Autumn in New York City is the stuff of legends, ballads, and many a movie scene. The vibrant mosaic of colors that paints Central Park, the crisp air, and the anticipation of the holiday season makes NYC one of the best destinations in fall. But aside from the obvious charms of this iconic season, the city offers a plethora of activities that stand out especially during these months. Among them, an elegant jaunt in a vintage car can elevate your NYC experience. Let’s take a picturesque autumn drive through the best things to do in NYC this fall for adults and more family-friendly activities.

NYC Fall Itinerary 2023

Central Park Fall Foliage
Central Park is enchanting in fall. Walk, rent an electric bike, or simply sit and enjoy the mesmerizing hues of gold, rust, and ruby. The Bow Bridge and Bethesda Terrace offer particularly stunning views.

New York Film Festival
Hosted at the Lincoln Center every fall, the NYFF showcases some of the best international cinema. You don’t just watch films; you experience cinematic artistry amidst fellow aficionados.



    Apple Picking
    While this isn't in the heart of NYC, many New Yorkers take a short trip to nearby apple orchards for a delightful day of apple picking. Farms like Masker Orchards are just a short drive away.

      Visit The Met’s Rooftop Garden
      While The Met is an all-year attraction, its rooftop garden offers some of the best views of the city bathed in autumnal colors.



        Village Halloween Parade
        This isn’t just another Halloween parade. It’s a vibrant display of creativity, with thousands of New Yorkers in elaborate costumes. It’s whimsical, eerie, and absolutely entertaining.

          Private Vintage Car Tour
          This is a unique and luxurious way to see the city. Book a private tour in a classic vintage car with 'Nowaday'. Driven by knowledgeable guides, you can be chauffeured around iconic landmarks, leafy neighborhoods, and hidden gems such as speakeasies and prohibition bars, all while experiencing the elegance of yesteryears. Perfect for romantic getaways or just treating yourself to an exceptional experience of traveling back in time.



          The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze
          Located in Hudson Valley, a short trip from NYC, this is an immersive experience featuring thousands of hand-carved, illuminated pumpkins. The displays are intricate and mesmerizing, making it a must-visit.


          Attend a Broadway Show
          While Broadway is fantastic any time of the year, there's something extra special about ducking into a warm theater from the crisp fall air. Check out the season’s new arrivals or fall back on the classics.


          New York City in the fall isn’t just about the season. It’s about the mood, the atmosphere, and the myriad experiences that await. From cultural excursions at the NYFF to luxurious drives in vintage cars, there’s a multitude of memories waiting to be made. So, wrap up warmly, step out, and let the city charm you with its autumnal best!

          September 19, 2023 — Myrat Saryyev