10 Fall Things to Do in Manhattan

Photo Credit: Into the Gloss

Photo Credit: Into the Gloss

By: Becca Glasser-Baker

Autumn has finally reached the Big Apple, and we couldn’t be happier! There’s something magical about the leaves falling and changing color throughout the city. Plus, let’s be honest here, fall fashion is the best because you can wear basically anything you want! And if you’re looking for the perfect autumn-worthy Instagram pics, here are a few different things you around the city this season.

Dessert Goals Festival

If you love cute and insta-worthy desserts, this is the perfect event for you. This dessert festival is literally designed to be Instagrammable, plus the desserts are yummy too! This event takes place Oct. 13 +14 and 20+21.

The New York Coffee Festival

Yup, it’s exactly what it sounds like, a festival surrounding coffee! There’s a ton of fun events during this festival such as live latte art, a lab, and even a sensory experience. This event takes place Oct. 12-14.

Take a Ghost tour in NYC!

New York has a ton of haunted places, but we’re the most excited about this candlelit tour of the most haunted building all of New York City, Merchant's House Museum. This tour runs from Oct. 19-30.

Go, Apple Picking!

There are no apple orchards in Manhattan, you can always take a day trip with your friends, family or significant other to spots right outside the city. If you’re looking for orchards right near New York City, Check out this list!

Take a stroll through Central Park.

Central Park during the fall is super magical, and it’s the perfect opportunity to snap some cute photos for the gram’.

Get Lost in a Corn Maze!

Queens is home to New York City’s only Corn Maze! This is the perfect weekend activity for you, your roommates, friends and maybe even your S.S. The corn maze starts September 22nd through October 27th. P.S. they also have a pumpkin patch so you can do both in one day!

Go to a spooky haunted house!

New York City has a few haunted houses, but the one that stood out to us the most is the famous Blood Manor. This haunted house is opened from Oct. 5th through Nov. 3rd.

Check out New York City’s official Oktoberfest!

The Oktoberfest takes place right by the water, with a wonderful and picture worthy view of Brooklyn and the South Street Seaport. Did we mention that tickets to this event are 100% free? You do need to bring money with you to pay for beer and food though!

Explore an Art Installation!

There are always a ton of cool pop-ups throughout the city. We recommend checking out Candytopia and Color factory! Candytopia is a candy-themed pop-up and Color factory is a color-themed installation.  

Plan your own crawl.

Pub crawls are super popular but who says you have to do an alcohol-themed crawl, why not do a bagel or donut themed one throughout NYC? (I’ve done a dessert one).

Museum on a budget

If you’re on a budget and love museums, you’re in luck because every Friday at the Whitney Museum, it’s a pay as you wish night. So, you can explore this iconic museum for $1 and save your money for dinner before or after in the Chelsea area.


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