SpotHero Fall Picks: Our Top 7 Things to do in New York City this Fall

Fall has arrived in New York! SpotHero is here with just a few of our favorite activities to do as the leaves take on their orangey hue.

New York Film Festival

Dates: September 29 – October 15

Location: Film at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

Price: Ticket prices vary depending on the event. Full details and pricing here.

Details: This festival is back for its 61st year! With a full lineup of highly anticipated films, revivals of old favorites, talks with directors and industry insiders and much more. Tickets can go fast so be sure to plan ahead and check the schedule. Learn more about the festival lineup here.

The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze 

Dates: September 15- November 19

Locations: Van Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, & Old Bethpage Village Restoration, Old Bethpage, LI

Price: Varies depending on date and time, advanced tickets required. Learn more here.

Details: Get out of Manhattan for an experience like no other. Each year thousands of hand-carved pumpkins transform a historic landmark into a spectacular immersive family-friendly attraction set to music and timed lighting. Elaborate displays of years past include a carousel, the Statue of Liberty, and a T-Rex. You can learn more here.  

New York Comic Con

Dates: October 12-15, doors open 10 a.m.

Location: Javits Center, 655 W. 34th St.

Price: Tickets start at $28.25, learn more and purchase here.

Details: Join thousands of fellow fans for this four day event celebrating pop culture in all its forms. Check out art in artists alley, attend panels, talks and meet & greets, or just walk around and have fun with fellow attendees. Click here for full event details.

Enjoy the Changing Leaves in Central Park

Dates: Fall foliage begins in late September typically peaks mid-to-late October. 

Location: Various spots throughout Central Park

Price: Free!

Details: There’s no better way to kick off fall than taking in the fall colors on display in Central Park. You can click here for a guide to the best viewing spots or just spend a day wandering. There’s no way to go wrong.

Cheer your team or dance like nobody’s watching at Madison Square Garden

Dates: Madison Square Garden hosts events year-round!

Location: Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania Plaza

Price: Varies depending on the event, pricing and event listings here.

Details: Fall sports and events are here! Head out to Madison Square Garden for one of their many events. With basketball, hockey and numerous performers and other events on offer, there is truly something for everyone. You can see a full list of upcoming events here.

TCS New York City Marathon

Date: November 5, waves begin at 8 a.m.

Location: The Marathon starts in Staten Island and finishes in Central Park, course map available here.

Price: 2023 enrollment has closed, but the marathon is free to watch! You can find suggested viewing places here.

Details: Each year, the New York City Marathon takes over the city the first Sunday of November, and even if you aren’t a runner the enthusiasm is contagious! Find a spot to cheer on the runners or wait for friends at the finish line. Click here to learn more.

Head out of Town

If you’ve been hit with wanderlust we understand! If you’re headed out of town and need airport parking, SpotHero is here to help!




Happy fall!