Things to Do in New York in Fall 2018 – Attractions, Activities & More

¿En camino a la Gran Manzana para algunas festividades de otoño? Hay tanto que ver y tantas cosas que hacer que te resultará difícil reducirlo a un solo viaje.

If you’re planning a trip and looking for things to do in New York in the Fall in 2018, take a look at our suggestions for the top attractions and activities to check out this year, including…

  • Exhibiciones especiales en The Met
  • Fall foliage from Popular Observation Decks
  • Metroplitan Museum of Art Special Exhibits
  • Georgia O’Keeffe at the New York Botanical Garden
  • Sporting events
  • y mucho más...

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Regular admission to a number of these New York activities are available on the New York City Explorer Pass®.

Choose as you go from dozens of top attractions and save up to 50% on combined admission vs paying at the gate.

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Please note, some of the Fall events listed below may be separately ticketed and not available on the Explorer Pass.

El RIDE en Masquerade

2018 Dates TBD

The RIDE MasqueradeEn esta época del año, el autobús turístico más entretenido y entretenido de Nueva York está disfrazado: ¡el RIDE ahora está en Masquerade!

What better way to celebrate the Halloween season than with a gorgeous historical costume?

Maravíllate con el legado de la mascarada europea del viejo mundo mientras los guías de esta excursión sin igual te invitan a una versión especial de temporada de su famoso RIDE. En serio, sentirás que estás asistiendo a un baile histórico con María Antonieta.

Por supuesto, no es todo glamour y ostentación: también te tratarán con historias de terror, videos atractivos y la presencia tangible de los espíritus de Nueva York en el pasado. ¡Es en definitiva una diversión súper estacional!

A su llegada: The RIDE in Masquerade tickets are available with the New York City Explorer Pass®.

Amazing City Views of Fall Foliage

Admire a vista de pájaro el hermoso follaje de otoño en Central Park, así como las bulliciosas calles de la ciudad de Nueva York, desde su posición privilegiada en lo alto de uno de los mejores miradores de la ciudad.

Las dos cubiertas de observación icónicas de la ciudad brindan una buena oportunidad para que disfrutes de tu perspectiva única del paisaje cambiante que se muestra a continuación y también para tomar algunas fotografías geniales.

The Empire State Building is a classic, while the Top of the Rock provides more unobstructed views. Can’t go wrong with either!

A su llegada: Empire State Building tickets and Top of the Rock tickets are both available with the New York City Explorer Pass®.

Estatua de la Libertad

statue of libertyEl otoño es el momento de recordar nuestra historia, y hay pocos lugares tan históricos como la ciudad de Nueva York.

Take a ferry out to our Lady Liberty, then tour the Ellis Island Museum as you learn all about the history of early immigration in America.

Las multitudes serán más delgadas en esta época del año también, y puede ser más fácil conseguir entradas adicionales para el pedestal o la corona (siempre que no planifique sus vacaciones para un fin de semana festivo).

A su llegada: Statue of Liberty ferry tickets are available with the New York City Explorer Pass®. Crown and pedestal admission is separately ticketed and is not included with the pass.

Art Museums

NYC The MET Exhibits (7)Hay pocos lugares culturalmente diversos y artísticamente logrados como Nueva York. Por lo tanto, no sorprende que sea el hogar de algunos de los museos más prestigiosos y fascinantes del mundo.

Two of our favorites are the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, which each offer amazing and inspiring works of art from all around the world for your enjoyment.

If you’re headed to the Met, be sure to check out their exciting new exhibit (which we all previewed at this year’s Met Gala), “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination.” This special exhibit of apparel and accessories will be on display through October 8, 2018.

Additional fall special exhibits at the Met include topics like African American photography, Japanese painting, twentieth-century furniture, African sculpture, and more.

A su llegada: Metropolitan Museum of Art tickets and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) tickets are both are available with the New York City Explorer Pass®.

Sal a dar un paseo en bicicleta

central-park-sightseeing-bike-tourFall in New York es la mezcla perfecta de fresco y crujiente, no demasiado fría para estar adentro, pero lo suficientemente agradable como para que no estés sudando tanto en un paseo en bicicleta.

Didn’t bring a bike with you? Just rent one in Central Park and enjoy pedaling along their many scenic bike trails.

You’ll get to enjoy the many sights and sounds of Central Park, including Belvedere Castle, the Shakespeare Garden, Central Park Zoo, and so much more.

If you prefer a little bit of guidance to maximize your Central Park explorations, you can take a bike tour of the area, too!

A su llegada: Central Park bike rentals and Central Park Bike Tour tickets are available with the New York City Explorer Pass®.

Recorridos turísticos

You could also opt for a night cruise, to enjoy the beautiful skyline.

You could also opt for a night cruise, to enjoy the beautiful skyline.

Grab a scarf and light jacket and head out to the water to enjoy an informative and relaxing sightseeing cruise.

Nueva York es especialmente adecuada para tours acuáticos, ya que puede ver casi todos los puntos de interés principales como el Empire State Building, Wall Street, la Estatua de la Libertad y la Torre de la Libertad sin aventurarse en tierra firme.

