Our Favorite Fall Activities near Times Square Attractions

The Makings of a Fun Fall Adventure in Midtown NYC

With so many things happening this fall near The Pearl Hotel, a premier destination among hotels in Midtown NYC, it can be slightly daunting on how to best spend your time in New York. Luckily we’ve got you covered with our fall guide on what’s happening around the best Midtown Manhattan and Times Square attractions. Midtown NYC offers an abundance of fun activities for you, your friends, and the entire family due to its central location to Broadway, Bryant Park and other exciting neighborhoods, so take a look at our top five picks below on what to do during your stay at The Pearl Hotel.


Top 5 Picks near Times Square Attractions this Fall:

Madame Tussauds New York

Visit your favorite celebrities, actors, and sports heroes at Madame Tussauds New York in Times Square. These lifelike wax figures are a hit among visitors and locals alike. Take a selfie with New York symbols Derek Jeter, Frank Sinatra, Lady Gaga, and Carmelo Anthony, and be amazed by how closely they resemble the real deal.

Broadway Week

Broadway's upcoming fall 2017 season brings excitement to theater fans with the revival of Cats, the end of Groundhog Day, continuous love for Hamilton and Dear Evan Hanson, as well as the premiere of the Spongebob Squarepants musical and an eight-week Bruce Springsteen residency. Take advantage of Broadway Week, which takes place this year from Monday, September 4th through Sunday, September 17th. You and a friend can get 2-for-1 tickets for as low as $40 per seat. This iconic Midtown excursion is a great way to explore the best of NYC culture.

Rockefeller Center & Tree Lighting

There’s always some to do at the Rockefeller Center. This 22-acre NYC landmark, boasting commercial stores, unique restaurants and open space, is home to a variety of NYC attractions, including the annual Christmas tree lighting, ice-skating rink, and NBC World Headquarters. Fall welcomes many popular activities, including the much recommended Top of the Rock Observation Deck, which features 360-degree city views 70 flights up. In November, The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time of the season. Witness the beginning of Christmastime in New York among other fun activities.

55th New York Film Festival

The benefits of staying in hotels near Lincoln Center is the opportunity to attend the annual New York Film Festival. Be the first to see some of the best in world cinema at the renowned NYC festival, taking place from September 28th to October 15th. Notable features this year include Richard Linklater's Last Flag Flying, Woody Allen's Wonder Wheel, and a new documentary about Steven Spielberg.

Bryant Park Fall Fun

The Pearl Hotel is only two avenues away from Bryant Park. What makes this park different among other NYC parks is that it boasts nearby architectural marvels, a calming atmosphere, and outdoor activities for locals and visitors alike. With picnics on the lawn every Friday through October and the introduction of the Bryant Park Ice Rink and the famous Winter Village in early November, there's always something uniquely autumnal to do in Bryant Park.