’s competition! Plus, this was the perfect occasion to show off my new fall wardrobe 😏
4. nyc marathon
Be a part of the world’s biggest and most popular marathon. Last year had over 50,000 participants! You’ll get the chance to run through and explore all five boroughs and spend the rest of the weekend celebrating this awesome accomplishment.
For the eighth year, Photoville is returning under the Brooklyn Bridge to transform old shipping containers into photo galleries. It will display work from over 600 talented artists along with other fun and interactive activities.
8. storm king art center
open until end of november
Located in Hudson Valley, Storm King is an incredible outdoor sculpture garden. The modern art installations aren’t the only sites to behold — the 500 acres of land are filled with beautiful landscaping, hills, and fields. Such a fun outdoor autumn activity!
10. live music at the newly opened time out market
Opened in March, this two-story food-hall serves food from 21 different eateries. A step up from your typical food-hall, Time Out Market serves dishes on china, is adorned with leather chairs, and has waitstaff to bus your table after you finish. Additionally, it offers an amazing view of the water from its Dumbo, Brooklyn location.