Making a trip to NYC this fall? Live here and interested in more things to do?

While the weather is still mild (come on, fall is the best season!) I’ve been looking into outdoor activities for those beautiful, crisp autumn mornings and evenings. Right now I’d say at the top of my list is making a visit to the newly completed High Line.The third and final phase of the park was just finished in September. This is a great spot for a romantic stroll, some bench time contemplating life, or just to see some gorgeous views of the city.

Another place I have yet to see (in person!) in the fall is Central Park.  I’m looking forward to a chilly jog through the magical changing foliage. Make it really seasonal and grab some hot cider during Cider Week (Oct 24- Nov 2) while you meander across the park!

If you prefer another borough, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, Fort Greene Park, or Owl’s Head Park are excellent places to get your fill of fall foliage. In the Bronx, start with Pelham Bay Park or Van Courtlandt Park. Alley Pond Park, Cunningham Park, and Forest Park should fulfill fall fanatics in Queens, and the Greenbelt and Clove Lakes Park are home to some stunning Staten Island trees and trails.

More of an inside kind of person? Try out these new fall museum exhibits  and fall art exhibits. And October 16th-19th is The New York Wine and Food Festival! And, of course, if you’re in town for Halloween, check out the Village Halloween Parade.

There’s always something to do in New York. Let’s get festive!