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Drop, Shop, Stay & Play

Leaves are turning and students returning, ushering in one of the most magical times on the Boston calendar.  Fall for Boston like never before this autumn! 

For parents dropping off, we encourage you to shop, stay and play!   Explore your kids' new homes as you immerse in the exciting and unique seasonal offerings that make New England's gateway city a most spectacular autumnal experience. 

From performing arts to vibrant festivals, iconic sporting events, pumpkin patches and apple picking, fall in Boston has lots on tap, and Oktoberfest celebrations are just the beginning.  So don't just drop off - stay and play!    

Overnight Getaways

Fall Packages

Extend your Fall in Boston experience! Make it an overnight with these Fall getaway packages from participating hotels.

Where to Stay

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

Great Sporting Events

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...

New England Patriots vs. New Orleans Saints

The New England Patriots take on the New Orleans Saints in week 3 action at Gillette Stadium.

New England Patriots vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The New England Patriots take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in week 4 action at Gillette Stadium.

Boston Marathon 2021

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

New England Patriots vs. Dallas Cowboys

The New England Patriots take on the Dallas Cowboys in week 6 action at Gillette Stadium.

The Arboretum Experience

Visitors are invited to experience the natural beauty of the Arnold Arboretum on an outdoor,...

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...

Sports & Recreational Events

City View Tour: The Best of Boston by Bike

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

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

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

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

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

Plainridge Park Casino - Now Open

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

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

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

Salsa Suerte Tuesdays

Come to Salsa Suelta Tuesdays with MetaMovements and featured instructor Francois Noel. A free and...

Spin - Now Open

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

NHL Preseason: Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Philadelphia Flyers, Sep 30, 7:00PM.

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.

Highlights include Soulful Bliss happening on Spectacle Island September 18; Boston Harbor Now has joined AfroDesiaCity to organize an artistic festival featuring local talent and an array of genres that collectively evoke a soulful experience while advocating for the arts.  Savor the Square continues in Roxbury’s Nubian Square on September 18 and October 16. And across the river in Cambridge, the Dance for World Communityorganized by the Jose Matteo Dance Ballet Theatre, takes place on Mass. Ave on September 25.  

Oktoberfest

Join us for our annual Oktoberfest celebrations, from Thursday, September 23rd to Saturday,...

Old School R&B Night

Dance the night away to R&B classics from the 60s, 70s, and 80s at our inaugural Old School...

Sam Adams Octoberfest

We're honoring the centuries-long celebration of classic German lagers with our own traditional and...

2021 Annual Dance for World Community Festival

FREE-to-the-Public, the Indoor/Outdoor Event takes place on Massachusetts Avenue between Harvard/Bow...

Friends & Family

Join the Friends and bring your family for two fun events on Saturday, September 25 on Boston...

Night Shift Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest season is here and we are finally able to host our first Oktoberfest since 2019! This...

Summer in the Square

Start your Saturday with us from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Blair Lot in Nubian Square for live...

The Boston Open Market

We are excited to announce the Boston Open Market at Copley Square! In partnership with the Friends...

The Greenway Artisan Market

Support local artisans, designers, and entrepreneurs by spending your Saturday exploring the...

The Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Outdoor Market

The Seaport x Black Owned Bos. Market will take place outside on Seaport Common and will feature...

Boston Design Week - Fall 2021

Don’t miss the special Fall edition of Boston Design Week - a three-week event of virtual and...

Harpoon Octoberfest

Join us alongside thousands of friends outside of our Boston brewery in open air tents for our...

SoWa First Friday

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

My Caribbean One World EXPO

Join us at the eighth staging of “My Caribbean, One World EXPO” to be held Saturday, October 2, 2021...

Nubiana Black Market

Nubiana is an open-air Gallery and Black-Owned Marketplace powered by Black Market and hosted on the...

Harpoon Dogtoberfest

Stretch those legs with a 1-mile fun run/walk with your pup, then join our “barking lot” party with...

Opening Our Doors Art & Culture Festival

The Opening Our Doors festival — Boston’s largest day of free cultural experiences — was conceived...

SoWa Second Sunday

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

Savor the Square

TACC is grounded in an inclusive and collaborative approach to neighborhood revitalization by...

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...

FOODIE FUN

There’s something about dining al fresco – does the food really taste better? Or are we just so happy to be outside in the fresh air? Regardless, sidewalk, patio and roof top dining beckons all – all season long.

Brews & Beer Gardens

Breweries and Beer Gardens are open for outdoor seating so you can safely enjoy your favorite brews. Check out some of the top places open now.

Outdoor Dining

Enjoy sidewalk, patio and roof top dining al fresco.

Food, Beer & Wine Events

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....

Central Square Farmers' Market

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

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...

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 Owl's Nest Esplanade

OWL'S NEST The Owl’s Nest is our family of seasonal, pop-up beer gardens. This season we are...

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....

Shop Latinx-owned Restaurants & Businesses

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

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...

Time Out Market - Now Open

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

Copley Square Farmer's Market

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

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...

Summer in the Square

Start your Saturday with us from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM at the Blair Lot in Nubian Square for live...

Explore the Outdoors in Boston

Get outside in Boston, one of America’s great walking cities where the historic port, beautiful waterways, elaborate bike...

