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 make 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 started, take a look below at our top 5 favorite things to do in autumn.

Our Favorite Fall Manhattan Attractions:

1) The Met Cloisters
Owned by the Metropolitan Museum, The Cloisters is not your typical popular museum. Boasting majestic gardens and a calm atmosphere, its distinctive location within Fort Tyron Park separates it from the rest of the Upper West Side’s bustling setting. 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 a 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:
September: 8:00am – 7:00pm
October: 8:00am – 6:00pm
November – February: 8:00am – 5:00pm

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 to be 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 and relax in the nice fall weather with your delicious treats.
167 West 74th St., Phone: 212-874-6080

4) Hudson River Greenway
Head outdoors and enjoy the cooler weather with a scenic bike ride along the west side of Manhattan. The Hudson River Greenway stretches from Battery Park in downtown Manhattan all the way up to the George Washington Bridge. Whether you want to bike the whole thing or just a small section, riding the Hudson River Greenway is one of the best ways to experience New York in the fall. On your way up or down the trail, stop by the Boat Basin Cafe on West 79th Street for a quick bite, drinks, and amazing views of the Hudson.
W 79th Street, Phone: 212-496-5542

5) Shows at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
Staying at The Newton Hotel means being centrally-located to one of the best performing art centers in New York, Lincoln Center. 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 Bohème, playing from October 2 to March 10.
10 Lincoln Center Plaza, Phone: 212-875-5456