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Snap a photo under the pumpkin arch on Pier 17

Drawing people from all over the city, not only does this perfectly orange pumpkin arch make for great photos, the Brooklyn Bridge as the backdrop is stunning.


Get your fill of pumpkin beer

Head over to Loreley Beer Garden. Between September 23nd and November 6th, grab your friends and enjoy a 60 oz Pumpkin Keg filled with pumpkin beer. The keg is fitted with a beer tap and you can roughly get 4-5 glasses of beer out of it.


Celebrate Oktoberfest with friends

Unless you’re planning a trip to Germany any time soon, this NYC fall tradition is the next best thing. From September 2nd (yes really, a whole month early) to October 31st, New Yorkers and locals alike can enjoy this epic NYC fall event.


Go on the hunt for New York City’s best hot chocolate

Hot chocolate is the perfect cozy fall drink regardless of your age or the time of day (and it doubles as a hand warmer!). The trick is finding the best hot chocolate in New York City.


Wander neighborhoods to find the best halloween decorations

Charming brownstones lined with spider webs, skeletons and vibrant pumpkins turn every day strolls through the city into an experience. Autumn in New York City is like no other.


Check out the Macy’s Day Parade

For three hours every Thanksgiving, 12 foot floats take over the NYC streets, starting at West 77th Street & Central Park West and ending at Macy’s in Herald Square. It’s a NYC fall event unlike any other and you can’t afford to miss out on it (in person) if you are in town


Go iceskating surrounded by fall foliage in Central Park

Ice skating at Wollman Rink is arguably one of the most iconic things to do in NYC during the fall. Located in the southern part of Central Park, the rink is open from late October through early April.


Bryant Park Winter Village & Ice Skating

The park is transformed into a European-style holiday market, equipped with 100 vendors that lining a popular ice skating rink. The stalls sell fun Christmas decorations, handmade crafts, unique jewelry and food, lots of good food.


Check out Tompkins Square Halloween dog parade

Folks from all over flood the East River Park Amphitheater with their pups dressed in ridiculously cute costumes creating one of the best fall activities in NYC.


Check out Boo at the Zoo

Guests are encouraged to show up in costume and take part in a day of fun. The zoo has candy trails so kids can trick or treat alongside their favorite animals. It’s an educational day too, since the zoo shows what some of the animals’ favorite snacks are as well.

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