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Fall for Boston, Like Never Before

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. 

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Where to Stay

Boston, Cambridge and Greater Boston offer a wide selection of accommodations to meet your needs and tastes.

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.

Explore the Outdoors in Boston

Enjoy beautiful waterways, elaborate bike paths & networks of urban green space.

Parks

A breath of fresh air: explore Boston's many open spaces

Sports & Recreation

This fall promises to be one of the best ever for sports fans; New England Revolution is in the midst of a historic season, New England Patriots return to Gillette Stadium, and the Boston Bruins return to TD Garden.

Boston Children's Museum's Winter Games!

Winter is in full swing, and it’s time to play! During Boston Children’s Museum’s Winter Games, show...

Curling at Seaport

Curling is back by popular demand, on Seaport Common next to The Current. Give it a curl, with...

Curling at the Liberty

Winter has arrived in Boston, but that doesn't mean the end of outdoor events at The Liberty Hotel!...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

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

Plainridge Park Casino - Now Open

Plainridge Park Casino has reopened! We're open 24/7. SOCIAL DISTANCING Casino Hours: 24/7 We will...

Spin - Now Open

SPIN is back and better than ever! Our balls are rounder, our drinks are stronger, our food is more...

Virtual Fenway Park Tour

Tour Fenway Park through the dynamic lens of our team Drone. We will take you on the first ballpark...

Winter Fun at Wachusett Mountain

Hello skiers and riders! Check out all the trails and lifts open - tanks to our incredible...

Winter Skate

One of New England’s time-honored winter traditions is bundling up the family to go skating on a...

The Run Show USA, Boston 2022 - the show for all runners

We bring together inspirational speakers, the latest kit, cutting-edge technology, expert coaches,...

Boston Bruins vs. Seattle Kraken

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Seattle Kraken, Feburary 1, 7:00PM.

Beanpot Semifinals

Game 1: Boston University vs. Harvard: 5:00PM Game 2: Boston College vs. Northeastern: 8:00PM

Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Feburary 8, 7:00PM.

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes, Feburary 10, 7:00PM.

Love Pong

To celebrate Valentine’s Day with style, SPIN is throwing an epic event, for singles, couples and...

New England Boat Show

We’re back! The Progressive® Insurance New England Boat Show® returns to the Boston Convention and...

Performing Arts

Boston's cultural calendar is bouncing back with contemporary and classic plays, musicals, classical masterworks, jazz performances, rock concerts, and much more.

 

Emerson Stage: "Next to Normal"

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright,...

Mr. Parent

A struggling actor turns to teaching for a steady paycheck, thinking "how hard could it be?" But as...

Postponed: Black Art Jazz Collective

Black Art Jazz Collective (BAJC) is a collaborative ensemble comprised of jazz's finest rising and...

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Pretty Woman: The Musical, based on one of Hollywood's most beloved romantic stories of all time, is...

The Bluest Eye

Celebrate the legacy of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison and see her classic...

Two Homes, One Heart: A Chinese New Year Celebration with NEMPAC

The North End Music & Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) Winter Concert Series will feature one of...

Postponed: Harriet Tubman: The Band

The music of Harriet Tubman is both familiar and fresh, while allowing the listener to experience...

Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata Series

The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music presents cantatas and motets of Bach and others in a...

Daniil Trifonov

Daniil Trifonov, one of the world’s most in-demand recitalists-called “without question the most...

Cécile McLorin Salvant

The incomparable Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to the Celebrity Series fresh off the heels of...

Cécile McLorin Salvant

The incomparable Cécile McLorin Salvant returns, fresh off the heels of becoming a 2020 MacArthur...

Ship Happens

Cowabunga! It’s 1986, and four unlikely misfits have received mysterious invitations to join...

Blue is Back in Boston! Blue Man Group Live in Full Color

At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world,...

MobFellas

Rub elbows with wise guys, killers and femmes fatales as you take part in the secret celebration in...

Trolls Live

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on...

Lil Tecca - Tecca Loves You Tour

Raised by Jamaican parents in Queens and recently Long Island, you can hear the dancehall influence...

Boston Modern Orchestra Project – Pulling Out All the Stops

BMOP returns to the concert stage in style, with a special concert event to kick off celebrations of...

