50 Things We Can't Wait to Do with NJ Kids This Fall

 What’s not to love about fall? The cool autumn air, brilliantly colored leaves, apples, pumpkins, Halloween... the list goes on and on. Once fall begins, I always find that my calendar is bursting with activities, from pumpkin picking to harvest festivals and everything Halloween. Get outside and take advantage of all of the fall fun our Garden State has to offer. Here are 50 fabulous fall activities to enjoy with your family.

Looking for more? Check out our NJ Fall Fun Guide, which we'll continue to update throughout the season.

Stowe, Vermont with Kids: 30 Fun Things to Do in Stowe, Vermont

Stowe, Vermont is a haven for kids and families looking for outdoor adventures whether the mountains are blanketed with groomed snow for skiing, summer wildflowers for camping and hiking, or fall foliage. 

The mountainside village—arguably the prettiest in the Green Mountain State—is home to Mount Mansfield, Vermont's highest peak, where much of the activity is centered. From hiking, biking, and zip-lining in the summer and fall to skiing, snowshoeing, and skating in winter and early spring, Stowe, Vermont is a year-round destination. You'll also find Stowe hotels eager to cater to families, such as the Stowe Mountain Resort, the Lodge at Spruce Peak (formerly Stowe Mountain Lodge), and the Trapp Family Lodge (of Sound of Music fame).

Read on for some of our favorite things to do with kids when we're lucky enough to find ourselves in "the Aspen of the East." 

Fall Bucket List: 38 Things We Can't Wait to do This Fall in Houston

It’s almost fall, y’all! The fall season is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of everything the Houston area has to offer. This fall, several unique events are coming to town, including the Brick Fest Live LEGO Experience. There’s also no shortage of more traditional fall fare, like festivals and pumpkin patches, to enjoy as the cooler temperatures (hopefully) start to roll in. Here are our top picks for family fun this fall.

September GoList: Best Things To Do with LA and OC Kids This Month

September is bitter-sweet. The relief of having back all those hours in the day is tinged with the loss of long, balmy summer evenings without homework or lunches to prepare. And who among us is ready to hear the word "Halloween"? No, better to look to the September weekends as an opportunity to pretend that summer is still with us. Luckily the weather and the SoCal fun generally cooperate! Read on for the best of September in LA, Ventura, and OC. We'll keep adding to our calendar daily and sending our weekly newsletter in time for each weekend, but here's your chance to plan ahead for these September favorites.

September GoList: Best Things To Do with Connecticut Kids this Month

September brings with it apple pickingfall festivals, hayrides, and many more excuses to get the kids outside to enjoy the gorgeous early fall weather in Connecticut. Our event calendar is a wonderful resource full of ideas for outings, many of which are free or inexpensive. Some September highlights include the Blues &Views Festival in Westport, and for seafood lovers, the Annual Oyster Festival in Norwalk. 

Here you'll find our very top picks of fun things to do with kids in Connecticut this September. Click through to the full listing so that you can add your favorites to your calendar. Be sure to sign up for our FREE newsletters so you can get all our CT picks delivered to your inbox. Have a fun September!

September GoList: Best Things to Do With Houston Kids This Month

September: A month of transition. From summer to fall, from lazy summer days to hectic school schedules. It's the perfect time to spend more weekend hours at your favorite farmers' market. This is also the last month to experience Candytopia, an out-of-this-world candy museum, and the incredible Sonic Playground at Discovery Green.

For things to do every day of the week, check out our event calendar, and if you haven't already signed up for our free newsletter (where you'll receive our recent posts and things to do each weekend), subscribe now! Read on for the best events and activities going on this month around Houston.

Best Things to Do With NYC Kids: September GoList

Just because the kids are heading back to school doesn't mean the fun has to stop. In fact, September is one of the best months for FREE outdoor fun. There are a slew of alfresco festivals for families, including Brooklyn's biggest street fair, Atlantic Antic, the perfect-for-preschoolers West Side County Fair, and farm fun at the Queens County Fair, including the return of the Amazing Maize Maze, NYC's only corn maze.

Other September highlights include fun on the water with the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition, Bay Ridge's costume-filled Ragamuffin Parade, and the annual Kids Fest at Madison Square Park. It's also the last chance to take a dip at one of NYC's FREE outdoor public pools and beaches, many of which are staying open through Sunday, September 8.

Plus, tickets go on sale September 3 for the Hudson Valley's best Halloween activity, the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze. (If you want to see Blaze, it is best to get your tickets now.) Read on for our 12 favorite things to do with kids in September in NYC, many of which are FREE.

September GoList: The Best Things to Do With Kids in Westchester

Though September signals the closing of beaches and pools and the end of summer, there are so many scheduled events this month in Westchester and the Hudson Valley, it's hard to feel down about it! With fall festivals, film festivals, and non-festivals, the events this month are plentiful.

Though Halloween might seem a ways off, trust us: You don’t want to delay snagging your tickets to The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze, which go on sale to the general public September 3 (a moment’s delay, and you’ll wind up with a date closer to Thanksgiving). And the New York Renaissance Faire, which runs through early October, is worthy of a reminder after being featured in our August GoList, as is CORNucopia, which bridges August and September.

Beyond these, there are many reasons to keep tabs on our Event Calendar this month, where you’ll find activities that celebrate Labor Day, the return to school, Grandparents Day, and the start of autumn, among other occasions. Stay in the know with our newsletters and check back frequently for updates.

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