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Fall for Boston, Like Never Before

Cooler and crisper temperatures mean 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. 

Hotel Packages & Deals

Get more value for your stay in the Greater Boston area.

Where to Stay

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

Fall Highlights

60 Things to Do and See in Boston this Fall

Fall in Boston is always unique. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a lifelong resident, as the...

 

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 enjoy 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

Sports fans can take in New England Revolution matches and New England Patriots games at Gillette Stadium, and welcome the return of the Boston Bruins to the TD Garden.

 

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

On October 5, the Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays. For accessibility information and other...

Canoe, PADDLEBOARD & KAYAK Rentals

Explore all our rental locations and you'll find a wide range of paddling experiences and...

City View Tour: The Best of Boston by Bike

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

Cornhole League

Outside cornhole at the brand new Lord Hobo Seaport Taproom & Restaurant. This league is sure to...

Encore Boston Harbor

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...

Winter Skate

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

PRESEASON: BRUINS VS. DEVILS

The Boston Bruins take on the New Jersey Devils in a preseason game.

New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions

The New England Patriots are excited to welcome fans to Gillette Stadium for the 2022 season. Please...

River Fit Fall: Barre with Barre3

The Esplanade presents Barre3 at Fiedler Field! Barre3 is a full-body balanced workout that combines...

Boston Bruins vs. Arizona Coyotes

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Arizona Coyotes, October 15, 7:00PM.

Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers, October 17, 7:00PM.

Boston Bruins vs. Anaheim Ducks

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Anaheim Ducks, October 20, 7:00PM.

The 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...

Boston Bruins vs. Minnesota Wild

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Minnesota Wild, October 22, 1:00PM.

Revere Beach Partnership Great Pumpkin Dash

The Revere Beach Pumpkin Dash presented by the Revere Beach Partnership will be back and in person...

New England Patriots vs. Chicago Bears

The New England Patriots are excited to welcome fans to Gillette Stadium for the 2022 season. Please...

Boston Bruins vs. Dallas Stars

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Dallas Stars, October 25, 7:00PM.

Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Detroit Red Wings, October 27, 7:00PM.

Topgolf Live Stadium Tour

Topgolf Live Stadium Tour is returning to Fenway Park November 5-9, 2022. Enjoy a one-of-a-kind...

Performing Arts

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

 

Drumfolk

They took the drums away, but they couldn't stop the beat. When Africans lost the right to use their...

My Obsession

Witness four ballets that explore our obsessions, devotions, and idols. The Company will perform two...

We Move in Color

Experience the inspirational and colorful story of the African American journey through immersive...

The Masquerade of Abbadia Mare: Inspired by the Tales of Edgar Allan Poe

In the days following the 1929 crash of the stock market, on Halloween night, John Hays Hammond Jr....

MR. SWINDLE’S TRAVELING PECULIARIUM AND DRINK-ORY GARDEN

Mr. Swindle’s Traveling Peculiarium and Drink-Ory Garden is coming to town! We will be hosting Mr....

Silent Film: Nosferatu A Symphony of Horror with Peter Krasinski

Join us in the Great Hall as internationally acclaimed, silent film live accompanist, Peter...

HAIRSPRAY

“If life were everything it should be, it would be more like HAIRSPRAY. It’s irresistible!” –...

Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Concert 1

Join the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra for our first concert of the season on October 22nd at 8pm in...

Silent Film: The Phantom of The Opera with Peter Krasinski

Silent Horror Film Phantom of the Opera with Live Accompaniment by Peter Krasinski Join us in the...

As Anticipated

Experience a highly anticipated program from prolific choreographer William Forsythe, whose vision...

SIX

From Tudor Queens to Pop Princesses, the SIX wives of Henry VIII take the mic to remix five hundred...

A.I.M by Kyle Abraham: Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth

In Requiem: Fire in the Air of the Earth, a new work co-commissioned by Celebrity Series, Kyle...

'Twas the Night Before...

