New York is an exciting place any time of year, but the ideal time to visit is fall. Following the relatively slow summer months, the cultural calendar swiftly kicks into high gear with film festivals, Broadway openings, and more, while the trees in Central Park turn to beautiful shades of orange. It's not just the city that's worth a visit in autumn--vineyards on Long Island and Hudson Valley towns will also be at their most picturesque in the coming months. Whether you're a local or a visitor, and whether you're drawn by the high-powered glitz of Fashion Week or the classical offerings at Carnegie Hall, you'll find something to get excited about on our definitive list of things to do in New York this fall.
by Abbey Chase and Michael Alan Connelly
Michael Alan Connelly is the Editor of Fodors.com. Follow him on Twitter: @malanconnelly.