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Fall for Boston

Bring on Fall

Cooler and crisper temperatures means more energy to enjoy the many things to do, see and experience in Boston! The city’s autumnal flair will create colorful and memorable moments. 

Fall Highlights

 

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.

Explore the Outdoors

Get outside in Boston, one of America’s great walking cities where the historic port, beautiful waterways, elaborate bike paths and networks of urban green space invite you to have fun outdoors.  

Take the quick ferry ride out to the Boston Harbor Islands or run and bike along the Charles River Esplanade or stroll along the Boston HarborWalk to take in views of Boston Harbor and the diverse neighborhoods that border the sea.

Explore the great outdoors and enjoying recreational activities throughout the city in places like the Rose Kennedy Greenway, Lawn on D, Arnold Arboretum, and the parkways of the Emerald Necklace.

Citywide

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Sports & Recreation

This fall promises to be one of the best ever for sports fans; New England Patriots return to Gillette Stadium, the previously postponed world-renowned Boston Marathon will run on October 11, The Laver Cup will take place September 24-26 and the Head of the Charles Regatta happens on October 23-24.

Laver Cup

Sports fans worldwide keenly follow several major league sports teams from Massachusetts’ capital...

Boston Marathon 2021

Boston - The marathon that all other marathons are measured by. This isn’t only the world’s oldest,...

Head of the Charles Regatta

Since 1965, rowers have come from near and far to take part in the world’s largest Regatta. But the...

Fenway Bowl

The inaugural Fenway Bowl will take place on Wednesday, December 29, at 11 a.m. ET on ESPN....

Museums & Exhibitions

Boston museums offer a remarkable selection of exhibitions.

Boston Tea Party - Now Open

Good day, friends! The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum will reopen to the general public on...

Commonwealth Museum - Now Open

The Commonwealth Museum brings the story to life with state of the art interactive exhibits. Its...

Concord Museum - Now Open

Welcome to the Concord Museum! The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our highest...

Daniel Gordon on The Greenway

The Greenway Conservancy completed installing the first phase of the 2021 park-wide public art...

Free Public Art Project: Water 2021

DATMA’s free public art projects will examine the role of water within the histories, economies, and...

Institute of Contemporary Art - Now Open

The ICA is reopening March 20, 2021. The ICA is currently closed but we look forward to reopening to...

Institute of Contemporary Art: Eva LeWitt

The vibrant sculptures of New York–based artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985, Spoleto, Italy) transform...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Now Open

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will reopen to the public on Friday, February 5. To ensure a...

Museum of African American History - Now Open

Museum of African American History is ow open! The Museum is committed to providing a safe...

Museum of Fine Arts - Now Open

The MFA has reopened at a reduced capacity in the interest of prioritizing the health and safety of...

Museum of Science - Now Open

We reopen to the public Monday, February 8! We're working to ensure a safe and T-rex -cellent...

New England Aquarium - Now Open

The New England Aquarium will reopen on February 5, and we are so excited to welcome you back. On...

Newport Mansions - Now Open

The Breakers and The Elms are open again. The Breakers is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6...

Old South Meeting House & Old State House - Now Open

Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was a Congregational church and the largest gathering...

Peabody Essex Museum - Now Open

We have missed you! Over the past few months, the museum has stayed in touch with you by sharing...

Peabody Essex Museum: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692

The Salem witch trials threatened the very core of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony. The...

Plimoth Patuxet Outdoor Sites Open April 10

Plimoth Patuxet Museums will open on April 10 for the 2021 season! We hope you will plan a visit to...

Salem Witch Museum - Now Open

The Salem Witch Museum examines one of the most enduring and emotional events in American...

The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views

The Boston Camera Club this week announced The Focused Eye: Our Unique Views, an outdoor photography...

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum - Now Open

The JFK Library and Museum will begin Phase One of reopening starting July 3, 2021. Visiting hours...

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Now Open

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is open! We have taken all precautions to ensure your safety, as well...

USS Constitution Public Tours

USS Constitution is now open for public tours! We are open Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6...

Where the Questions Live

Where the Questions Live: An Exploration of Humans in Nature is a curiosity-driven, format-bending...

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

Jean-Michel Basquiat pioneered a groundbreaking visual language that confronted issues of racism,...

FUTUREFOOD: Eastie Edition

Come see this exhibition of community vision... FUTUREFOOD: Eastie Edition has three components: a...

ICA Free Thursday Night

The ICA is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 to 9 PM. Tickets for Free Thursday Nights...

SoWa First Friday

On the First Friday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops and showroomsof the SoWa Art +...