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Outdoor Arts in Boston

Explore Boston's outdoor art scene on your next socially distanced walk around the city! Boston is filled with incredible art...

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A Marathon of Fall Events – 26 Things to See and Do

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

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The Somerville Squares

Just north of Boston exists a dynamic string of neighborhoods full of hidden gems....

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Pet-Friendly Activities in Boston

Explore these dog-friendly things to do in Boston: VISIT BOSTON COMMON Did you know...

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Boston's Famous Landmarks

Boston, Massachusetts is home to an unrivaled array of famous landmarks and...

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Performing Arts

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

The Plainridge Park Casino Fenway Concert Series features Maroon 5 on September 12, and culminating with the Jonas Brothers in the fall on October 1.

Breland

Breland, is an American singer, songwriter and record producer of a hybrid of country-trap, R&B,...

Witch

This fiendishly funny new play follows an alluring devil named Scratch as he arrives in the country...

Urbanity Dance: Go Stop Listen. Still Wait Go.

Urbanity Dance opens its 10th Anniversary Season with Go stop listen. Still wait go., its signature...

Live Music at The Beehive

Live music is back! Our talented artists are back on stage! We are be phasing in performances aiming...

Primus: A Tribute to Kings Tour

Funk metal band Primus is coming to Boston for their brand new A Tribute to Kings Tour! See them...

The Sound Inside

2020 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play! In the seventeen years since she was last published, novelist...

Béla Fleck, My Bluegrass Heart

Banjo wizard Béla Fleck is easily one of Celebrity Series’ most popular returning artists, and as...

Jack Harlow

Jack’s upcoming live shows come after what has been a blockbuster year for the 23-year-old rapper,...

The Dinner Detective Murder Mystery Show

America’s LARGEST interactive comedy murder mystery dinner show is now playing in Boston, MA! At The...

Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series

The Eliot Schoolyard Concert Series presents 15 free outdoor concerts in the schoolyard, from June 6...

FROM A TO BEATLES BRUNCH

Join us at City Winery Boston for a Sunday Beatle Brunch featuring JOHNNY A. and his band From A. To...

Phoebe Bridgers

Phoebe Bridgers plays Boston's Leader Bank Pavilion on September 26 and 27, 2021.

Glass Animals

The North American ‘Dreamland’ Tour arrives in addition to Glass Animals already sold out UK tour...

O-Town

O-Town’s story began in 1999 when ABC-TV produced the very first musical reality show in major...

Rufus Wainwright and José González

Rufus McGarrigle Wainwright is an American-Canadian singer, songwriter, and composer. He has...

The Jonas Brothers

Live Nation and the Boston Red Sox are excited to welcome the Jonas Brothers to America’s Most...

New Found Glory - Pop Punk's Still Not Dead Tour

Rock band New Found Glory is coming to Boston for their brand new Pop Punk's Still Not Dead Tour!...

Andris Nelsons conducts Strauss and Mozart featuring pianists Lucas and Aurthur Jussen

Andris Nelsons is joined by the Dutch brothers Lucas and Arthur Jussen for Mozart’s Concerto in...

Danny Rivera

Danny Rivera, from the "El Fanguito" neighborhood of Santurce, a rich cultural community of Puerto...

RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES

RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES presents The Best of Abbey Road Live! In celebration of Abbey Road ,...

Rod Wave

The tour arrives amid a breakout year for the 22-year-old St. Petersburg rapper, who scored his...

Mon Laferte

Chilean artist Mon Laferte has announced a two-month tour of the U.S. behind her recent album, SEIS....

Rent

For a quarter of a century, Jonathan Larson’s RENT has inspired us to choose love over fear and to...

Andris Nelsons conducts Still, Strauss, and Sibelius featuring violinist Lisa Batiashvili

Acclaimed Georgian violinist Lisa Batiashvili returns to Symphony Hall for performances of Jean...

ST. VINCENT: DADDY’S HOME WORLD TOUR

Hailed in a 4-star Rolling Stone review as "a mutant strain of retro pop steeped in New York lore,”...

Concert 10: Missa Quinti Toni

The next installment in our complete Ockeghem cycle features his Missa quinti toni for three voices...

Dead Can Dance

Since their inception in Melbourne in 1981, Dead Can Dance have been informed by folk traditions...

The Genius of Mozart

One of the world’s most beloved and prolific composers, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s impact on...

Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé was a man on a mission when he signed his record deal with Reprise Records almost two...

Boston Dance Theater

Founded in 2018 by Jessie Jeanne Stinnett, Boston Dance Theater (BDT) is a Boston-based contemporary...

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Things to Do/Tours & Attractions

Make the most of your visit, road trip, or local adventure! Check out our updated list of things to do and attractions open for business.

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

 

B-local App

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

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%...

Tour De Mexico - 3 Course Prix Fixe Menu

Available this September, Rosa Mexicano is offering a 'Tour de Mexico' three-course menu,...

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

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

Boston Movie Mile Tour + 20%-off Future NYC TV & Movie Tour

Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour Take the Boston Movie Mile Walking Tour and explore the most filmed...

Mission Hill Neighborhood Student Deals

On behalf of the Mission Hill Main Streets Board of Directors and Mission Hill residents, this...

Sushi Unlimited Mondays

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