As far up as you can possibly go in Upper West Side lives The Cloisters, a dream for those obsessed with fall foliage.
Oh, and I guess there’s some medieval art and architecture there, too.
The museum and gardens is a branch of The Metropolitan Museum of Art with a suggested donation upon entry. It is located within Fort Tryon Park. The trek is a bit far, but it is a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.
The museum itself will take anyone an hour at most to see all that it has to offer. There are three garden squares surrounded by medieval columns and arches, which makes The Cloisters a very aesthetic place. After going through the museum a few times, I spent most of my time outside, admiring all the vivid colors and just taking a breath of fresh, unpolluted, crisp air.
If you find a few hours out of your weekend or during the weekday, I definitely recommend taking a nice break at The Cloisters and absorbing all that autumn has to offer before the bitter winter cold arrives. Dia:Beacon is also a nice location in upstate NY to visit during the fall if you have a day to spare.
Open 7 Days a Week
March–October: 10:00 a.m.–5:15 p.m.
November–February: 10:00 a.m.–4:45 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1
Fort Tryon Park
99 Margaret Corbin Dr
New York, NY 10040
A train, off 190th St, + 10 min walk