It’s November 1st and the weather has finally decided to cool down which has made it officially feels like Autumn. I know you are probably sick of hearing me say this but I just love this time of year in New York SO much. It is by far my very favourite season here for so many different reasons. I always advise people if they are visiting to come between September & December. The weather is just perfect and it just feels cozy! So, today I decided to put together a little list of 5 of my favourite things about Autumn in New York. These are the things I’ve come to love over the years and I also talk about one place that is on my list to visit this year…
1. Central Park
The first thing that comes to my mind when I think about Autumn in New York is Central Park. It’s lovely all year round but it’s extra special during Autumn. Once late October/early November arrives, it transforms into the most beautiful array of colours. I can’t describe how lovely it is. It’s one of the main reasons I always advise people to visit New York during Autumn. It is the perfect time to go on the boats too with all the leave falling.
2. Halloween Decorations in Upper East Side
Definitely my favourite time to live up here. Upper East Siders go ALL OUT for Halloween & I love it. They put so much effort into their Halloween decorations and they make for quite the good Instagram’s. We went out for our annual Halloween night walk last night to spot all the little trick or treaters and get one more glance at all the fun houses.
3. Pumpkin Picking
This is something us Irish people wouldn’t be hugely familiar with as it’s not something we usually experienced growing up. However, it is huge over here as you might be able to tel from various shows & movies. I went pumpkin picking or the first time last year and it honestly was worth the wait. We went to the Queen’s County Farm and had such a great day. There is everything from warm apple cider & yummy food to a corn maze. It’s really lovely way to spend a Sunday. This year we went to a place called Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard which is upstate and we LOVED it. I would really recommend if you fancy taking a little bit of a longer trip. We got the metro north from Grand Central to Crotton Falls and got an Uber from there which only took about 10 minutes.
4.Brooklyn Botanic Garden
This is the one that I actually haven’t been to but it’s number one on my list of things to do this Autumn. It looks really beautiful during kind of similar to Central Park. You might remember, if you are a a Gossip Girl fan (like me!!), that Lily & Rufus got married there. Another nice spot to visit on a Sunday afternoon I’m sure.
5. Watch The NYC Marathon
And last but not least, I love going to watch the New York City Marathon which is coming up this Sunday. Both of my parents have actually done the marathon over the past few years and it is a really nice day in the city. There is always such a great atmosphere & buzz that day. Definitely worth the watch!
I hope you enjoyed this little guide and get to try out some of my recommendations. I’m so excited for the month of November and to enjoy the rest of Autumn in New York!