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish, the Grammy-winning artist, has planned a big world tour to support her new album...

Eric Nam: There & Back Again World Tour

K-pop star Eric Nam is coming to Boston for his brand new There & Back Again World Tour! See him...

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to...

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME

Following a smash run on Broadway, Heidi Schreck’s timely, hilarious and deeply felt play breathes...

Blue Man Group: Live in Full Color

At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world,...

ChoreograpHER

Five ChoreograpHers, five voices, five world premieres. Experience this female-led program...

Yamato: The drummers of Japan

Yamato’s new show, Jhonetsu ( Passion ), is a thrilling, high-energy interpretation of the...

THE LOUIS HAYES QUINTET

After developing his skills in the fertile musical ground of Detroit in the 1950's with the likes of...

David Archuleta

Archuleta's self titled album in 2008 reached #2 on Billboard 200, sold over 750,000 copies in the...

Gilbert O' Sullivan

Gilbert O’Sullivan is truly a songwriter’s songwriter - a craftsman in the finest sense of the word,...

Il Volo

High-opera grandeur meets boy-band exuberance in the music of Il Volo, whose deep devotion to...

Javon Jackson

Giovannis historic collaboration with saxophonist-composer and former Jazz Messenger Javon Jackson...

Martin Sexton

Singer-songwriter Martin Sexton is like an ultra-active antenna, adventuring through the static to...

Fall Festivals

From artisan markets to farmers markets, food festivals and cultural celebrations, there is ample opportunity to experience locally sourced, and locally organized, events that showcase the best of Boston’s creative economy.

In Boston the Oktoberfest celebrations have begun!  The Hub hosts several such occasions over the next several weeks, so clean out your stein – or your lederhosen if you’ve got a pair – and prepare to indulge, or imbibe, in some seasonal festivities. Additionally, Savor the Square continues in Roxbury’s Nubian Square on September 18.

Winter at the Cog

The weather at the summit may be frightful, but up at Waumbek Station, the coffee and cocoa are hot,...

SoWa Sundays

Every Sunday is now a SoWa Sunday SoWa Second Sundays have been so successful, we’re now open every...

SoWa First Friday

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

Wicked Comic Con

Created by the original founders of Boston Comic Con, this show will mark a return to an authentic...

Museums & Exhibitions

Boston museums offer a remarkable selection of exhibitions.

Atlantic Harbor Seals Exhibit

Two families of harbor seals live in the Aquarium’s exhibit. Each seal looks different and has a...

Boston Children's Museum's Winter Games!

Winter is in full swing, and it’s time to play! During Boston Children’s Museum’s Winter Games, show...

Concord Museum - Now Open

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

Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum - Now Open

Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum aims to provide a platform for multiple perspectives relating to...

Daniel Gordon on The Greenway

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

Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger

Each/Other features 26 mixed media sculptures, wall hangings and large-scale installation works by...

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture: Now Open

After one and half years of closure due to the pandemic, we are very pleased to announce that the...

Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit at New England Aquarium

This exhibit showcases the vibrancy and richness of coral reef habitats and helps visitors...

Institute of Contemporary Art: Eva LeWitt

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

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Portrait

Explore the matters and questions of today’s democracy through a commissioned artwork by...

Mediterranean Marketplaces: Connecting the Ancient World Exhibition

Much like today, ancient “consumers” were connected to distant markets. Both basic and precious...

Muchos Méxicos: Crossroads of the Americas Exhibition

Muchos Méxicos explores Mexico’s rich history as a site of human innovation, creativity and cultural...

Newport Mansions featuring The Breakers and The Elms

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...

Read & Work at the Athenaeum

Purchase a Day Pass to this National Landmark library and cultural center with stunning reading...

Simons Theatre at New England Aquarium

The Simons Theatre is open seven days a week. Hours are the same as Aquarium hours, with the last...

The 2021 James and Audrey Foster Prize

The 2021 James and Audrey Foster Prize exhibition features Marlon Forrester (b. 1976, Georgetown,...

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Winter Hours

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

Throw Tea into the Boston Harbor!

Experience life at sea aboard an 18th-century sailing vessel as you join a Son of Liberty and take...

