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Things to do in New York City this fall with kids

Our guide to fall activities for kids and families, including free festivals, apple picking orchards and other things to do in New York City in autumn.

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Fall's crisp weather may mean an end to summer fun, but it also means the city is abuzz with tons of new events for little New Yorkers. Our guide will help you find the best things to do in New York City this fall, and it'll also give your kids a reason to rock their favorite sweaters. Be sure to visit new exhibits from NYC museums, check out our fall festival and fair list and scoot off to the best local orchards for apple picking. While you're at it, don't forget to enjoy New York's unbeatable fall foliage.

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Best fall foliage in NYC

New York Botanical Garden

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice
  1. Bronx River Pkwy, (at Fordham Rd), 10458
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Prospect Park

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  • Free
  1. Prospect Park West to Flatbush Ave, (between Prospect Park Southwest and Ocean Ave)
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  1. Broadway, (at 242nd St)
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Central Park

  • Critics choice
  • Free
  1. 59th St to 110th St, (between Fifth and Eighth Aves)
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