Fall in Boston

Foliage

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.

Activities & Events

36th Annual Salem Haunted Happenings
Oct 22 - 31
A festive celebration of Halloween and fall in New England, more than 50,000 people...
Boston Asian American Film Festival
Oct 22 - 28
New England's Largest Asian American Film Festival The Boston Asian American Film...
Fall Foliage Spectacular!
Oct 22 - 28
Experience the gently rolling New England countryside awash with the colors of an...
Ghosts & Gravestones Tour
Oct 22 - Nov 5
Ghosts and Gravestones is a 90-minute spine-tingling “frightseeing tour” on a...
Hamilton
Oct 22 - Nov 18
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail,...
Pirate Harbor Cruise
Oct 22 - 31
Massachusetts Bay Lines provides people a once in a lifetime opportunity to tour...
Pumpkin Carvin' Party at Loretta's Last Call
Oct 22
Get crafty with friends for our favorite annual event of the season... our Pumpkin...
The Pilgrim's Path: Plimoth Plantation Tour
Oct 22 - 26
History comes alive in Plymouth, America's Hometown. Experience Plimoth Plantation,...
Autumn on the Cape
Oct 23 - 25
Autumn is a special time in Cape Cod. Summer’s warmth still lingers, yet the...
Cryptic Stories: A Guided Tour
Oct 23 - 25
Looking for a spooky good time this October? Love history, Halloween, and hearing...
Historic Pub Crawl
Oct 23
Revolutionary ideas may have come from speeches at Faneuil Hall or a meeting of the...
World Series 2018 Game 1
Oct 23
World Series 2018 Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers at Fenway Park Tuesday,...
Autumn Night at Wright Tavern with John Holl
Oct 24
This may be the best time in the history of humankind to be a beer drinker. America...
World Series 2018 Game 2
Oct 24
World Series 2018 Game 2 Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Fenway Park...
Boo Bash at Battleship Cove
Oct 25
Trick-or-treat aboard the historic naval vessels at Battleship Cove on Thursday,...
Boston Public Market's Third Annual Harvest Party
Oct 25
Come share an evening with the Boston Public Market community! Proceeds support the...
Dorchester Short Film Festival
Oct 25
Celebrate an evening of world renowned, award winning short films! The DORCHESTER...
Freedom Trail® After Dark: Lantern Tours
Oct 25 - 27
The official Freedom Trail Lantern Tour offers a first of its kind experience in...
Hop Culture Presents: Spooky Brews Boston
Oct 26
Greetings boys and ghouls! Hop Culture is coming to Boston for a spooky scary...
Not So Spooky Halloween at Edaville
Oct 26 - 28
Edaville's annual "Not So Spooky Halloween," children's trick or treating event...
4th Annual Halloween Thriller
Oct 27
As it does every year, the annual Halloween Thriller is coming to the Hard Rock in...
8th Annual Dia de los Muertos Block Party
Oct 27
Calling all Calaveras and friends!!! Join us at the factory on Saturday, October...
Epic Halloween 2018
Oct 27
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Halloween Pajama Brunch
Oct 27
We know you went out last night... and we won't judge you if you show up in last...
Halloween Pet Parade
Oct 27
Join us on Saturday, October 27 in the West End for our annual Halloween Pet Parade...
Howl-O-Ween Costume Party
Oct 27
WHAT: Show off your favorite four-legged friend’s spooktacular costume at the...
New England Harvest Feast
Oct 27
Take a savory journey into the past. An evening of entertainment and hospitality...
The Dark Side of Boston Tour
Oct 27 - Nov 17
Get off the Freedom Trail and explore the darker side of Boston! This original...
Tricks and Treats at the Waterworks: A Spooky Science Carnival
Oct 27
Join us for a ghoulishly good time! Learn the science behind some mind-blowing magic...
Zoo Howl
Oct 27 - 28
Children throughout New England are invited to trick-or-treat among the animals at...
Halloween Puppy Patio Brunch at Loretta's Last Call
Oct 28
CALLIN' ALL DOG OWNERS: What are you dressin' your furry friend up as for Halloween...
Sleepy Hollow-een Tour
Oct 28
Join us for this special Halloween event! Take a tour through historic Sleepy Hollow...
SoWa Spooktacular
Oct 28
Join us for the final SoWa Open Market of the season, and SoWa’s annual Halloween...
Beacon Hill with a BOO!
Oct 31
Join Boston By Foot for our most popular event of the year! For 30 years, this tour...
Black Pearl Halloween Cruise
Oct 31
VIP Nightlife & Boston Nightlife Presents… Pier Pressure™ Black Pearl Halloween...
Halloween Pumpkin Painting Party
Oct 31
YES... we're painting pumpkins, but you don't have to be artsy to #besocial with us...
Harpoon Halloween Party 2018
Oct 31
Join us for a Halloween party at the Harpoon Beer Hall! Get creative and win big in...
Fleetmac Wood Presents: Rhiannon’s Revenge, A Halloween Disco
Nov 1 - 2
Please note: this show is 21+ with valid ID. . Opening acts and set times are...
James Beard Foundation's Taste America
Nov 1 - 3
The James Beard Foundation (JBF) announced the cities and dates for its sixth annual...
32nd Annual Boston Christmas Festival
Nov 2 - 4
Jumpstart your holiday shopping at this annual, award-winning show! The Boston...
Illumnius
Nov 2 - 3
ILLUMINUS is a free nighttime festival where Boston’s artists, designers,...
3rd Annual Wachusett Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Nov 4
3rd Annual Food Truck Festival presented by the Food Truck Festivals of America....
Veterans Day Cruise
Nov 10
Honor veterans and active military with a special cruise highlighting the military...
Boston Jewish Film Festival
Nov 11
Our Mission The Boston Jewish Film Festival celebrates the richness of the Jewish...
Fenway Hurling Classic
Nov 18
The popular Irish sport of hurling will return to Fenway Park with a four-team...
Harvard Crimson vs. Yale Bulldogs at Fenway Park
Nov 18
Harvard Crimson vs. Yale Bulldogs Celebrate the 2nd oldest college sports rivalry at...

