There is truly no bad time of year to visit New York City. October, however, can be a beautiful month for travelers heading to the Big Apple. The weather is just starting to cool down, providing the perfect climate for outdoor exploration and sightseeing. Plus, there is no end to the great events taking place in New York in October 2018. Anyone planning a trip to NYC this October should consider getting there by bus. Taking the bus to New York City is typically more affordable, more relaxing and there are no concerns about expensive parking. Book a bus ticket, enjoy the ride and start planning the ultimate trip to New York City in October 2018.
New York Comic Con: October 4th – 7th, 2018
Comic Con is one of the biggest cultural events of the year, and it will take over New York City for four days this October. Held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Hell’s Kitchen, New York Comic Con is a celebration of all things nerdy and pop culture. One of the most exciting things to do at Comic Con is just admire all the incredible costumes worn by visitors. Anyone planning to attend should consider putting together their own cosplay outfit. Also fun are the panels, parties, lectures and signings where attendees can meet their favorite actors, artists, directors and more.
Open House New York: October 12th – 14th, 2018
Anyone who loves architecture knows that New York City is a capital of design. Unfortunately, some of the most interesting spaces in the city aren’t usually open to the public. For three days in October, that changes thanks to Open House New York. OHNY is the only time each year that visitors and locals alike can peek into some truly hidden spaces. Although most entrances are completely free, it is important to sign up in advance. Reservations are required for most open houses, and attendees will need to stick with guides and follow all rules for the tour.
New York Taste: October 22nd, 2018
New York Magazine holds a culinary event each year known as New York Taste. For one evening only, experience the culinary genius of more than 40 celebrated chefs and mixologists from NYC’s finest. The event is held in the iconic Waterfront Building in Manhattan, and it gives people the chance to watch chefs in action, talk to them and try new culinary delights in a fun, casual setting. There are set ticket prices, and all food and drink will be included once attendees arrive. Upgrade to a VIP ticket for an extra hour of tastings and talks before the general public arrive.
Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla: October 28th, 2018
It is hard to imagine a better place to celebrate Halloween than in Central Park, New York City. Although many of the events are geared toward adults and nightlife, the Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla is a wonderful, slightly spooky event that is suitable for the whole family. The Halloween Pumpkin Flotilla is a completely free event that includes pumpkin carving, spooky stories read by candlelight, a costume parade and Halloween crafts for all ages. The highlight of the evening is the flotilla itself, when illuminated pumpkins float along the Harlem Meer and bring the spirit of Halloween to life.
Village Halloween Parade: October 31st, 2018
For 45 years, Greenwich Village has served as the hub for Halloween festivities. This year is no different thanks to the Village Halloween Parade. More than 50,000 people show up to take over the neighborhood, as witches, ghouls and more princesses than imaginable. Each year there is also a theme to help guide costume choices, and 2018 is the year of the robot. There are dancers, live music and of course the seemingly never-ending parade that anyone can join. To get a true sense for New York City’s epic nightlife, the Village Halloween Parade is a must-do event.
To make your trip easier and more enjoyable, take the bus to New York City with Martz. There a number of bus routes available from cities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, allowing travelers to enjoy the ride and soak in the sights from the road. That leaves more time to focus on which of these incredible events to attend in New York City in October 2018.