5 Fall Activities That Are Far From #Basic

It’s that time again where beach days and sultry summer nights are traded in for mulled wine and chunky sweaters. With the change of weather, there’s a renewed energy infused in the city — all the more reason to experience NYC’s fall season from a new perspective. Why not ditch the #basic fall routines of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and upstate apple picking. Instead, here are a few TTS picks for turning a new leaf this season!

5 FALL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE NOT #BASIC

Photo Cred: Camp Rockaway

Put your surfboards in storage and hit the beach with Camp Rockaway. This fall, Fort Tilden will transform into luxurious campgrounds only a subway ride away. Located only 350 yards from the ocean, enjoy the rustic outdoors fused with modern amenities. Tents are furnished with Casper mattresses, Brooklinen sheets, and solar-powered cell phone chargers (so you can keep your Instagram grid fresh!). If you’re feeling a bit more adventurous, there is a “BYOT” option where you can reserve a space and bring your own tent. Reservations are open through November 6th.

Location: Fort Tilden

Hours: Sept. 22 – Nov. 6, 2017 (Subject to availability)

5 FALL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE NOT #BASIC

Photo Cred: Wassail

Ciders have had a resurgence in the past year. We at TTS are glad to find a new method of hitting our apple a day quota! Check out Wassail in the Lower East Side where there are TWELVE different ciders on tap and over 100 more bottled varieties offered from all over the world. Be sure to leave room for dinner, this spot makes a serious burger!

Location: 162 Orchard Street

Hours: Monday: Closed; Tuesday–Thursday: 5pm – 11pm; Friday: 5pm–2am; Saturday: 4pm–1am; Sunday: Closed

(Dinner: 5:30pm-10pm)

5 FALL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE NOT #BASIC

Photo Cred: Dreamland Roller Disco

It may not be quite the time for ice skating in Central Park but Dreamland Roller Disco is the place to get some good practice in. The roller rink hosts themed discos every Friday; spinning Michael Jackson and ’90s hits all night long. Pull out your neon everything and vintage tees for some throwback vibes.

Location: 171 East Dr, Brooklyn, NY

Hours: Every Friday 7:30pm-10:30pm

5 FALL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE NOT #BASIC

Photo Cred: SOJO Spa Club

Days are getting shorter and the stress of holiday season is creeping around the corner. Perhaps it is time to take that mental health day already! SOJO Spa Club is the perfect place for a little R&R, a day pass will give you access to seven pools (one of which is a water slide!), five different sauna rooms, and a restaurant. Spending a day here will make you ready for just about anything life throws at you.

Location: 660 River Rd, Edgewater, NJ

*There are complimentary daily shuttles running from 3 NY Ferry Stations (Midtown, Wall Street, and World Financial)*

Hours: 9am – 12am Daily

5 FALL ACTIVITIES THAT ARE NOT #BASIC

Photo Cred: Instagram @JRuby70

Viewing the fall foliage in Central Park can give even the most jaded New Yorker a little pep in their step. Elevate the annual stroll and take it to the Highline. Even though you’ve probably been here with your family this past summer, the Highline is a must-visit during this time of year to get a glimpse of the city and view the leaves change. Grab a coffee from the High Line Hotel’s Intelligentsia’s coffee shop to help fully embody the spirit of fall. 

Location: Meatpacking – Hudson Yards (Various access points)

Hours: 7am – 10pm Daily

Written by Michelle Morgan

Featured image by Vivienne Gucwa

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