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Autumn in New York, When the City Relaxes

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As the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change color, there’s no better time to visit New York City. Better still is living there, at home in the slow motion.

Autumn is a beautiful time of year to be in the city when the hustle and bustle of summer have given way to a more relaxed atmosphere. Here are some of the best things to do in NYC during autumn.

by David Stone

The Roosevelt Island Daily News

Autumn in New York

Why does it seem so inviting?

– Vernon Duke

 Autumn in New York: Visit Central Park

Autumn is a great time to explore Central Park, one of New York’s most iconic landmarks. The park comes alive during fall, with the leaves on the trees turning a beautiful shade of red, orange and yellow.

Take a leisurely stroll through the park or go for a run along the many miles of trails. You can also rent a bike and pedal your way around the park.

Autumn in New York: Daydreamers Handmade Notecards by Deborah Julian

It would be hard not to get hungry while walking through Central Park, so make sure you stop at one of those local carts for some tasty treats.

 Marvel at the changing leaves

 One of the best things about autumn in New York is watching the leaves change color. If you want to really see some stunning foliage, take a drive upstate or head out to Long Island.

But you don’t have to leave the city to enjoy the changing leaves—just take a walk through any one of NYC’s many parks and you’ll be surrounded by nature’s colorful display.

 Go pumpkin picking

 Pumpkin picking is a quintessential autumn activity, and there are plenty of farms around New York where you can do just that!

Head out to Queens or Staten Island for some farm-fresh produce, and while you’re there, pick up some apples too. There’s nothing like snacking on freshly picked fruit while taking in all the sights and sounds of autumn.

 Attend one of NYC’s many festivals

 Autumn is festival season in New York City, with everything from film festivals to Halloween celebrations taking place throughout October and November.

Check out this guide to NYC’s best fall festivals for some inspiration. And if you’re looking for something really unique, how about attending Día de los Muertos?

This Mexican holiday honoring deceased loved ones is celebrated at Brookyn’s Sunset Park annually—definitely an event not to be missed!

Autumn in New York Conclusion: 

Autumn in New York City is truly magical—the perfect time to enjoy all that the city has to offer without having to deal with large crowds or sweltering temperatures. So what are you waiting for? Start planning today!

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