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...
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

MicroChefs: An Evening for Curious Adults
Jul 19
Wine, beer, sake, coffee, kombucha, yogurt, cheese, chocolate. Discover how our...
Shakespeare on the Common: Richard III
Jul 19 - Aug 5
Shakespeare’s searing drama chronicles the ruthless ascension of a king and the...
Free Fun Friday at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Jul 20
Enjoy free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston on July 20! Free Fun Fridays...
Revere Beach International Sand-Sculpting Festival
Jul 20 - 22
The 2018 International Sand Sculpting Festival will take place from July 20 - 22 ....
Jul 20
Lead singer of The Old 97’s Rhett Miller will be performing songs from his most...
11th Annual Caliente! Latin Music Festival
Jul 21
Caliente! returns to City Hall for its 11th year, celebrating Latin music, art, and...
Festival Betances
Jul 21 - 22
A staple in New England’s summer events scene, this 2-day long celebration of...
Fresh Ink's 6th Annual Mad Dash
Jul 21
Fresh Ink Theatre presents the sixth annual Mad Dash: A Theatrical Event in 24...
Summer Concerts at Georges Island
Jul 21 - Aug 18
On select Saturdays in July and August, take a ferry ride out to beautiful Georges...
British Car Show Series
Jul 22
Come check out the British Car Show Series at Faneuil Hall this Sunday, July 22nd!...
Jul 25
Punch Brothers are the quintet of mandolinist Chris Thile, guitarist Chris Eldridge,...
4th Annual Arts on the Green
Jul 26
Soak up the summer and stroll the Art Walk of artists showcasing and selling their...
In the Yard: Swinging Summer Nights Concert Series with Jose Soto
Jul 26
Join Boston National Historical Park this summer for our Swinging Summer Nights...
Free Fun Friday at Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood
Jul 27
Enjoy free admission to the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Tanglewood on July 27! The...
Free Fun Friday at Commonwealth Shakespeare Company
Jul 27
Enjoy free admission to the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company on July 27! Pre-show...
Free Fun Friday at Isabella Stewart Garner Museum
Jul 27
Enjoy free admission to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on July 27! Free Fun...
TD Garden Presents: Arctic Monkeys
Jul 27
Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of...
Cambridge Jazz Festival
Jul 29
The Cambridge Jazz Festival was born through the combined talents and efforts of...
Kahulanui - Hawaii’s King of Swing
Jul 31
Grammy nominated Hawaiian Swing band, Kahulanui, is the leading exponent in the new...
Free Fun Friday at Franklin Park Zoo
Aug 3
Enjoy free admission to the Franklin Park Zoo on August 3! Free Fun Fridays was...

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...
Free Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Production of Richard III
Jul 18 - Aug 5
Come see the Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Richard III for free! The...
Save up to 50% off theatre, music, dance, and comedy
Jan 22 - Dec 31
BosTix Deals! Save up to 50% off year-round on Greater Boston’s best theatre, music,...
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...
Best of Boston Trolley Tour - 20% Off
Jul 1 - Sep 9
See the "Best of Boston" on the Beantown Trolley. Enjoy an uninterrupted, fully...
10% Off Take Out Orders
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...