From misty gray mornings to golden leaves gently floating to the ground, once it rolls around, autumn brings somewhat of a magical feel to the world. One of the best places to spend time in during this season is none other than the Big Apple itself. In the fall, New York City becomes a glittering landscape filled with great activities to do and wonderful places to go. By the time it’s fall, the summer hype calms down and the weather becomes crisp and cool, making it the perfect place to explore. If you’re wondering why one would want to visit the city during this time, just keep reading.
Spending summers in New York City aren’t ideal simply because the weather tends to be very hot and humid. However, from mid-September, the temperature starts dropping. When the summer heat is gone, it’s more pleasant to spend time outside. For this reason, making a trip to the city is great. Not to mention the added bonus of breaking out your fall wardrobe. The weather in October is perfect sweater weather.
Seeing as the summer brings all the tourists to the city, it makes sense that by September flight tickets will cost significantly less. This is applicable to October as well. Airfare, as well as hotel rates, drop during these months before the holidays start rolling in. By Thanksgiving, prices will rise again as the holiday season begins.
In the fall, there are more than enough things to do in the city, especially in October. There is Columbus Day Parade which you can watch or even be a part of. Another option is Open House New York which allows you to visit sites that are usually off-limits to the public. If you’re someone who cannot wait for Halloween, you can visit The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze and the Village Halloween Parade.
No Big Crowds
Visiting New York City in the fall rather than in the summer is a great option not only because of the wonderful weather but also because there are much fewer tourists roaming the city. This makes it the ideal time to walk around the city since there is more space to do so – literally. Not to mention that school is already in session by this time so the streets will feel much emptier than they would in the summer.
Aside from events you can sign yourself up for, there are a lot of things you can do in the city for free. From walking in Central Park to exploring haunted spots in the city, you can celebrate autumn in so many ways that won’t cost you a dime.