Fun Things to Do in NYC in November

Fun Things to Do in NYC in November
New York City may be known for its skyscrapers and bustling lifestyle, but there is more to this expansive city than meets the eye. November is the heart of the autumn season, and New York's trees burst into the beautiful hues of a North Eastern fall. Spend the month of November exploring the parts of New York City that aren't made of concrete and steel.

ING New York City Marathon

While running 26 miles and 385 yards may not be everyone's idea of a vacation, the New York City Marathon is a highly anticipated event for runners worldwide, both experienced and novice. The route crosses through five bridges to bring you in and out of all five boroughs that comprise the Big Apple. The starting line is in Staten Island, and the finish line is in iconic Central Park. Whether you run it for charity or for personal accomplishment, this marathon is among the most anticipated long-distance annual running events in the world.

Nature Tours

Don't be fooled by the concrete jungle; New York City is known for more than just it's steel and stone exterior. Nearly 14 percent of New York City is under the stewardship of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and a fair amount of that is green space. NYC parks are not limited to that famous centrally located one you see in the movies, you can also explore the beauty of Fort Tryon Park in Uptown Manhattan with extensive garden tours, or take fall foliage tours of the wooded Crocheron Park in Queens. No matter what time of year it is, there is an opportunity to explore the beautiful and extensive parks of New York City.

Street Fairs

The ubiquitous New York City street fair is a tradition for both native New Yorkers and visitors. Fall brings a whole slew of autumn street fairs at various times throughout November. The Sixth Avenue Autumn Fair is a well-known annual event. While these fairs do not necessarily represent their neighborhood, they offer access to local artists, food vendors and retailers you might otherwise miss. If you only go to pick up a plate of fried dough, the headache of closed streets and detours will be worth it.

Article Written By Anne Marie LeFevre

Anne Marie LeFevre has been a freelance writer since 2009 and works full-time as a copy editor in New York. She has been published in "Vox" magazine and the "Missourian" in Columbia, Mo. LeFevre holds a Bachelor of Magazine Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism.

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