5 Perfectly Fall Things To Do in NY

Autumn in New York, why does it seem so inviting? While we all miss the whimsy of summer, fall brings an energy and excitement to New York that's one of a kind. Here's a list of Simply Gum HQ's favorite fall things to do once the leaves start to change color. Put on your coziest sweater and enjoy these hidden gems before it gets unbearably cold.

    1. Enjoy the flowers while they last. Before we share the best spots to take in the fall foliage, don't forget that there are still some resilient flowers around the city! Try the Olmsted Flower Bed in Central Park, where violet Lily Turf and bright pink Phlox stick around until November.

    2. Once you've given a nod to the last few flowers of the year, stroll over to the Hallet Nature Sanctuary. The Sanctuary is fully open for the public for the first time since 1934, and it's home to one of the most stunning treetop views in the park.

    3. Not even the most cynical New Yorker could find a reason to dislike the Union Square Greenmarket. November is arguably the best time to enjoy the fall's bounty. We'd recommend trying a fresh apple cider donut from the Nemeth Orchard stand and bringing some fresh maple syrup home.

    4. Get bundled up and go to The Cloisters to see the medieval treasures. Once you've seen the collection and basked in the beauty of the courtyard, explore Fort Tyron Park, which surrounds the museum. On a clear day, you can get a picture perfect view of the Hudson.

    5. Watch the balloons get inflated the day before the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade. Anytime after 3pm, walk over to 77th and 81st Streets between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue to get a free behind the scenes tour of the world's largest parade.