Fall in New York City: Take a Tour

September 23, 2019 9:37 am
  • When does fall start? Fall officially starts September 23rd, 2019.
  • There are exactly 12 hours of dark and 12 hours of light on this day. 
  • The word “fall” gradually overtook use of the word “autumn” in the U.S. in the 1600s, influenced by poetry and literature describing the “fall of the leaves”.
  • When does fall end? December 22, 2019, when the U.S. enters the winter solstice. 

The seasons may have changed, but that won’t stop New York from being one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. And with the crowds thinning out and weather cooling, this could be the best time see this iconic city. This list of New York City fall tours will make sure you see the best sights in town.

When visiting NYC in the fall, wrap up in a light knit and jacket and a scarf; pack an umbrella in case the skies open. Then grab a steaming coffee and kick through the leaves on an outdoor walking tour.

Fall Walking Tours

Central Park Sightseeing Walking Tour

Take an adventure through the United States’ 1st major landscaped park and discover 843 acres of beautiful scenery. The orange leaves falling from the trees make for a memorable 2-hour tour in Central Park.

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Greenwich Village Walking Tour

Explore the bohemian capital of New York City, Greenwich Village. You’ll get a chance to stroll through Washington Square Park and pass some of the city’s most interesting dining options. Why not find out what seasonal options they have on the menu?

High Line-Chelsea-Meatpacking Tour

Get a new view of New York City as you walk on the High Line, which is an elevated park/walkway stretching throughout Manhattan’s Midtown section. This walking tour also takes you to key areas in Chelsea, showcasing the history of the Meatpacking district.

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Fashion Windows Walking Tour

Tour the city in style as you venture to some of New York’s most famous and iconic storefronts. You’ll get a first-hand look at high-class fashion on 5th Avenue in the “Fashion Mecca of the Eastern Hemisphere”.

Perhaps you are interested in a bicycle tour. There are many bike tours as well as bicycle rentals that can give you a front-row seat to New York’s gorgeous fall scenery.

Fall Biking Tours

Central Park Sightseeing Bike Tours & Rentals

Similar to the walking tour, Central Park Sightseeing Bike Tour is a 2-hour excursion in New York City’s Central Park. This tour allows you to enjoy the outdoors and explore an iconic landmark. If you’re looking for the perfect spot to get a picture or two, head over to the area known as Pond at Central Park South between 5th & 6th Avenues. Gapstow Bridge there lights up with colors making it a favorite fall spot for photographers.

Hudson River Sightseeing Bike Rentals

Take your time enjoying the sights of New York City in the fall with a 24-hour bicycle rental. Experience picture-perfect autumnal landscapes and stunning undisturbed views across to Manhattan – the perfect photo taking opportunity. Experience Chinese dining and decorations in Chinatown at its best. And visit Time Square: one of the brightest and most popular areas in the world.

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Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals & Tours

Choose between a full-day bicycle rental and a 2-hour guided tour of Brooklyn Bridge with Blazing Saddles Bike Rentals & Tours. Indulge in the scenery of the city while riding to the Statue of Liberty, set against the gorgeous skylines of Brooklyn and Manhattan.

As you can see, there are many great opportunities for sightseeing in New York City during the Fall Season. Whether you prefer to tour the city by bike or on foot, the New York Pass makes it easy for you to visit your favorite destinations and plan out your itinerary. For more ideas on attractions and tours in New York City, click here and view a full list of tours offered on The New York Pass.

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