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5 Fall-inspired NYC Team Outings

Posted by Lyssa Test on Oct 6, 2016 1:20:00 PM
Lyssa Test

Fall means color-changing leaves, sweater weather, and the return of the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte. Why not embrace autumn and plan one of these fall-inspired NYC team outings?

1. Go Apple Picking

Escape the city and spend a sunny afternoon picking your own apples at a local orchard. This team-friendly tradition comes hand-in-hand with other seasonal activities like pumpkin picking and racing through a corn maze. Just make sure you leave some time to grab cider, doughnuts and other goodies from the country store! Check out Harvest Moon Farm & Orchard, it’s a little over an hour car ride from the city.

Rather not make a trip out of the city? Check out Wassail in the Lower East Side. Its menu features apple-based cocktails and over 90 different types of hard cider. Too many to choose from? Try a cider flight!

Image of an apple orchard and a barrel of red apples

2. Attend a Sporting Event

Grab tickets to a game and cheer on your favorite local team. You can get to know your own team on a more personal level and bond over your love of sports. Don’t want to wait in line for overpriced hot dogs and beer? Hit up a sports bar like Tonic Times Square or Iron Bar & Lounge to watch the game.

Image of a crowded baseball stadium

3. Visit a Local Vineyard

Plan a trip to a local vineyard and schedule a tour and tasting. You can swirl and sip your way to becoming a wine connoisseur. Make sure to snag a bottle to take home so your team can impress their friends with their new wine expertise. Check out Brooklyn Winery - tours and a tasting experience are currently $35 - $10 off the standard price!

Image of wine glasses on wine barrels at a winery

4. Check out the Fall Foliage

For more active teams: grab some sturdy shoes, pack a water bottle and set off on a hiking adventure. Breakneck Ridge is a popular city escape with breathtaking views of the Hudson River and great foliage viewing. Certain parts of the trail are extremely strenuous, so come prepared to break a sweat! 

Want the views without the work? Plan a hot air balloon ride. Above the Clouds is about an hour and a half drive from the city and offers early morning and evening flights, weather permitting. Float over the Lower Hudson Valley and get a birdseye view of the changing leaves and beautiful scenery. Upon landing, you’ll have a champagne toast and be sent home with photos to commemorate your adventure!

Image of sunlight shining through fall leaves

5. Learn to Cook Fall Dishes

Sur la Table offers some fun, hands-on fall-inspired cooking classes. Here are just a few of the courses they offer: “Amazing Autumn Macarons,” “Fall Risotto Workshop,” "Autumn Pies & Tarts,” and “Delicious Fall Soups.” Have professional chefs show you and your team the tricks of the trade and create your own culinary masterpieces! Bon appetite!

Image of a hearty soup with bread

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So get out there with your team and enjoy everything fall has to offer!


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Topics: New York City, Corporate Events