Fall Weekends in New York City

Fall is a perfect time for a visit. Here’s a guide to the city’s great attractions, shops, and restaurants—plus a look at the best (and worst) ways to get there.
Fall Weekends in New York City
Photograph by Cameron Davidson/Corbis.

Seven Washingtonian staffers left our downtown DC office on a Friday afternoon and headed to New York City—going seven different ways. Their goal: meet for an 8 pm dinner in Manhattan. Here’s how long each trip took door-to-door and what it cost in money, time, and aggravation.

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Nine hot bars and restaurants serving everything from foie-gras-stuffed chicken to sublime pizza.

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More than a dozen terrific Big Apple attractions, from star-studded plays to little-known museums.

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Going to New York to shop? These nine places are favorites packed with cool, sometimes unique finds.

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This article appears in the September 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.

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Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Logan Circle.

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Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.

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