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

The JFK Library and Museum is in Phase One of reopening as of July 3, 2021. Visiting hours will be...

Harvard Art Museums - Free Admission Sundays

We are welcoming visitors once again after reopening on September 4! And we now offer free admission...

SoWa Sundays

Every Sunday is now a SoWa Sunday SoWa Second Sundays have been so successful, we’re now open every...

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 +...

Banksy

Internationally known British street artist Banksy is coming to Boston as part of his tour, The Art...

Napoleon Jones-Henderson: I Am As I Am - A Man

For more than 50 years, Napoleon Jones-Henderson (b. 1943, Chicago) has created works that strive to...

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!

Boston Common Visitor Center - Open Daily

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

Boston Pizza Tours

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

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...

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!...

Old Town Trolley - Now Open

Whether you’re just breezing through or enjoying an extended stay, we’ve got several options to...

Samuel Adams Boston Brewery Tours

Tour Experiences are back! At this time, please note that our Tour Experience availability is...

The Death & Dying Ghost Tour

The Death and Dying Tour is the only ghost tour for adults only, this is the perfect tour for those...

The Ghosts of Boston - All Ages Tour

Our All-Ages Ghosts of Boston Tour takes you on a family-friendly journey through the city,...

The Ghosts of our (Founding) Fathers Haunted Pub Crawl

Spend the evening chases the spirits of our Founding Fathers on our Haunted Pub Crawl of Boston's...

Tour Harvard Square Safely!

Are you looking for an in-person experience, we are still offering public walking tours of Harvard...

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

Turn Boston and the Freedom Trail into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure....

Boston Athenaeum: Art & Architecture Tour

Join one of our knowledgeable docents for a tour—either virtual or in-person—featuring our historic...

Boston's LGBTQ Past

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

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Whale Watch

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

Tours

See our full list of Boston’s diverse and historical tours and trails.

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 Time Out Market in the Fenway.

B-Local App - Support Local Businesses

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

Boston Pizza Tours

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

Cooking Classes at SelfUp Boston

Ditch the white takeout boxes and streaming services for a fun night out making your favorite...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

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

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!...

Igloo Village at 75 on Liberty Wharf

75 Liberty on Wharf is bringing back its Igloo Village along scenic BostonHarbor on the Seaport's...

Lucie Drink + Dine - Now Open

LUCIE drink + dine has arrived and is adjacent to the newly re-imagined Colonnade Boston on...

Quincy Market - Now Open

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

Rooftop Igloo Bar at the Envoy

Enjoy the stunning views of the skyline and harbor all year long from the comfort of Boston's...

Samuel Adams Boston Taproom

The Sam Adams Boston Taproom opened its doors on January 30, 2020 at 60 State Street steps away from...

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...

Wine Tasting Class: How to Read a Wine Label

Ever found yourself staring at a wall of wine bottles at your favorite shop, stuck like a deer in...

Lola 42's Sushi Sundays

If your ideal comfort food is endless amounts of top grade sushi, Lola 42 is about to be your go-to...

Rochambeau Monthly Pop-Up Bakery Series

Beginning Friday, November 5, 2021 and continuing through April 2022, the Café at Rochambeau, will...

Explore like a local

Make the most of your visit, road trip, or local adventure! Discover a new neighborhood and come see what a vibrant place Boston is.

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

 

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 Salem

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

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...

Kittery Outlets

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

Patriot Place

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

Newport Mansions - Preservation Society of Newport County

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

Discover Gloucester

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

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....

Destination New Bedford

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

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

Our Great Deals offer specials, discounts and savings on: museums and attractions, tours, family fun and dining. 

10% Off Any Tour

Award-winning Off the Beaten Path Food Tours offers food tours and chocolate tours in Boston,...

Up to 50% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 50% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like Boston Duck Tour, New...

45% Savings at Must-See Attractions

Boston CityPASS® — Spend less and experience more at the best attractions in Boston at a 45%...

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement...

Sushi Unlimited Mondays

Sushi Unlimted every Monday starting at 5pm - $32 Per person

Thanksgiving Weekend

Take out specials, Small Business Saturday, plus other seasonal activities & events.

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