SoWa Second Sunday

On the Second Sunday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops and showroomsof the SoWa Art +...

Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition

In this exhibition, visitors of all ages discover a new way of reconnecting with the work of this...

Tours & Trails

Fun if by land, fun if by sea.  Enjoy both with Boston’s many diverse tours, trails and sails!  Fun if by land, fun if by sea.  Follow the Whale Trail, Walk the Freedom TrailBlack Heritage or Equality Trail. Take a harbor cruise or tour by foot, bicycle, trolley or "duck". Discover it all – your journey through Boston begins here!

Architecture Cruises

This 90-minute tour, hosted by Charles Riverboat Company, offers spectacular views of historic and...

Bay State Cruise: Provincetown Ferry

Enjoy the views of Boston's glorious skyline or the beautiful harbor islands from our ship's...

Boston by Little Feet

This child's-eye view of the Freedom Trail's architecture and history is especially designed for...

Boston Common Visitor Center - Now Open

The Boston Common Visitor Center is Now Open!! While visiting Boston, visit our Information Centers...

Boston Duck Tours - Now Open

Tours at our Prudential Center location start on Thursday, 4/1/21! Boston Duck Tours has 3 departure...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

Boston’s inner and outer harbors are awash in legend and lore. Not to mention beauty. On this fully...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: P-Town Ferry

The outer Cape is a natural treasure, where the dunes roll, the surf thunders, and rare birds share...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Salem Ferry

Salem is an experience unlike any other—colonial-era cobblestone lanes where Nathaniel Hawthorne...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Whale Watch

Set sail with us for the whale watch experience of a lifetime. Our destination: Stellwagen Bank...

Boston Harbor Sailing Cruises

Check Out Our Tall Ship Cruises! Our Boston cruises are operating at a 50% capacity for your safety...

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

Back by popular demand, Boston Lights will once again illuminate Franklin Park Zoo with all new...

Boston Pizza Tours

Boston Pizza Tours is OPEN! Our #NorthEndPizzaTour operates Daily at 11am, 2pm and 5pm at $49/pp....

Boston's LGBTQ Past

A gay and lesbian culture flourished in Boston, in private homes, the theatre, coffee houses, the...

City View Tour: The Best of Boston by Bike

This tour takes you through six different neighborhoods as we cycle past countless historical and...

Don Quijote Tours - Now Open

We are open! Operating in the New England and metropolitan area of Boston, since 1991, Don Quijote...

Experience the Freedom Trail Now

The Freedom Trail official historic sites, Freedom Trail Foundation, National Parks of Boston and...

Firelei Báez

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) will open the next season of the Watershed, its...

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide! Action Tour Guide provides self-guided audio tours;...

HARVARD SQUARE CAMBRIDGE CHOCOLATE TOUR

Calling all chocoholics! Let us romance your senses on a Harvard Square, Cambridge Chocolate Tour!...

Historic Tour of the Freedom Trail

Safely join a 90-minute walking tour of the Historic Freedom Trail! This tour will be covering the...

Foodie Fun

Boston is a world-class culinary destination.  Foodies will enjoy succulent seafood, scrumptious sweets, and ethnic enclaves with eclectic menus.  For the social foodie, shared plates and tapas options are aplenty.  Check out food halls such as the iconic Quincy Market or the newly opened Time Out Market.

B-Local App - Support Local Businesses

The B-Local app rewards residents and visitors for shopping at Boston's local businesses. Rewards...

Bleacher Bar - Now Open

Find us UnderTheBleachers with that burger and beer you’ve been dreaming about! We’ll be open...

Boston Pizza Tours

Boston Pizza Tours is OPEN! Our #NorthEndPizzaTour operates Daily at 11am, 2pm and 5pm at $49/pp....

City Winery on the Greenway -Now Open

City Winery on the Greenway (Boston's only outdoor wine garden) is open for the 2021 season! This...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

Indulge in the excitement of our stunning Boston casino. Immerse in the tranquility of our luxurious...

Enjoy Award-Winning Wine at Home

For a limited time only during the Covid-19 crisis, we have paired together 3, 6 and 12 bottle packs...

Food Trucks - The Rose Kennedy Greenway

There's no better sign of spring in Boston than our Greenway Food Truck Program! Many of our food...

HARVARD SQUARE CAMBRIDGE CHOCOLATE TOUR

Calling all chocoholics! Let us romance your senses on a Harvard Square, Cambridge Chocolate Tour!...

