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NYC Fall Bucket List

I get many questions about where to go in NYC during the Fall season. 

Fall is hands down, my favorite season, and I'm ecstatic to be spending it in New York City.

This time of year, you'll start to see New Yorkers (and tourists) bundled up in coats, scarves, boots, and layers of all sorts. You'll really see the true emphasis of fall fashion come into play here. Print mixing, patterns, textures, and some of the coolest trends gracing the streets of Manhattan. I'm not kidding when I say this -- the streets are literally the runway.

The air will start to feel a little chillier, the leaves in Central Park will start to change, and Halloween decorations will pop up everywhere in the City. You'll start to see more signs outside restaurants and cafes indicating there's pumpkin spice lattes, coffees, spiked cider, apple cider donuts -- all in an attempt to lure you in. Truth be told: it probably works.

New York City is actually one of the most visited places during the Fall and holiday season. I'm excited to celebrate the holidays for a second year this season, and from the things I've experienced, I wanted to go ahead and *finally* share a NYC Fall bucket list of all the places to visit around the City.

 1. Check out West Village for all the Halloween decorations
Even if you're not taking Halloween photos, I recommend walking around the area and taking in all the festive decorations. This one was taken on Perry Street, where you'll find TONS of more Halloween decor on every other stoop. 

2. Rockefeller Center -- beautiful display of pumpkins

3. Go to Loeb Boathouse in Central Park
This is STILL on my NYC bucket list, and I'm planning to check it off sooner or later. Make sure to bring cash!

4. Macy's Thanksgiving Parade
The annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade takes place on Thursday, November 22. It starts at 77th Street and Central Park West and heads down to 34th Street to Macy's Herald Square. 

5. Visit the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze in upstate New York
This spectacular venue is lit (literally) with more than 7,000 illuminated jack o' lanterns.

It's open until November 24. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Check here for tickets.
Location: 525 S Riverside Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY.

6. Central Park
This one is a no-brainer. Check out all the fall foliage.

Another must for fall foliage. Located at 455 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.

8. Prospect Park
Another Park in Brooklyn to add to your list of leaf peeping.

9. Go ice skating at Rockefeller Center

10. Visit Grove Street in West Village (between Bedford Street and Hudson River Greenway)
If you remember my Instagram post here, Grove Street is a private alleyway with a cobblestone court with ivy-covered townhouses. It's a popular photographed area, and this time of year, there's even pumpkins in the court. 

11. Take the ferry to Governor's Island.
There's always something to do at Governor's Island. Check here for more details on events and happenings.

12. Go apple picking at Outhouse Orchards
This one isn't IN New York City, but it's only a 1 1/2 hour drive from midtown, if you're looking for pumpkin picking and apple orchards.

13. Set sail aboard the Schooner Adirondack in Chelsea

14. Sip on seasonal brews at the Brooklyn Brewery.
They have an annual Post Road Pumpkin Ale.

15. Try pumpkin bread at the Union Square Farmer's Market.
Located in Union Square. Tons of other food options too.
The Holiday Markets open November 16 and closes December 24.

16. Eat pumpkin donuts at Doughnut Plant.

17. Oh, and there's also pumpkin ice cream cones.

18. Enjoy hot apple cider, salted caramel cider lattes, and fall pastries and desserts at Black Cat LES.

19. Take a break from the cold and get lost in a book inside the coolest bookstore.
That ceiling though. 

20. Check out all the crazy cool, and scary Halloween costumes at The Village Halloween Parade.

21. Check out the NYC Marathon in all five boroughs and cheer on the runners.
Takes place on November 4.

22. There's a Holiday Train Show at Grand Central.
From November 15 to February 3.

Located on 42nd Street and 6th Ave, you can sip on hot chocolate, lattes, eat apple cider donuts, chek out the holiday shops, and more. Also ice skate in one of the most scenic spots in the City. 
This is one of my favorite places to visit during the fall season. 
The rink opens on October 27!

24. Check out the world's largest gingerbread village in Queens
 (starting November 10 through January 13)

25. Check out the Columbus Circle Holiday Market.
It opens November 28 and closes December 24.

26. Celebrate Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square
One of the largest holiday festivals in the City -- and it's for ONE NIGHT ONLY.
There's a tree lighting ceremony in Dante Park, musical acts, street performances, food, activities and more. 

I hope these were helpful!
Let me know if you have any additional questions!


Wearing: ASOS metallic blazer (from holiday collection) | hat | earrings | booties

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