Getting In: Many cruise options, like the popular Circle Line NYC Landmark Cruise, are available with the New York City Explorer Pass®.

Sporting Events & Arena Tours

madison-square-garden-tourWhat better way to celebrate fall with sports fans than with a visit to their favorite ballpark or arena? The Yankees have some really amazing talent and their post-season chances are looking good.

And while baseball is winding to a close in the fall, basketball is just getting started and the Knicks are ready to go with some new talent on board this season. And don’t forget about the Rangers, either!

If you can’t make it to a game, consider taking a tour of local venues, like Yankee Stadium or Madison Square Garden.

A su llegada: Yankee Stadium Classic Tour tickets and Madison Square Garden Tour tickets are both are available with the New York City Explorer Pass®.

New York Botanical Garden
now through October 28, 2018

This special exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden is a must-see for art and plant lovers. Come to see Georgia O’Keeffe’s iconic paintings of Hawaii — now together in NYC for the first time since 1940.

These lush, evocative paintings are paired with the exotic Hawaiian plants that inspired them, creating a truly inspiring combination of art and science that we know you’ll just adore.

This exhibition is included with general admission.

A su llegada: New York Botanical Garden tickets are available with the New York City Explorer Pass®.

Brooklyn Book Festival

septiembre 10 - 17 , 2018
Brooklyn Borough Hall y en toda la ciudad

Crédito de la imagen: Julienne Schaer.

Crédito de la imagen: Julienne Schaer.

Enjoy panel discussions and readings from authors around the world at one of the city’s favorite bookish events. Find your next big read, your next author crush, or just reconnect with an old favorite.

Sunday, September 16th is the Festival Day and Literary Marketplace (pictured above). There are also author events throughout the city on various days, including heavy hitters like Martin Amis, Jennifer Egan, Eve L. Ewing, Justina Ireland, N.K. Jemisin, Tayari Jones, Malina Lo, Joseph O’Neill, and many more.

This is an ideal family event, with specialty kids’ readings and books as well. Children’s Day is September 15, held in the MetroTech Commons.

Getting In: Admission to the Brooklyn Book Festival is free.

Oktoberfest in NYC

Throughout October
Various locations

Crédito de la imagen: Filip Wolak

Crédito de la imagen: Filip Wolak

Oktoberfest isn’t just one festival – it’s an entire collection of events, beer halls, brewery tours, beer gardens, and so much more. You’ll find a wide variety of events all over the city, ranging from the kid-friendly to the adults-only.

Some of our favorites include Beer at the Pier (at Watermark bar) and Oktoberfest Night at Citi Field (a good family event).

Getting In: Admission to various Oktoberfest events are separately ticketed and is not included with the New York City Explorer Pass®. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit individual event websites.

Atlántico Antic

septiembre 23 , 2018
Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn

Wander through more than 500 food, craft, and beverage vendors as they take over one of Brooklyn’s busiest streets

You’ll also be treated to a diverse musical lineup and other great performance art, so it’s an all-around cultural fest. This year marks the 44th occurrence of this perennially popular event!

Entrando: La entrada a Atlantic Antic es gratuita.

Festival Medieval

September 30, 2018
Fort Tryon Park

Crédito de la imagen: Jakob K. Layman

Crédito de la imagen: Jakob K. Layman

Are you a lover of all things historical? Ever wish you could see a joust, or wear a suit of armor?

Immerse yourself in the all the fun parts of the Middle Ages (no black plague or bad dental hygiene here) with a visit to this free, kid-friendly event.

Gnaw on some turkey legs and sip some mead as you listen to minstrels serenade the masses.

Entrando: La entrada al Festival Medieval es gratuita.

Columbus Day Parade

October 8, 2018
5th Ave.

Image credit: Marielle Solan

Image credit: Marielle Solan

Marvel at tens of thousands of marchers who gather together to commemorate Columbus’s landing in the Americas. It’s also a celebration of Italian heritage, which you know NYC is pretty good at.

This parade has a smaller scale than something like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, so it’s a good opportunity to enjoy festive NYC without the crazy crowds.

Entrando: La entrada al Desfile del Día de Colón es gratuita.

A Few Other Suggestion for Things to do in New York this Fall

New York Attractions

  • Hop aboard a fall foliage cruise on the Hudson River.
  • Later in the season, check out one of New York’s famed ice rinks like the one in Rockefeller Plaza.
  • Visit the Queens County Farm Museum for all sorts of seasonal fun like pumpkin picking and corn-maze exploring.
  • Animar a los corredores en la famosa ciudad de Nueva York maratón.

Let’s Recap

So there you have it – scads of exciting and festive things to do in New York in the fall in 2018. From parades to festivals and bike rides to cruises, whatever you do you’re bound to have fun.

And remember, you can save on combined admission on many of these popular attractions, tours, and more with the New York City Explorer Pass®.

Please note, some of the Fall events taking place mentioned in this post may be separately ticketed and not included with the Explorer Pass.

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