Best Time to Visit New York City

Since I live in Florida and a fall season is pretty much a bust, I love visiting New York City in October when the leaves are changing colors.  Walking down an old sidewalk with leaves crunching under my boots gives a good feel of fall.   I grew up in Minnesota where I experienced fall for the first 30 years of my life, but New York City in October/November is just the best.

Since I was just in the NY/NJ area , I wanted to share a few photos that I took around the area to showcase “Fall.”  The first night I was there, we walked through Hamilton Park in Jersey City.  Here are some pictures from that area.  These were just taken with my phone so excuse the lack of photography skills.

There were some beautiful colors in the park.

The next morning, we went into the city and strolled through Central Park after having brunch at Jacob’s Pickles.  Many people were enjoying the rowboats on the lake on such a beautiful day.

Central Park’s Bethesda Fountain is always one of my favorite places to visit.  It is probably the busiest, but most memorable part of the park.  There are always live musicians to listen to.

Under the bridge by the fountain, you can always find singers and tourists enjoying the beautiful tunnel.

I couldn’t resist taking a photo of the autumn leaves on the stairs.

Central Park Colors

Below – My daughter and her hubby walking down the old streets of Jersey City.

One thing that I always love on the old city streets is all the century-old ironwork and gates along the sidewalks.

It was Halloween time so many of the brownstones were decorated so cute!

If you want to experience a great time in the city, try this time of the year.  Get out of the tourist areas like Times Square and walk down the quaint areas of the city that make you feel like you’ve gone back to another time.

Until the next visit in December for the new baby, thanks for showing me a bit of Fall!

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