Fall in Boston

Boston is at its most beautiful in the fall. As the leaves turn, Boston's parks put on an unforgettable show, complementing the historic architecture.

A walk along the city's Freedom Trail now doubles as a foliage tour. It's a great time to visit Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace, as the crowds thin out, but the weather is still pleasant. On a cooler day, take a stroll through the gorgeous indoor courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.

For sports fans, the New England Patriots kick off the football season at Gillette Stadium and the Red Sox put their bats away til next April and their return to Fenway.

No other region of the country displays fall's colors like New England. A trip north of Boston to Kittery, Maine, will make for a dazzling show-and provide plenty of great shopping opportunities at the Kittery Outlets. The Cape in the fall is made for romantics.

That's fall in Boston. Come see the season in all its glory.

Fall Weather

 Monthly Avg  High Avg Low Avg   Precipitation
 September  73°  57°  3.5"
 October  62°  46°  3.8"
 November  58°  38°  4"

Temperatures are Fahrenheit

What to Wear:
Bostonians dress smartly and simply. It can be unpredictably hot in early fall and quite cold late in the season. Be prepared for anything.

Day: If you're touring, wear comfy sneakers or sandals for walking. A light to heavy jacket is a good idea later in the season. Most tourist venues don't have dress codes, but check to be sure.

Evening: Consider your agenda; the theater tends to be dressier and some upscale restaurants require jackets. Nights are generally cool to cold.

Things to Do

Art Culture Isabella Stewart
Museums & Attractions Our museums are renowned! Our attractions are fun and dynamic!  View great...
Freedom trail tours Otis grave
Sightseeing, Tours & Trails City trolley tours, fall foliage tours, brew pub tours, sports tours, harbor tours,...
Joyful Noise at Sanders Theatre
Performing Arts & Entertainment Boston's cultural calendar is seemingly infinite. Mellow jazz clubs, rock...
Multicultural Collage
Cross Cultural Boston Explore cross cultural events, festivals, exhibitions, sightseeing trails and...
Blue Admit one tickets
Save on Attractions While visiting Boston, consider one of the attraction passes that offer discounts...
Illuminus Light Festival
Free Things to Do Boston offers an abundance of free activities for everyone.
Joyful Noise at Sanders Theatre
Calendar of Events The full calendar of events in Boston include sporting events, festivals, holiday...
sports and recreation
Sports & Recreation Boston offers a wide array of recreational opportunities  for everyone
Foxboro MA Gillette Stadium
Professional Sports Boston IS Titletown.  Each of our storied franchises has won a championship in...
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Shopping Shopping in Boston and Cambridge is an event in itself, and there's plenty to...
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Nightlife If you enjoy a lively night-on-the-town or simply sitting cozy at a piano bar -...
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Trip Ideas Check out these sample itineraries to help guide your visit to Boston and beyond.

Upcoming Events

Dine Out Boston Auction 2018
Aug 20 - 22
The Dine Out Boston Auction August 2018 is now open. The auction will run from...
Concerts in the Courtyard: Liz Vice
Aug 22
Liz Vice finds your heartstrings and weaves them into a gorgeous tapestry. Drawing...
Free Boston Landmarks Orchestra Concerts
Aug 22 - 29
Catch free concerts by Boston Landmarks Orchestra all summer long on Wednesday...
Santa Margherita Hosts Behind the Vine Tasting Experience in Boston
Aug 23
As part of its Behind the Vine tour, world-renowned Italian winery, Santa Margherita...
An Acoustic Evening With Sean Colvin
Aug 24
First show 8:00PM - 9:30PM, Meet and greet general admission $80 In an era when...
Free Fun Friday at Museum of African American History
Aug 24
Enjoy free admission to the Museum of African American History on August 24! Free...
Boston Jazz Fest
Aug 25
We welcome you to the 8th year of this FREE ground-breaking festival featuring the...
Iris Dement w/ opener Pieta Brown
Aug 25
It was by pure chance that Iris DeMent opened the book of Russian poetry sitting on...
Concerts in the Courtyard: Patty Larkin
Aug 29
Patty Larkin returns for her annual MFA concert. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear...
Free Fun Friday at USS Constitution Museum
Aug 31
Enjoy free admission to the USS Constitution Museum on August 31! Free Fun Fridays...
Pearl Jam at Fenway Park
Sep 2 - 4
American rock band, the band's line-up has consisted of Eddie Vedder , Mike McCready...
Boston Arts Festival
Sep 8
The Boston Arts Festival will take place Saturday, September 8 & Sunday,...
Cambridge Carnival
Sep 9
Cambridge's largest festival is held next to MIT and includes ethnic foods, 3...
80's Prom Benefit
Sep 15
Do you love the 80's? Come join us for this special event to benefit the Make-A-Wish...
Boston Local Food Festival
Sep 16
For one spectacular day each year, SBN transforms the Rose Kennedy Greenway and the...
Boston Occupied: The Redcoats are Coming...Again!
Oct 6
In October of 1768 the British government sent troops to Boston to help Governor...
Local Craft Spirits Festival
Oct 12
Back by popular demand, Sustainable Business Network's Local Craft Spirits Festival...

Great Deals

Discounted Parking in Boston's Theatre District
Jan 19, 2018 - Jan 31, 2019
Enjoy discounted parking rates at Motor Mart Garage or 200 Stuart Street when you...
Save up to 50% off theatre, music, dance, and comedy
Jan 22 - Dec 31
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Jul 30 - Nov 2
Apply the Promo Code SEATSFOREVERYONE at checkout for a discount on Red Sox Tickets....
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Jan 18, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine...
Best of Boston Trolley Tour - 20% Off
Jul 1 - Sep 9
See the "Best of Boston" on the Beantown Trolley. Enjoy an uninterrupted, fully...
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Aug 6 - Nov 2
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May 6 - Dec 31
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Feb 8 - Dec 31
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May 1 - Oct 31
Check out the BostonUSA ValuePASS for museum, attraction, restaurant, shopping deals...
Kids Eat Free at Longwood Grille
Apr 1, 2018 - Mar 31, 2019
Kids under 12 eat free when accompanied by an adult, with the order of a qualified...
Teacher Appreciation at Edaville
Jul 5 - Aug 30
Teachers, you can come to Edaville for FREE every Thursday in July & August with...
$75 Hotel Credit for Summer Stays
Jul 25 - Sep 13
Stay with us between June 15, 2018 and September 13, 2018 to receive a $75 hotel...