When I moved to New York, my friends kept telling me that there’s only one thing to do in this city: get outside. But after living in Manhattan for a few months and exploring the surrounding boroughs, I realized there’s a lot more to do here than just go outside. There are museums and shows galore! So if you’re looking for something fun to do in New York this fall (and winter), look no further than this list of cool things to check out:
The High Line
The High Line is a public park on an abandoned elevated railway track. It was built in 1934 and abandoned in 1980, but has since been transformed into a 2.3 mile long park with gardens and art installations.
The High Line is located on the west side of Manhattan, just south of Chelsea Market at Gansevoort Street N/W (Fulton St), between 14th St & 34th St – 8th Ave./9th Ave./10th Ave. Get there by subway: C to 14th St – Eighth Avenue or A/C/E to 23rd Street – Eighth Avenue /L to 8th Ave /1 to Christopher St – Sheridan Square
Absolut Ice Bar
In the heart of Times Square, you will find ABSOLUT ICEBAR New York. The bar is open until 2am and features a fully functional ice sculpting studio, serving cocktails in glasses made out of ice and even an ice slide! Don’t worry if you get cold feet there is also an indoor area where you can enjoy your drink.
ABSOLUT ICEBAR New York is located at 225 West 46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue.
The cost to enter the bar ranges from $30-$60 but it does include one drink which you must have from a frozen glass. Reservations are highly recommended especially on weekends so book ahead here: https://www.absolutworldsxnyc2019/newyork/. You should wear warm clothing including gloves or mittens since there will be no heat inside the bar (unless you want your face smashed against some very hard surfaces). You may bring your own coat but chairs are provided with reservation only so make sure to check this site before heading out as well as dress code requirements on their website or app too!
Central Park Zoo
- Cost of entry: $10 (children under 11 are free)
- Hours of operation: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., daily, except for Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
- What to see at the zoo: You’ll find more than 1,000 animals at this zoo, including lemurs and red pandas. There’s also a children’s zoo section that kids love!
- How to get there: Take the C train or 1 train downtown to Columbus Circle, then walk north on Broadway until you reach W 65th Street. The Central Park Zoo is located across the street from Central Park West between W 67th Street and W 79th Street; once inside Central Park West (at W 65th Street), turn left onto West Drive South toward Conservatory Garden; keep going straight until you reach an entrance on your right side with an arched stone gatehouse by its side—that’s where you’ll go in order to enter the grounds!
If you’re looking for an easy way to spend an evening in New York, go see a Broadway show. There’s no better way to get swept up in the excitement of city life than by seeing one of these shows live on stage. The best Broadway shows are always big hits, so if your favorite isn’t listed here, it probably climbed its way into popularity after being featured on this list. Most of them are musicals (but not all), many are famous and some have been made into movies or TV series after their run on Broadway ended (for example “Hamilton”).
If you want to experience New York without leaving home then putting yourself in front of a screen can be just as good as going out there physically!
Governors Island is a magical place—a real crossroads between the city and nature in the middle of New York’s busy harbor.
It is a great place to unwind, recharge and rejuvenate. And it’s even better when you can do all that while surrounded by iconic works of art like the Rembrandt self-portrait.
The Bronx Zoo is a fantastic place to visit for the whole family, with more than 6,000 animals to see and hundreds of exhibits. It’s also the home of the largest collection of primates in North America, so if you love monkeys and apes, this zoo is definitely a must-see.
The Bronx River flows through its grounds and adds to its natural beauty—a nice contrast to many other zoos that are built in concrete jungles. It’s easy on your feet too: there are no hills or stairs here! This makes it perfect for strollers or wheelchairs alike; they’ve got plenty of ramps so everyone can enjoy their day out together at the park without feeling left out by disabilities or age issues. There’s even an area specifically designed for those with special needs called Wildlife Conservation Society Discovery Center where kids can learn about conservation efforts firsthand from experts who work there every day (and get to touch live animals too!).
There will be plenty going on at The Bronx Zoo from September through October 2019—including an exciting new exhibit featuring endangered Asian elephants called Elephant Trails opening on September 28th (so mark your calendars!).
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park is a waterfront park in Brooklyn, New York City. It is located on the East River and spans from Atlantic Avenue to Jay Street and from the Williamsburg Bridge to Borough Hall.
Brooklyn Bridge Park was designed by Gil Peñalosa, with help from several other designers, including James Corner Field Operations who designed the High Line in Manhattan. The park opened in 2010 and has become one of New York’s most popular public spaces. There are 1.3 miles of walkways through 478 acres (1.9 km2) of land. While much of it is not developed yet, there are already many attractions for visitors including:
- Pier 2 (now called Dumbo Landing), which includes an amusement park with roller coasters;
- Pier 6 which features extensive greenery and beautiful flowers;
- Nelson Rockefeller Park which contains gardens along with views of Manhattan; and
- And Mallard Island
Escape the Room NYC
Escape the Room NYC is a live action puzzle game where you and your team of 2-6 players are locked in a room with a mystery to solve. Using logic, teamwork, and communication you have 60 minutes to solve puzzles, find clues and crack codes in order to escape.
Eataly is a great place to go for a meal, but it’s also the perfect place to stop off for drinks or dessert. Located on the bottom floor of the Flatiron Building, you can find all sorts of great wines and beers here, along with delicious meals and snacks.
If you’re hungry for dinner but don’t want to cook at home, Eataly would be an excellent choice. They have every kind of food imaginable: pasta dishes from Italy; pizza from Naples; risotto from Venice; seafood from Greece; steak tartare from France; and cheese fondue from Switzerland—the list goes on! And if you’re in the mood for something sweet after dinner? Head over to their bakery section where they serve up decadent desserts like tiramisu cake or cannoli cookies!
MoMA PS1 is one of the most popular museums in New York, and for good reason. Located in Long Island City, MoMA PS1 hosts exhibitions from both established and emerging artists, as well as a large collection of contemporary art. Its outdoor sculpture garden features works by artists like Richard Serra and Maya Lin. The museum also hosts events like music performances, lectures, film screenings and more!
The museum is free to visit every day from Thursday to Monday (closed Tuesdays), so no matter what your budget looks like you can enjoy its wonders without breaking the bank! It has an on-site cafe serving breakfast items until 12pm daily as well as delicious lunches made with fresh ingredients purchased at local farmers’ markets. There is also a gift shop offering unique gifts sure to please anyone on your list this fall season!
MoMA PS1 is located within walking distance from two subway stops: Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Ave & Flushing Main Street Train Station.
We hope this article has inspired you to plan a trip to New York City. There are so many things for tourists to do, but we think these ten will give you a great start!