‘Twas the Night Before...is an exhilarating spin on the beloved Christmas tale, and marks Cirque du...

The Nutcracker

Dare to dream big with New England’s favorite holiday tradition. Mikko Nissinen’s The Nutcracker...

WHITE CHRISTMAS

A song and dance duo follow two beautiful singing sisters to a Vermont lodge for their Christmas...

Urban Nutcracker

Anthony Williams’ Urban Nutcracker, the modern Boston-centric holiday classic will return to the...

HEARBY.COM | DAILY LIVE MUSIC LISTINGS

If you're a passionate live music fan, Hearby.com ensures you don't miss a beat on new scenes and...

TINARIWEN

The new album by Tinariwen could well have been called Exile on Main Street . But other people have...

Andris Nelsons conducts Bernstein, Ogonek, and Shostakovich

Andris Nelsons leads two works new to the BSO repertoire: the BSO-commissioned Starling Variations...

Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp: Live in Concert

Legendary musician Jeff Beck has announced he'll be touring extensively across North America later...

Ozuna - OzuTochi World Tour

Global superstar, OZUNA and leading Latin music concert promoter, Elite Media & Marketing (EMM),...

Dustin Lynch - Party Mode Tour

Platinum-selling cowboy Dustin Lynch has announced a massive U.S. tour in early 2022 to support his...

Handel + Hayden Society: THE GLORIES OF BACH

Bach lovers, rejoice! Our season opener immerses you in dazzling orchestral and vocal masterworks,...

JuanaRosa / Zumix Latin Ensemble

With their socially conscious and often tender lyrics, the all-female band is one of the most...

Maria Schneider Orchestra: Data Lords

One of the jazz world’s most respected and original voices, Maria Schneider brings her...

Denzel Curry

Denzel Curry’s new album Melt My Eyes, See Your Future is the sound of the mercurial Miami rapper...

Ken Yates

Born and raised in London, Canada, Ken Yates(Opens in a new window) has gained a reputation as one...

The Afro-Semitic Experience

The Afro-Semitic Experience is an American roots jazz band with a difference. Founded in 1998 by...

Jack Harlow - Come Home the Kids Miss You Tour

Grammy-nominated rapper Jack Harlow has announced a huge North American tour later in 2022 promoting...

Milton Nascimento

After a remarkable 60-year career, legendary Brazilian artist Milton Nascimento bids farewell to the...

Gorillaz North America Tour 2022

Gorillaz has confirmed an historic, rare and not to be missed North American tour. The tour,...

Demi Lovato - Holy Fvck Tour

For the first time in 4 years, Demi Lovato will be embarking on a huge North American tour later in...

Joji

Joji is one of the most enthralling artists of the digital age and among the world's top independent...

Chucho Valdés: The Creation

Chucho Valdés’ The Creation takes audiences through the Regla de Ocha story of creation...

Fouad Boussouf

Fouad Boussouf presents the US premiere of Näss , a new work exploring the cross-cultural influences...

Home Free Vocal Band

Country a cappella band HOME FREE will bring their unique sound to the Boch Center Shubert Theatre...

Judah & the Lion - Happy Again Tour

Judah & The Lion announced a fall US headline tour, taking their friends The National Parks...

Ockeghem@600 Concert 12: Requiem

One of the master’s most celebrated and mysterious creations, the earliest surviving polyphonic...

Regie Gibson & Atlas Soul Trio

Poet Regie Gibson and world-funk-and-more band Atlas Soul once again join forces in a return to the...

Sammy Rae & The Friends

For as much as Sammy Rae & The Friends may be a band, this collective of, dreamers, and artists...

The Rose

The Rose (더 로즈) is a Korean pop rock band. The band is composed of four members: Kim Woosung...

"The President’s Own” U.S. Marine Band Performance

For the first time in five years, “The President’s Own” United States Marine Band returns to the...

Fletcher - Girl Of My Dreams Tour

Fletcher is excited to be touring in Canada and the United States, including a stop at the House of...

