Fall Activities Near Our Upper West Side Hotel

Follow Our Guide for a Fulfilling Vacation at The Newton

One of our favorite seasons at The Newton is the fall. Located at the Upper West Side, we're surrounded by a number of iconic NYC attractions, allowing us to guide our guests through an extraordinary vacation, one that exemplifies the best of culinary, artistic and historical tastes. When you stay at our Upper West Side hotel, you're given the opportunity to explore the activities that makes this city one of the most diverse and vivacious in the world. Our concierge is happy to share with you great fall activities to do in the area. To get you started, take a look below at our top 5 favorite things to do in autumn. Prepare for a fulfilling stay at The Newton.

Our Favorite Fall Manhattan Attractions:

1) The Met Cloisters
Owned by the Metropolitan Museum, The Cloisters is not your typical popular museum. Its distinctive location within Fort Tyron Park separates them from the rest of the Upper West Side’s bustling setting, boasting beautiful, majestic gardens and a calm atmosphere. You’ll be amazed by the unique collections of medieval art, including paintings, sculptures, tapestries and altars. Make a day of it by checking out The Trie Café for delicious lunch under the covered arcades and walkway.
99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park, Phone: 212-923-3700

2) The Conservatory Garden in Central Park
The Central Park fall foliage is among the greatest sights to witness when visiting NYC in the fall. Take advantage of this once-a-year occasion by visiting the Conservatory Garden in Central Park. This six-acre garden, which is separated into three smaller gardens, representing Italian, French, and English styles, is a magnificent piece of land. Enjoyed by many as a setting for a leisurely stroll, it’s the perfect spot to take in the changing fall colors.
East Side from 104th-106th Streets. Enter at Fifth Avenue and 105th Street, or 106th Street gate inside the Park.

Conservatory Garden Hours:
November – February: 8:00am – 5:00pm
September: 8:00am – 7:00pm
October: 8:00am – 6:00pm

3) Levain Bakery Upper West Side
On your way to capture the fall foliage in Central Park, stop by the famous Levain Bakery. Their chocolate chip cookies are considered the best cookies ever – or at least in the Manhattan area. Why? They're significantly larger than most cookies and feature a crunchy outside with a chocolatey, gooey inside. Between baguettes, brioches and cookie gift boxes to bring home as a souvenir, the choices are endless on this sweet trip. Take a seat on a Central Park bench, relax in the nice fall weather and enjoy your treats.
167 West 74th St., Phone: 212-874-6080

4) Ghosts of New York Walking Tour
With Ghostbusters returning to theaters over the summer and Halloween just around the corner, there’s no better time to take Ghosts of New York Walking Tour: The Ghosts of the Upper West Side. This 90-minute tour uncovers the haunted history and mysterious locations found within of the Upper West Side neighborhood. The tour starts at the Ghostbusters building and ends at The Dakota, where Roman Polanski’s set his 1968 horror classic Rosemary’s Baby and was also the site of John Lennon’s assassination. This different perspective on the city is not to be missed.
55 Central Park West, between 65th and 66th Streets, opposite Central Park, Upper West Side

5) Shows at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Staying at The Newton, one of the most convenient Lincoln Center hotels, means being centrally-located to one of the best performing art centers in New York. For authentic Upper West Side cultural experiences, check out the variety of family, theater, music and dance shows available in the upcoming fall season. Need some inspiration? Catch the Metropolitan Opera’s production of La Boheme, playing from September 28 to January 14.
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Phone: 212-875-5456