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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.

City View Tour: The Best of Boston by Bike

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

On-Site Boat Rentals in the Boston area

Charles River Canoe and Kayak offers several convenient rental locations in Greater Boston: Boston...

Yoga Classes

Yoga Classes Yoga at CRI w/ Anna Juraschek Yoga with Anna is for those rowers with a regular yoga...

Emerald Necklace Bicycle Tour

The Emerald Necklace tour is an amazing way to see Boston’s most famous green spaces in a ‘green’...

eGaming: Virtual Fortnite Tournament

The Museum of Science and One Up Games team up once again, this time for a virtual livestream...

Laver Cup

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

Museums & Exhibitions

Boston museums offer a remarkable selection of exhibitions.

Adam Pendleton: Elements of Me

Adam Pendleton’s exhibition considers the relations between (geometric) abstraction, blackness, and...

ArcLight Boston - Now Open

Now open at the Hub on Causeway! ArcLight is more than a place to see a movie—it’s an experience....

Boston Children's Museum is Open

We're Excited! The Museum has been quiet without you! But we have been working hard to get ready to...

Boston Tea Party -Now Open

Good day, friends! We’re delighted to invite you all to experience our interactive, multi-sensory...

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...

Experience the Freedom Trail Now

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

Institute of Contemporary Art -Now Open

The ICA will reopen to the public on Thursday, July 16 – and for Member Appreciation Days on...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum -Now Open

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum announced it would reopen to the public on Wednesday, July 15,...

Lorraine O'Grady: The Strange Taxi, Stretched

Lorraine O’Grady’s piece for the Anne H. Fitzpatrick Façade is an adaptation of one of two...

Museum of African American History - Now Open

Tickets will be available with two set daily time slots, 1:00pm - 2:00pm, and 2:30pm - 3:30pm *The...

Museum of Fine Arts -Now Open

The MFA will reopen at a reduced capacity in the interest of prioritizing the health and safety of...

Museum of Science Now Open

We reopen to the public Sunday, July 26! We're working to ensure a safe and T-rex -cellent...

New England Aquarium is Open

The New England Aquarium has reopened, and we are so excited to welcome you back. On behalf of the...

Newport Mansions are Open

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

Now Open: Charles Hayden Planetarium at the Museum of Science

The Charles Hayden Planetarium has reopened with five shows now available. Explore the moons of our...

Now Open: The USS Constitution Museum

We are excited to see you again! We’re sure you have questions on what to expect, so take a look at...

Paul Revere House -Now Open

Welcome Back! Effective July 22, we are open Wednesday – Sunday, 10 am – 4pm. Home to...

Peabody Essex Museum -Now Open

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

Plimoth Plantation Outdoor Sites are Open

We are delighted that as of June 11, Plimoth is open to the public! We have missed our visitors and...

Salem Witch Museum -Now Open

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

Visit the USS Constitution

USS Constitution has reopened to free public visitation and is scheduled to continue to open from 10...

Welcome Back - Showplace ICON Boston

We look forward to safely filling our seats with the best movie lovers in the world! The health and...

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

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

’80s Underground Music Scene with Philin Phlash

Time Out Market, the city's most exciting destination for fine cuisine, cocktails and culture, is...

Historic Tour of the Freedom Trail

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

Simon Theatre - Now Open

Enjoy a giant screen experience in our newly renovated Simons Theatre. Twenty-five moviegoers per...

SoWa First Friday

SoWa First Friday is open with a limited capacity. Please check with individual galleries and artist...

Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (MFA), launches Monet and Boston: Lasting Impression online with an...

Old North Church Open Houses

Old North Church and Gift Shop will be open with free admission on several dates this season!

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 -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 7/13. Tours at our New England Aquarium location...

Boston Harbor Sailing Cruises

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

Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour

Take the Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour and explore the most filmed area in Boston. This unique...

Boston Pizza Tours

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

City View Tour: The Best of Boston by Bike

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

Experience the Freedom Trail Now

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

Ghosts and Gravestones -Now Open

Overview Capacity will be limited to ensure appropriate social distancing. Family members will be...

Legoland Discovery Center -Now Open

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Boston is reopening on Thursday, October 1! Our build stations, LEGO®...

Nantucket Ferry Running As Scheduled

Nantucket's natural beauty, history and charm make for a relaxing vacation, whether for the day or...

New England Day Tours from Boston

New England Trips has opened for the season as of July 6! New England Trips is proud to offer...

Newport Mansions: Stroll the Gardens and Grounds

This unique specialty ticket includes outdoor-only access to Green Animals Topiary Garden, The...

Old Town Trolley -Now Open

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

Plimoth Plantation Outdoor Sites are Open

We are delighted that as of June 11, Plimoth is open to the public! We have missed our visitors and...

Plymouth & Brockton Street Railway Is Open

Plymouth & Brockton Street Reailway Co. is open daily but with reduced service schedule. To...

Take the Provincetown Ferry

The Provincetown Ferry and BHC Water Taxis are happy to welcome you back onboard! All other BHC...

Tour Harvard Square Safely!

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

Visit Mt. Auburn Cemetery

More than 200,000 visitors of all ages come to Mount Auburn each year to visit the graves of those...

Emerald Necklace Bicycle Tour

The Emerald Necklace tour is an amazing way to see Boston’s most famous green spaces in a ‘green’...

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.

Bleacher Bar -Now Open

Oh how we’ve missed you, Fenway. Find us UnderTheBleachers with that burger and beer you’ve been...

Boston Area Restaurant Take Out & Delivery

Check out our running list of restaurants offering take out and/or delivery service. Check the...

Boston Pizza Tours

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

Capalbo’s Italian Pop-up Menu

Citing a desire to offer comfort and approachable food through the winter, Chef David “Baz” Bazirgan...

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...

City Winery -Now Open

Boston, we've missed you! Our restaurant is now open, with socially-distanced seating and enhanced...

Copley Square Farmer's Market

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

Eat Around Town by Marriott Bonvoy

Dine Out, Earn 8x Points! During the month of October, celebrate the joy of not cooking and earn 8...

Eataly Boston Marketplace is Open

Shop for groceries and wine at the Marketplace, or arrange for delivery or pick up. Groceries Eataly...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

We are excited to welcome you back - Indulge in the excitement of our stunning Boston casino....

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...

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...

Quincy Market Now Open

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

Revere Hotel Rooftop

One of the most coveted and beloved rooftop spots in Boston, Rooftop@Revere is your place to eat,...

Samuel Adams Beer Garden

The Samuel Adams Boston Brewery in Jamaica Plain is where we got our start and now home to all of...

Support Black-Owned Restaurants & Businesses

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

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

The reopening of Time Out Market Boston offers a Time Out Tastecation, the ultimate staycation...

Tuscan Kitchen Il Giardino

Our outdoor oasis in the Seaport, Il Giardino! We’ll see you for cocktails, raw bar specialties and...

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 Plantation, Inc.

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...

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets, just 35 miles from Boston, is New England's largest outdoor outlet...

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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