Altan

Regarded by many as the world's finest traditional Irish band, Altan is renowned for its...

CoreyFest 2022 featuring Cole Swindell, Ashley Cooke and Dylan Marlowe

Announcing COLE SWINDELL as our headline artist for CoreyFest 2022!! The Corey C. Griffin Foundation...

Hardened Beauty

Featuring music by Derrick Skye, Yaz Lancaster and world premieres by Bongani Ndodana-Breen and...

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 will soon begin!  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. 

Boston Together Again Kids & Pets Festival

The Boston Together Again Kids and Pets Festival is fun for your whole family ... even the furry...

Honk Festival

It seems like forever since there has been a genuine, full-featured, over-the-top, loud and proud,...

SoWa First Friday

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

Brotherhood of the Arrow & Sword: : A Medieval Reenactment Group

The Brotherhood of the Arrow and Sword is an educational-based medieval reenactment group dedicated...

Boston Together Again Cultural Night

Boston Together Again Cultural Nights let our bustling, diverse city shine! Every Tuesday join us on...

37th Annual AppleFest

Celebrate fall at one of our most expansive festivals!

An Evening With David Brooks

Plimoth Patuxet, one of the United States' leading living history museums, marks its 75th...

Savor the Square

Savor the Square is a Saturday series on a city-owned lot in Nubian Square which brings together...

Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Outdoor Market

Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market, returns for the third year with 54 vendors in total joining the...

Silent Film: The Phantom of The Opera with Peter Krasinski

Silent Horror Film Phantom of the Opera with Live Accompaniment by Peter Krasinski Join us in the...

Boston Book Festival

Celebrating the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire, the Boston Book...

Dia de los Muertos Tea

Celebrate Halloween at the Inn's restaurant, Town Meeting Bistro, with our popular annual Dia de los...

Día de los Muertos

Celebrate the lives of our loved ones and hold conversation about personal and collective...

Halloween in Boston

From haunted ghost tours to family events at the zoo, there's truly something for everyone!

Museums & Exhibitions

Boston's museums offer a remarkable selection of exhibitions.

The Mural Project

Learn about local artists-in-residence cultivating hip-hop culture through street art. As...

The Obama Portraits Tour

The acclaimed portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama come to the MFA on the...

ICA Free Thursday Night

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

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum - Summer Hours

The JFK Library and Museum is open open Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday - Sunday from 10:00 a.m. -...

Hardened Beauty

Featuring music by Derrick Skye, Yaz Lancaster and world premieres by Bongani Ndodana-Breen and...

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 Harbor City Cruises: Whale Watch

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

City View Tour: The Best of Boston by Bike

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

Freedom Trail Lantern Tour

The official Freedom Trail Lantern Tour offers a first of its kind experience in uncovering the...

Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

What do you get when you combine a cursed privateer, a pyromaniac circus ringleader, a demon spat...

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide - explore Boston and its surroundings! This self-guided...

HARVARD SQUARE CAMBRIDGE CHOCOLATE TOUR

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

King's Chapel - Guided Crypt and Sanctuary Tours

Guided by our team of knowledgeable and passionate Historic Site Educators,  tours lead...

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...

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

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

USS Constitution Public Tours

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

Boston Athenaeum: Art & Architecture Tour

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

Boston by Little Feet

Travel through 300 years of history on this fun and interactive tour of Boston's Freedom Trail....

Center for Astrophysics Observatory Night: Observing Pollution from Space

Join experts from the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian and NASA for an evening...

Old Town Trolley

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...

Concord’s Autumn Twilight: Monuments, Memories and Mortality

“When the leaves fall, the whole earth is a cemetery pleasant to walk in. . . . How beautifully they...

Tour Harvard Square Safely!

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

Autumn Adventure on Peddocks Island

Experience an unforgettable autumn day as you wander the trails of Peddocks Island in search of...

Union Square Somerville Food Tour

Join us for a fun foodie adventure in Somerville’s bustling Union Square neighborhood. This unique...

