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Unmissable Tourist Attractions in New York City this November

October 23 2023

November is a great time to visit New York. After the start-of-fall rush and before the holiday season kicks off, November is the perfect time of year to make the most of the city that never sleeps. Offering a mix of holiday spirit, cultural events, and autumnal charm, there is something for the whole family to enjoy.

If you’re thinking of visiting the Big Apple this November, there is plenty to see and do before the festive season begins and takes over the city. While it’s a great time to visit, don’t forget to dress warmly and pack your umbrella.

Central Park

No fall trip to New York is complete without at least one trip to Central Park. Whether you’ve seen it once or a thousand times, Fall in Central Park simply never gets old, and November is your very last chance to see it. Don’t fancy walking around the park? Why not take advantage of the horse-drawn carriage rides and a hot coco from one of the park’s many vendors to warm up.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is the official start of the festive season in New York and across the country – if you are in the city over Thanksgiving, do not miss out on a once-in-a-lifetime event. Check out our top tips for making the most of the Thanksgiving Parade here.

The highline in New York. Wooden walkway through fall colored foliage, with buildings on either side and blue skies above

The High Line

If the weather holds, November is a great time to visit the popular High Line. The elevated park was built on an old railway line and offers unique viewpoints across the city. With the summer crowds gone and the holiday crowds not yet here – November is the perfect time to enjoy the park without crowds and experience a peaceful slice of city life.

Broadway Shows

While Broadway shows can be enjoyed year-round, they are the perfect way to escape any bad weather if you visit the city in November. In the runup to the holiday season, new productions are launched, ready for the festive crowds – and if you want to be the first in line for the new productions, there is no better time than November.

A fountain in Central Park with the fall colors in the foliage in the background, photo taken from inside a pavilion with three arched walkways out to the park and fountain.

See the Rockefeller Tree

While the lights aren’t lit until the very end of November, the tree is usually in place for decorating from about the middle of the month. If you want to see the iconic tree without the crowds and don’t mind missing out on seeing the lights, why not take a wander over to the Rockefeller Center? That said, if you are in New York at the end of November – don’t miss the switching on of the lights – one of the most important days on the city’s festive calendar.

In New York this November? The Hotel Beacon is located in the heart of the action – offering romantic hotel rooms for you and your partner and family-friendly suites for families.