Fall in Boston

Fall Festivals

Food festivals, pumpkin pageants, Oktoberfests and more, fall in Boston is a celebratory occasion for all.  The city’s autumnal flair will create colorful and memorable moments. 

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

Hamilton
Nov 14 - 18
With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail,...
Remember Abigail
Nov 14, 2018 - Nov 30, 2019
Abigail Adams captured the hearts of succeeding generations when she urged her...
The Dark Side of Boston Tour
Nov 16 - 17
Get off the Freedom Trail and explore the darker side of Boston! This original...
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...
Historic Pub Crawl
Nov 20
Revolutionary ideas may have come from speeches at Faneuil Hall or a meeting of the...
BECOMING: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama at TD Garden
Nov 24
IN A LIFE filled with meaning and accomplishment, Michelle Obama has emerged as one...

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, the City of Boston will host a Victory Parade  to celebrate the Red Sox' World Series win.

Catch a Game

Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls
Nov 14
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Fenway Park Tours "America's Most Beloved Ballpark"
Nov 14
"America's Most Beloved Ballpark" is uniquely nestled in the city of Boston. Fenway...
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...
Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Nov 30
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Boston Celtics vs Cleveland Cavaliers
Nov 30
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Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings
Dec 1
The Boston Bruins take on the Detroit Red Wings. The puck drops at 7 p.m. on...
New England Patriots VS Minnesota Vikings
Dec 2
The New England Patriots take on the Minnesota Vikings in week 13 action at Gillette...
Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks
Dec 6
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Boston Celtics vs New York Knicks
Dec 6
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Boston Bruins vs. Toronto Maple Leafs
Dec 8
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Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans
Dec 10
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Boston Celtics vs New Orleans Pelicans
Dec 10
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Boston Bruins vs. Arizona Coyotes
Dec 11
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Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks
Dec 14
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Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks
Dec 14
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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.

More Things To Do

Concord Bridge in Autumn
Beyond Boston As a port city in a historic region, Boston provides easy access to a number of day...
Eataly Italian Food Market
Foodies Boston is a world-class culinary destination.  Foodies will enjoy succulent...
beer-samadams
Craft Beer & Breweries Boston has emerged as a bodacious beer haven: beer gardens, taproom and brewery...
sports and recreation
Sports & Recreation Boston offers a wide array of recreational opportunities  for everyone
outdoor enthusiast cycling
Trip Ideas Check out these sample itineraries to help guide your visit to Boston and beyond.
Illuminus Light Festival
Free Things to Do Boston offers an abundance of free activities for everyone.
Museum of Fine Arts
Museums & Attractions Our museums are renowned! Our attractions are fun and dynamic!  View great...

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...
Save up to 50% off theatre, music, dance, and comedy
Jan 22 - Dec 31
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20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston
Jan 18, 2018 - Dec 31, 2019
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10% Off Take Out Orders
May 6 - Dec 31
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Up to 55% Off Boston Attractions
Feb 8 - Dec 31
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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...
$5 Tuesdays at Showplace ICON Theatres
Jul 3 - Dec 25
$5 Tuesdays on all movies (when purchased via our website or app), all guests, all...