Joe's on Newbury at Home

Enjoy our chef made dinners in the comfort of your own home. Our new offerings include Taco Tuesday...

Lawn On D is back!

The 2021 season of The Lawn On D has begun! While we are still operating under COVID-19 regulations...

Night Shift Brewing Open For Beer To Go

You can now order beer online and pick up at our Night Shift Brewing Everett taproom. This is one of...

Over the Charles feature Jack’s Abby Craft Lagers

Beginning May 14, Over the Charles will be open on Thursday and Friday from 5:30PM to 11:00PM and...

Quincy Market - Now Open

Looking for a quick bite? Then head over to Quincy Market for a wide variety of foods and desserts....

Rosa Mexicano: Rosalita's Tacos

Our family packs are here, its about to go down! Our Family Packs of Burritos, Tacos and Quesadillas...

Samuel Adams Boston Taproom - Now Open

Welcome back to our rooftop! We're excited to welcome everyone back to beers and bar snacks on our...

Shop Black-Owned Businesses

Support Black-owned restaurants in the area. Check out highlights from this crowdsourced list below:...

Shop Latinx-owned Restaurants & Businesses

La Mamma Pizza, Pasta & More https://www.lamammaspizza.com/ (617) 783-1661 190A Brighton Ave...

Support Quincy Restaurants

Many Quincy restaurants are open for take out and delivery, along with indoor and outdoor dining. If...

Time Out Market - Now Open

Time Out Market Boston — the culinary and cultural hub at 401 Park in Fenway — reopens its doors on...

Charles River Farmers Market at the Charles Hotel

We bring to you only the best! You'll find the freshest produce, fruits, and vegetables, artisanal...

Lola 42's Winter Sushi Sundays

Winter Sushi Sundays at Lola 42 For those on a post-Christmas dining out or take out budget (or...

Central Square Farmers' Market

The Central Square Farmers’ Market is a lively outdoor farmers’ market in Cambridge, MA. The market...

A Taste of Ethnic Boston

Join us as we celebrate the reopening of our restaurants, our neighborhoods and our city! For the...

Copley Square Farmer's Market

Copley Square is one of the largest farmers markets in Massachusetts. As a key Boston tourist...

Enjoy Taco & Tequila Tuesday At Home

Featuring a New Taco & Tequila Pairing every Tuesday! Tacos also available a la carte for $5/ea....

Tuesday Date Night Menu at Bostonia Public House

Join us for Date Night! $75 per couple. includes a shared starter, one entree per guest, shared...

Summer Food Pop-Up Series

We will have a different food vendor popping up at Outdoors @ Harpoon every Thursday this summer, so...

Inn at Hastings Park Farm + Vine Dinner

Join the Inn at Hastings Park as they celebrate local farms and welcome back our popular Farm + Vine...

Dine Out Boston: Dining Out, Together Again

Dine Out Boston is brought to you by the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, providing...

Saint Anthony's Feast

We are excited to announce that the City of Boston has given the green light to hold the 2021 Saint...

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. Head south by car or rail to see Plimoth Plantation, and a replica ship, Mayflower II, based on the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620. Look west to visit to Lexington and Concord, charming colonial towns with rich literary and Revolutionary War Era history. Read our Beyond Boston blog.

Destination New Bedford

Discover New Bedford, a city with a vibrant working waterfront, history, museums, arts + culture,...

Destination Salem

Salem's Office of Tourism and Cultural Affairs dba Destination Salem, promotes Salem's museums,...

Newport Mansions - Preservation Society of Newport County

The Newport Mansions offer visitors a unique trip through America’s past. Audio tours at The...

Discover Quincy

Known as the City of Presidents, Quincy was home to U.S. Presidents John Adams & John Quincy Adams....

Plymouth County Convention & Visitors Bureau

1620 brought America’s most famous immigrants, the Pilgrims, to Plymouth. Their story continues...

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Plimoth Plantation - An America's Hometown adventure just minutes away from Cape Cod and Boston. Fun...

Discover Gloucester

Discover Gloucester promotes visitation to the highest port of Gloucester, Massachusetts and her...

Patriot Place

Adjacent to Foxborough’s Gillette Stadium — home to the New England Patriots and the New England...

Kittery Outlets

Less than an hour north of Boston, the Kittery Outlets extend for a mile with famous brand name...

Inn at Hastings Park

The Inn at Hastings Park is a boutique inn located in Lexington, Massachusetts, just 15 miles from...

Salem Waterfront Hotel & Suites

Newly built hotel with 86 graciously appointed guest rooms on Pickering Wharf in historic Salem....

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.

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