Fall is finally coming up and I am really excited to enjoy all the great things that come with this season. This is the most colorful, cultural and rich season in the city! Take advantage of the perfect weather and go for a walk. Here are some suggestions of places to go:
1. Walk The Highline
The Highline is one of the most beautiful places in the city and you can enjoy it all year-long, but a walk in the Highline during Fall is very inspiring. There are several entrances and you can make the walk as long as you want. If exiting the path in Chelsea, you can also check some art galleries in the neighborhood and grab some coffee in one of the local cafés.
2. Experience the Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park
The Medieval Festival is a great event near the Cloisters Museum. The park becomes a medieval market village with storytellers, knights, peasants and celtic dancers dressed in medieval style. Walk around and watch artisans from the old era create their craft, or have some medieval food available for sale. There's even a Joust between knights in armor on horseback! Come dressed medieval style if you like.
3. Visit Central Park
Central Park is one of the most visited parks in the city and one of the best places to spend time and take pictures during Fall. This time of the year is still warm enough to plan a romantic picnic or simply sit down in a bench with a book and appreciate the landscape. The Fall foliage is just stunning, specially in October and early November.
4. Green Market on Union Square
This market is a great place to spend a couple of hours shopping or just checking the great products from upstate farmers. You can buy organic produce and delicious pies, honey, wine and cheese they sell. Many artists also use the space to showcase their work and eventually you can also see people protesting against something or simply holding Free Hug signs!
5. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge
Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge is a fantastic way of getting some exercise and enjoy a terrific view of downtown Manhattan, Brooklyn and even the Statue of Liberty. You don't have to walk the entire bridge, but if you do, reward yourself with a delicious and famous slice of pizza at Grimaldi's, by the water front.