New York is indeed delightful at any time of the year. But come November, and the city simply turns riveting with a slew of exciting things to do and see. From captivating fall foliage in the historic Hudson Valley to thrilling ice skating at Rockefeller Centre and fun-filled shopping at Fashion Designer Sample Sales, New York packs in enough attractions for travellers of all ages and interests. To top it all, the city hosts numerous events and festivals that turn the atmosphere all the more enthralling.
Enjoy Hudson Valley Fall Foliage
While New York brims with many beautiful parks and valleys, nothing comes close to Hudson Valley when the fall foliage peaks in early November. About an hour’s drive from NYC, the valley is designated as a National Heritage Area and comes alive during fall foliage. A cruise through Hudson River is probably the best way to enjoy the beauty and historical charm of the region.
Ice Skating at Rockefeller Centre
Love ice skating? November is one of the best times to visit New York. In late November, after a good snowfall, Rockefeller Centre becomes a Mecca for ice-skating and other winter sports. Just make sure to book your tickets in advance, as the rinks at Rockefeller Centre are often crowded with tourists and locals alike. Other popular spots to enjoy skating in NYC are Lasker and Wollman rinks in Central Park, and Citi Pond in Bryant Park.
Shopping All Day Long
Shopaholics are in for a superb treat, as November is the time when New York hosts many shopping events, with Fashion Designer Sample Sales being the most prominent one. From clothing and footwear to gifts and household items, you can get almost everything at hefty discounts. Although all major malls and markets turn eclectic, some not-to-miss places are Fifth Avenue, the Broadway, Times Square, and Madison Square.
New York City Helicopter Tour
November in New York is pleasantly cool and perfect for an exciting helicopter tour over the city. Take in the fascinating views of NYC skyline and other major tourist attractions such as Statue of Liberty, World Trade Centre, Ellis Island and more. There are many companies that arrange helicopter tours over New York City. Liberty Helicopter Tours and Manhattan Helicopter Tours are two of the popular ones. Book early to get a good deal!