Check out the full Calendar of Events

Sports

Boston’s unparalleled sports scene swings into full gear every fall, from the famous Head of the Charles Regatta, to the return of the PatsBruins, and Celtics.  And this year, if we’re lucky, the Red Sox pennant race will bring postseason glory to the Fens.

Catch a Game

Boston Celtics vs Orlando Magic
Oct 22
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Fenway Park Tours "America's Most Beloved Ballpark"
Oct 22
"America's Most Beloved Ballpark" is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. Fenway...
World Series 2018 Game 1
Oct 23
World Series 2018 Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers at Fenway Park Tuesday,...
World Series 2018 Game 2
Oct 24
World Series 2018 Game 2 Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Dodgers @ Fenway Park...
Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Oct 25
The Boston Bruins take on the Philadelphia Flyers. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on...
Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens
Oct 27
The Boston Bruins take on the Montreal Canadiens. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on...
Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks
Nov 1
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Boston Celtics vs Milwaukee Bucks
Nov 1
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New England Patriots VS Green Bay Packers
Nov 4
The New England Patriots take on the Green Bay Packers in week 9 action at Gillette...
Boston Bruins vs. Dallas Stars
Nov 5
The Boston Bruins take on the Dallas Stars. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on Monday,...
Boston Bruins vs. Vancouver Canucks
Nov 8
The Boston Bruins take on the Vancouver Canucks. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on...
Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Nov 10
The Boston Bruins take on the Toronto Maple Leafs. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on...
Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls
Nov 14
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Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls
Nov 14
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Boston Celtics vs Toronto Raptors
Nov 16
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Boston Celtics vs Utah Jazz
Nov 17
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Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks
Nov 21
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Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks
Nov 21
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Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins
Nov 23
The Boston Bruins take on the Pittsburgh Penguins. The puck drops at 7:30 p.m. on...
Boston Bruins vs. New York Islanders
Nov 29
The Boston Bruins take on the New York Islanders. The puck drops at 7:00 p.m. on...

Beyond Boston

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.

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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.

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...
Red Sox Tickets - Promo Code Discount
Jul 30 - Nov 2
Apply the Promo Code SEATSFOREVERYONE at checkout for a discount on Red Sox Tickets....
Save up to 50% off theatre, music, dance, and comedy
Jan 22 - Dec 31
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Concert & Theatre Tickets - Promo Code Discount
Aug 6 - Nov 2
Apply the Promo Code SEATSFOREVERYONE at checkout for a discount on concert, theatre...
20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston
Jan 18, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine...
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