Many people dream of seeing Central Park in the fall - and rightly so. Strolling down the main mall with golden leaves floating through the air is magical. The autumn is my favorite time in New York City and it is a great time for any first time visitors to come. This year’s colors were at their best the first week of November and only stayed that way for a couple days. Timing a visit to align with peak colors can be difficult, however making a trip during the autumn can be worth it.
While Central Park is in most peoples’ mind when fall comes around, the city’s numerous other spaces change just as beautifully. The High Line, Washington Square Park, and West Village all get radiant transformations. Unremarkable streets can become breathtaking once the trees turn shades of amber, orange, and crimson. Exploring these locations in autumn can be unforgettable if visited at the right time.