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...
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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...
3 girls shopping
Shopping Shopping in Boston and Cambridge is an event in itself, and there's plenty to...
Night Club people  lights
Nightlife If you enjoy a lively night-on-the-town or simply sitting cozy at a piano bar -...
outdoor enthusiast cycling
Trip Ideas Check out these sample itineraries to help guide your visit to Boston and beyond.

Upcoming Events

Sting & Shaggy: The 44/867 Tour
Sep 25
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Artists for Humanity Open Studio
Sep 26
Every month, the AFH celebrate the hard work of their talented teens with the...
Boston Latino International Film Festival
Sep 27 - 30
Since its inception in 2001, the Boston Latino International Film Festival has been...
Samuel Adams After Hours: Red Seat IPA Bottle Release
Sep 27
At historic Fenway Park, a single red seat stands out amongst a sea of green. This...
The Bridge Trio
Sep 27
The Bridge Trio, consisting of Conun Pappas, Max Moran, and Joe Dyson, are a...
BSO & Boston Pop's Free Concert
Sep 30
On Sunday, September 30, at 3 p.m., the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Boston...
Hozier
Oct 1
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Nicki Minaj & Future's Nickihndrxx Tour
Oct 4
Tickets for this event will go on sale: Friday, June 15, 2018 at 10AM. NEW YORK, NY...
Boston Occupied: The Redcoats are Coming...Again!
Oct 6 - 7
In October of 1768 the British government sent troops to Boston to help Governor...
T.S. Monk
Oct 6
After earning a reputation in school as a rabble-rouser, and graduating, the young...
Oktoberfest and Honk! Parade
Oct 7
The Harvard Square Business Association is pleased to announce the return of the...
TD Garden Presents: Maroon 5
Oct 7
Red Pill Blues is the sixth studio album by American pop rock band Maroon 5. It was...
Boston 10K for Women
Oct 8
Join thousands of runners, joggers, walkers and spectators of all ages and athletic...
Christina Aguilera: The Liberation Tour
Oct 8
Grammy Award-winning superstar and pop icon Christina Aguilera will take the Boch...
Fall Open House
Oct 8
Enjoy free admission and special events at the MFA’s annual Fall Open House—and the...
HUBweek
Oct 8 - 14
Every year, innovators from all around the world and from every industry flock to...
Alan Cumming: Legal Immigrant
Oct 11
Alan Cumming seems to be up for anything. Well known for his Tony Award-winning...
Jason Moran and the Bandwagon
Oct 12
“Moran is like no other pianist at work. His improvisations are dynamic, eruptive,...
Local Craft Spirits Festival
Oct 12
Back by popular demand, Sustainable Business Network's Local Craft Spirits Festival...
Boston Book Festival
Oct 13
Celebrating the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire,...

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