NYC is one of the most diverse places on Earth, entertaining people of all ages and cultures. Its many neighborhoods in all five boroughs are also enriched by the colorful festivities of fall. Catch events like the Village Halloween Parade, where anyone in costume is welcome to partake in an evening of spooky creativity; the TCS New York City Marathon, when runners from around the world come to race 26.2 miles through all five boroughs in a single day, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, in which giant balloons float past Midtown's skyscrapers. Whatever your interests or budget, you'll find diverse events, culture and excitement here.
Don't miss this year's new NYC sights. Among them: One World Observatory, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, with spectacular 360-degree views of the City; the expansive downtown home of the Whitney Museum of American Art (at the foot of the High Line), with more exhibit space to feature the best in American contemporary art; and the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, chronicling the world's migration to New York City.
Ready to shop? NYC fulfills many dreams with iconic flagships, luxury designer stores, unique finds and great savings. Visit NYC's museum shops citywide for fine reproductions or head to Brooklyn Flea for handmade crafts, antiques, collectibles, toys, artisanal foods and vintage clothes. For delicious meats, cheeses, fish and specialty items, savor true Italian fare in the family-owned shops along Arthur Avenue-the Little Italy of the Bronx. For the latest technology, check out B&H, the largest discount electronics store in the US, or step into newly opened Brookfield Place near One World Observatory. This high-end shopping/dining center features such stores as Gucci, Ferragamo, Hermès and even a Saks Fifth Avenue branch.
For more ideas about all there is to see and do in NYC this season, visit nycgo.com.