Consider it an excuse to add some extra padding for the winter. Fun food and drink events around New York City are discounting rates this fall, the perfect time to get out and about while temperatures are still mild.
Here are some of Travelzoo’s top picks for strolling and sampling:
On this decadent walking tour, stop at some of New York’s top chocolatiers and sample their creations. Stops include Kee’s Chocolate and MarieBelle’s, where visitors will try a shot of the Aztec hot chocolate, which Fodor’s calls “startlingly rich.” The 90-minute tour is discounted to $29 per person, regularly $80.
Foodie walking tour
Food on Foot Tours is one of New York’s top-rated activities, with a 5-star average from more than 1,700 TripAdvisor reviewers. Pick from a variety of the company’s food tours with a deal for $25 per person, regularly $59. Options include the East Village Variety and the World Famous Sweet Tooth Tour, a 3.5-hour dessert extravaganza through Manhattan. Guests purchase their own food and can expect to spend about $15-$20 over the course of the tour and eat the equivalent of a large meal. Book by Wednesday for the discounted rate.
Hamptons wine country tour
Be whisked out of the city for a wine getaway during this tour, which picks up from three different locations in Long Island and Manhattan. Tour-goers will be served breakfast on the luxury bus, which is outfitted with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, individual power outlets, reclining leather seats and a lounge area with snacks. The tour stops for tastings at vineyards such as Pindar Vineyards and Duck Walk Vineyards. Then sit back and listen to live music over a glass of wine at Baiting Hollow Farm Vineyard before the drive back.