5 Outdoor NYC Activities for the Fall

(NYC Trend) – As summer slowly turns to fall, we still very much live in a COVID-19 world. While some restrictions are being lifted, others such as gathering indoors remain in place. Typically, NYC is an ideal place to spend a fall Saturday afternoon. However, we are unsure how many of your normal spots will be open and welcoming visitors.

It would be a shame to avoid NYC and not enjoy everything fall has to offer. Instead, similar to the way you planned for summer, you can find ways to enjoy the most famous city in the world out in the open. Today, we are going to provide you with five fun and exciting outdoor NYC base activities for you to enjoy in the fall of 2020.

#1 – Explore Governors Island

Location: Governors Island New York, NY 11231

When it comes to NYC, shopping malls and Broadway shows get all the attention. People often forget or are unaware of the various activities to do on Governor’s Island, which is a simple ferry ride from lower Manhattan. The island is sprawling with open land for you to play sports, take a walk or enjoy a pleasant picnic. If you have children, be sure to bring along sports equipment and fun games for them to enjoy throughout the day.

#2 – Stroll The Brooklyn Bridge

Location: Brooklyn Bridge, New York, NY 10038

When you think about NYC bridges, you may be inclined to remember the time you were stuck in traffic or inconvenienced by roadwork. However, the Brooklyn Bridge is much more than just a vehicle to transport you to and from the city. It includes a well maintained and very popular pedestrian walkway to take a nice stroll on a beautiful day. Not only will you be getting your steps in and burning a ton of calories, you also get to enjoy the view of the ocean and the NYC skyline.

#3 – Walk The High Line

Location: The West Side New York, NY 10011

Unlike the first two destinations on our list, our next one has been around for only a little over ten years. Located on the West Side of Manhattan, the High Line has become an incredibly popular public park built on a historic freight train line. It is described as a hybrid public space where people can experience things like nature, art, and design. Before you visit be sure to reserve a free timed-entry pass which are issued on a first come, first serve basis.

#4 – Visit Central Park

Location: Between North 110th Street to Central Park South (59th Street), and from Central Park West (8th Avenue) to 5th Ave
Central Park has been a NYC staple for decades. However, with NYC always expanding to offer fresh forms of food, shopping, and entertainment, you can sometimes forget it exists. Even if you do remember it, you are often inclined to spend your time doing something new and fresh. Since current pandemic has cancelled or at least altered many of your normal plans, you can take this time to visit Central Park and remember why you enjoyed it so much in the first place.

#5 – Support Local Restaurants

Location: Various Outdoor Eating Locations

As of publication, indoor eating is still banned at NYC based restaurants. Even when restrictions begin to be lifted, eateries will only be able to operate at a limited capacity. However, you should not give up on eating out altogether. Local restaurants are still very much counting on your patronage to stay afloat during the uncertain, colder months ahead. We suggest exploring outdoor eating options in your area throughout the coming weeks and months.


Even during these difficult times, we can still find things to enjoy in the greatest city in the world. As you begin looking towards fall, plan to make a trip out to New York City and enjoy the various outdoor activities it has to offer. Just remember to wear your mask, stay socially distant, and keep an open and adventurous mindset!

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