VISITING NEW YORK CITY IN
One of the best times to visit New York City is in October. You've just
missed the hot, humid weather, and you've escaped the summer tourist
crowds. NYC weather in October means comfortable days and slightly colder
nights. You can get away with T-shirts during the 65F days.
What to expect
- Average Daytime Temperatures: 65 F (18C)
- Average Overnight Temperatures: 46 F (8C)
- Sunny or partly sunny days: 19
- Rainy days: 9-12, 3 with significant rainfall
What to wear
- Dress in layers and include a light jacket you can shed as the day warms
- pack a heavier coat for going out in the evenings
- sunglasses or umbrella – best to check in the morning on your weather app
- Wear comfortable walking shoes, closed toe shoes and water resistant if possible, you will be happy you did in the evening
NYC Prices in October
In October flights are generally cheaper, and hotel prices have fallen from
their peak summer prices, although a lot still depends on location.
Book your flights and accommodation in advance for best prices, midtown
& times square are the most popular choices, but there are plenty of
other options, especially in Brooklyn with convenient transport options to
Planning your trip is a key to a balanced budget, use free online resources
like our maps & guide or the itinerary tool, if you are going to visit
some iconic attractions, get a sightseeing pass, it will easily save you
50% on regular admission prices – see more
Getting around New York City
NYC is easy to navigate, but if you can't walk to your destination there are plenty of options
The quickest way to travel around, open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from
as low as $2.75 per ride, with stops usually every 8-10 blocks.
If the top taxi number is illuminated it's available, minimum metered fare
is $2.50, which increases 50 cents every fifth of a mile or every minute.
Hop on, Hop off Buses
These buses connect major attractions all over the city and provide many
photo opportunities, it's also a good way to catch a break or eat your
sandwich while still sightseeing.
Things to do in NYC in October
Check out the following list of ideas for fun things to do in New York in October:
1. Fall Foliage
One of the most beautiful strolls you can take in New York is a
walk in Central Park during the fall season. You'll witness the
beautiful foliage of trees in different shades of brown, red and
yellow. You'll also get to experience the fall against a perfect
backdrop: New York city's skyline.
2. The New York Food and Wine Festival
The New York Food and Wine Festival takes place in October, and it
is one of the best ways to sample the cuisine and wine that New
York has to offer. The festival is packed with literally hundreds
of events, so choose carefully. Some of the best highlights are
events at the Chelsea Market, the Oyster bash and the Rooftop Rosé
wine tasting at the Standard hotel.
3. NYC's architectural offerings
With the comfortable fall weather at its height, this is an ideal
time to stroll the city and visit New York City's architectural
offerings. Your list must include the Oculus building, which
replaced the building destroyed on 9/11. There is also the
gorgeous Solomon Guggenheim museum, the infamous Empire State
building and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you're a nature
lover, go beyond Manhattan and head to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens
or Wave Hill Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.
4. Picnic sports
If you're looking to enjoy New York City's skyline, head to the
Brooklyn Bridge Park with your lunch and picnic there. Other ideal
picnic spots are Astoria Park in Astoria, Queens, East River State
Park in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Madison Square Park in Manhattan.
Halloween in New York is simply a must-see. Prepared to be wowed
by the costumes in the Village Halloween Parade, which takes place
in the West Village at Sixth Avenue. Later on that evening, stay in
the West Village for dinner and drinks. Just watching passers-by
on the streets decked out in fancy costumes is a delight. Another
fun October event is the Columbus Day Parade. This is a huge event
which attracts over a million people. The parade stretches from the
Upper East Side down to Midtown, and it is filled with marching
bands, floats and musicians.
Rainy Day Options in NYC
Taking a Broadway show will chase away any rainy day blues during your visit to
New York City. It might not be possible to get last minute tickets to every show,
but you can find something a couple of hours before the show starts by visiting
the box office of the theatre. With every sightseeing pass purchased on this site
we offer a $40 credit voucher, valid for many of best NYC Broadways shows -
Your weather app says it’s going to be raining the whole day? Head over to one of
the best NYC Museums. Whether your interest is in art, science or city history,
there’s something for everyone in just about every neighbourhood. Pick from
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, American Museum of Natural History, Whitney Museum of American Art orMuseum of the City of New York.