New York in the fall

New York in the fall

“Don’t you love New York in the fall? It makes me want to buy school supplies. I would send you a bouquet of newly sharpened pencils if I knew your name and address.” ― You’ve Got Mail

Need suggestions on where to go and what to do in the city this autumn?  If you haven’t visited New York yet, fall is the perfect time to go! This season offers the most breathtaking views, parks, museums, day trips, and concerts.

One of New York’s main attractions is Central Park and it’s a must-see year-round, but only in the fall do you see the gorgeous orange and red foliage . Not only are the views spectacular, but the activities and options are never ending. From the park’s zoo to biking, ice skating, hiking, picnics and live concerts, visiting Central Park can become an all-day adventure! Renting a bike in Central Park can be a great way to get around and take in the beautiful views of the park. The tour takes about 2 hours and equipments such as a bike, map, helmet, basket and lock are provided. Don’t forget to bring your camera!

Looking for an educational experience while in New York? There are tons of museums and concerts to take in, with plenty of limited-time seasonal offerings. For example, at the The Solomon R. Guggenheim, the Early Collages by Robert Motherwell exhibit is on display; it’s devoted exclusively to papier colles and nearly sixty artworks that examine the American artist’s origins and his engagement with collage. And the MOMA’s annual New Photography series is a must.

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One of autumn’s necessary activities outside of New York City includes apple and pumpkin picking! Your trip to New York in autumn would not be complete if you did not visit the Adirondack region in upstate New York. With its wide-open spaces, beautiful mountains, scenic lakes and rivers, it is a wonderful place to go with your loved ones—especially in the fall. The fall traditions let you enjoy the weather and enjoy the simple pleasures of rural life.

But the fun in upstate New York does not stop there. Amtrak is bringing a “Dome Car” to upstate New York for the fall, which is exciting news for tourists.  The car features an upper level with windows on all sides to give passengers a view of all the beautiful fall scenery en route from Albany to Montreal through October 29th. The refurbished vintage car dates back to 1955 and welcomes all passengers traveling on the Albany- Montreal section of the route to enjoy the view.

Events such as the annual Feast of San Gennaro in Little Italy, is just one of the events that makes New York an even more exciting place to be in the fall. The feast runs along Mulberry Street, between Canal Street and Houston Street. Originally, The Feast of San Gennaro was a traditional celebration in Italy and was first celebrated in NYC on September 19, 1926 by newly arrives immigrants from Naples. Today, New Yorkers join together and celebrate the festivities in Little Italy. A few of the many festivities include musical performances, carnival games,  a tasting tour of Little Italy’s restaurants, and the the street vendors along Mulberry street, where some of Italy’s traditional foods–zeppole, gelato, sausage and peppers–are there for the tasting!

Traveling and experiencing a different city is always fun and exciting, but it’s always good to do your research before traveling. FROSCH is co-headquartered in New York City, so our travel consultants can do the work for you, leaving you with more time to simply enjoy the city and the season.

By Elizabeth Casteras