Fall Bucket List

Fall in New York City is one of the most beautiful things to experience. As the season fast approaches us, I’ve come up with a bucket list of things to do during my favorite season!

Little Italy Food Tour

Little Italy is a mecca for food as you could obviously guess by the neighborhood’s name. If you’ve never walked through before, I would advise starting around sunset and into the evening. As the lights turn glow on Mulberry St the energy booms. From pizza to canolis, pasta and gelato, everything you could imagine waits for you in Little Italy. You could do a formal tour, or do it on your own. I’m more of a DIY kind of person when it comes to food tours because in my experience I’m too full 1/3 of the way through and can’t enjoy the rest. Plus, you can share with the other members of your group, that way you can try more things!

Rosé Mansion

Sure, you hear Rosé and you think SUMMERTIME, but a great rosé is actually drinkable year round. So if you have missed the extravaganza that is Rosé Mansion, never fear, it’s open through November, and even getting a bit mystical for the spooky season! Expect lots of tricks and treats as you make your way through.

Moulin Rouge on Broadway

I cannot say enough great things about Moulin Rouge. It absolutely blew me away. I was smiling from ear to ear, aside from the sad moments, the entire performance, and no it was not because of the double Tito’s I was drinking! The show is pure magic. From the sets to costumes, dancing to the 70 song playlist, it will be sure to knock your socks off, which is obviously the intention for all patrons of the Moulin Rouge. My recommendation is to sit in the Orchestra or front few rows of the Mezzanine. The Al Hirschfield is a small theatre so there really can’t be a bad seat, but you do NOT want to miss a second of this dancing!

Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze

Every year the Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze returns to Hudson Valley. It may seem childish, but it’s for all ages and there is alcohol! Take a day trip via Metro North to Croton-on-Hudson and explore the masterpieces. Tickets are on sale now and the experience is open on weekends September 20-November 30.

Adirondack Train Ride

Ah, Fall Foliage. One of the most spectacular natural phenomenons if you ask me. I love driving the back roads and seeing the leaves change from their beautiful green hues into vibrant reds, oranges, and yellows before saying goodbye for the season. If you want a really unique way to do it, check out Amtrak’s Adirondack route and spend some time in the Dome car. The route runs from NYC through Hudson Valley and up to Montreal, so don’t forget your passport! The trip takes 10 hours and the route runs daily.

Day trip to New Haven, CT

Football, Fall, and Pizza. Welcome to New Haven, home of the Yale Bulldogs, birthplace of the White Clam Pizza. Head to Frank Pepe’s Pizzeria to try the pizza, and then later in the day test out the competition Sally’s Apizza. Visit Yale’s campus for a tour and to explore their museums which are said to be among the best in the country. Wind your day down at Owl Shop for a cocktail and a cigar and feel like you’re in the men’s lounge on the Titanic.

Enjoy Harvest on Long Island

Long Island is home to some of the East Coast’s best wineries. Harvest season has begun and it’s an exciting time to stop by the wineries to experience all of the action. Wölffer Estate is having their annual Harvest Party on October 12, from 12- 4:30pm and is an affair for all ages! There will be live music, great food options, barrel rolling, and you guessed – GRAPE STOMPING!

Catch Playoff baseball in the Bronx

The Yankees will be heading to the post-season and we can cross our fingers that it leads to a World Series game at Yankee Stadium. Keep your eyes peeled and your wallets full for when the time comes. It’s been 10 years since the Yankees have played in or won a World Series game so it would be an awesome experience to be part of!

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