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...

City Brew Tours

Boston Brew Tours offers daily beer adventures to the region’s top breweries, brewpubs and eateries....

City Winery on the Greenway

City Winery on the Greenway - Boston's premier outdoor wine garden - is open for the 2022 season!...

DAVIS SQUARE FOOD TOUR

On this unique Boston food tour of Davis Square, we’ll sample innovative eats such as bowls from the...

Encore Boston Harbor

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!...

Quincy Market - Now Open

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

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...

Strega Italiano New Happy Hour Menu and Deals

Summer is here, and so is our new Happy Hour menu! Join us after work to unwind and enjoy our new...

Support Quincy Restaurants

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

Time Out Market Boston Beer Garden

Our famous vintage 1960s international metro van is back patio side serving up all the best brews...

Urban Hearth Pop-Up at Time Out Market Boston

Time Out Market Boston is excited to welcome Urban Hearth for a pop-up residency in the Market’s...

BAKES FOR BREAST CANCER

Save room for Massachusetts’ sweetest charity event! When you order one of the designated sweet...

Cooking Classes at SelfUp Boston

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

Copley Square Farmer's Market

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

Union Square Somerville Food Tour

Join us for a fun foodie adventure in Somerville’s bustling Union Square neighborhood. This unique...

CENTRAL SQUARE CAMBRIDGE FOOD AND MURAL ARTS TOUR

Have fun and unleash your inner art and food critic while exploring Central Square, Cambridge with...

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...

SUNDAY FUNDAY

Every Sunday from 3-6 pm we're inviting you to make Monday a distant memory and keep the weekend...

Paint Nite: The Original Paint and Sip Party

Let's paint a stylized witch for Halloween! Come and enjoy the company as we paint for the holiday!...

Supper Club at the Inn at Hastings Park

Laugh, eat, drink, learn and join the Inn at Hastings Park for this month's Supper Club! The...

Halloween Witches at Allston

Halloween is coming around the corner and what's a better way to appreciate the holiday than to have...

Dia de los Muertos Tea

Celebrate Halloween at the Inn's restaurant, Town Meeting Bistro, with our popular annual Dia de los...

Haunted Hotel

Our favorite Halloween event is back, but don’t be scared, it’s one you won’t want to miss. Haunted...

Halloween Drag Bingo at Time Out Market Boston

On Sunday, October 30th join Time Out Market Boston for a Halloween edition Drag Bingo from 6-8PM!...

Top things to do in and around Greater Boston this October

Photo by: Belkin Family Lookout Farm Don't tell the other seasons, but Boston is at its most...

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

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 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...

City of Chelsea

Welcome to the smallest city in Massachusetts, a unique destination just minutes from Downtown...

Plimoth Patuxet Museums

Through engaging experiences with history, Plimoth Patuxet Museums explores the complex and...

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 an unequaled trip through America’s past with unique...

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. 

Our Free Things To Do page includes free live music and theater, outdoor festivals, tours, family activities and more.

Discount Parking - Up to 50% off drive-up

Book convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking...

Save Up to 50% on Amtrak travel to Boston

Book in Advance and Save Up to 50% on Amtrak travel to Boston. Book your travel early to get our...

Kids Eat Free at Longwood Grille

Kids under 12 eat free when accompanied by an adult, with the order of a qualified adult entree.

Save up to 50% off theatre, music, dance, and comedy

BosTix Deals! Save up to 50% off year-round on Greater Boston’s best theatre, music, dance, and...

Up to 55% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 55% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like New England Aquarium, Museum...

40% OFF: Ultimate Boston Self-Guided Walking Tours Bundle

This is the ultimate “must-do” package for a trip to Boston and New England. Buy the Boston Bundle...

10% Off Any Tour

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

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

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

Harvard Art Museums - Free Admission Sundays

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

Sushi Unlimited Mondays

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

Free things to do

The Boston area offers an abundance of free activities for everyone.

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