Things to do in Boston in the Fall

16th April 2020

Our Recommended Things to do in Boston in the Fall

An Autumn holiday to Boston (or ‘Fall’ as they like to call it in the United States) is just stunning, with trees and boulevards transforming into a rich rainbow of scarlet, bronze and gold. And because Boston is a city of neighbourhoods, it doesn’t feel overwhelming. Every area has its own specific charm that you’re bound to fall in love with. These our travel experts’ top things to do in Boston in the Fall.

  1. – Walk the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail through central Boston
  2. – Check out the scenery on a Fall Foliage Sightseeing Tour
  3. – Be a culture vulture at Symphony Hall
  4. – Visit the Museum of Fine Arts
  5. – Chill out with a local New England beer in a laid-back jazz joint.
  6. – Hang out in Boston Public Garden or Copley Square and do some people watching.
  7. – Enjoy a Boston TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour
  8. – Experience a baseball game at Fenway Park
  9. – Explore the Rose Kennedy Greenway at Boston Harbor
  10. – Try New England Clam Chowder

 

Walk the 2.5-mile Freedom Trail through central Boston

The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile-long path through downtown Boston. The trail passes by 16 locations significant to the history of the United States. Marked largely with brick, it starts at Boston Common and winds its way to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown

Check out the scenery on a Fall Foliage Sightseeing Tour

Experience the beauty of this amazing region during autumn as you travel amongst gently rolling hills awash with vibrant reds, oranges, yellows, browns and greens. On board, your guide will detail the changing colors of the fall foliage around you as you tour Boston.

Be a culture vulture at Symphony Hall

Symphony Hall was built in 1900 and is home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Open rehearsals happen on certain Thursday mornings in autumn and offer audience members a unique perspective on the creative dynamic between orchestra and conductor. Get an insight into how the orchestra strives to refine its performance by occasionally repeating passages or focusing on a particular movement. For more information on bookings and events see https://www.bso.org/

Visit the Museum of Fine Arts

The Boston Museum of Fine Arts on Huntington Avenue is one of the most comprehensive art museums in the world. The museum houses a collection that encompasses nearly 500,000 works of art from ancient Egyptian to contemporary, special exhibitions, and innovative educational programs. The Museum of Fine Arts welcomes more than one million visitors each year, so advance booking is advisable.

Chill out with a local New England beer in a laid-back jazz joint

New England, and particularly Boston, is famous for its craft breweries and local beer. Taste the fine craftsmanship that goes into making the many different varieties of Boston lager, which have become famous all around the world.

Hang out in Boston Public Garden

There is nothing like a spot of people watching while on holiday to get a real sense of how local people live. The stunning Boston Public Garden is a great place to enjoy the famous Boston fall foliage. The park has plenty to offer with boat rides, fountains and the park’s famous Make Way for Ducklings statues.

Check out the top TV and Film locations in Boston

The most famous TV show ever to come out of Boston has to be Cheers. Other famous TV shows set and filmed here include courtroom comedy Ally McBeal, sci-fi thriller Fringe and school-based drama Boston Public. Films set and filmed in Boston include The Departed, Ben Affleck’s Gone Baby, Gone and Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River. You can check out the eye-catching locales from these films and more on a Boston TV and Movie Sites Walking Tour.

Experience a baseball game at Fenway Park

If there’s one thing that the people of Boston get passionate about, it’s their local sports teams. Nicknamed ‘Title Town, USA”, the city boasts having a team which has won the main title in all four of America’s major sports leagues (the NBA, NFL, HHL and MLB). Probably the most famous of Boston’s Sports teams are the Red Sox, who play their baseball matches in the 37,000+ seater Fenway Park. If you’re looking for a big day out full of fun and a unique atmosphere, then look no further!

Explore the Rose Kennedy Greenway at Boston Harbor

The Rose Kennedy Greenway runs for 1.5 miles along Boston Harbor from Chinatown to Boston Haymarket. Highlights include gourmet food trucks, the greenway carousel and beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces along the way.

Try a bowl of New England-style clam chowder

Boston is well known for its quirky neighbourhoods and thriving food scene. The local bars and restaurants cook a mean bowl of New England-style clam chowder and lobster rolls are a staple. The perfect tasty treat on a crisp fall day in Boston.

Planning a holiday to Boston?

Boston is a city that celebrates its past, while looking to the future. Visitors can’t help but fall in love with its quirky neighbourhoods and glorious open spaces. You can visit Boston at any time of year and it’s absolutely beautiful but there is something very special about a holiday to Boston in the Fall.  Contact us today and our travel experts can advise you on the best packages and itineraries that we have available and start planning your holiday to Boston today.

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By Leah Quinn

Travel Expert

Favourite Destination: Boston is one of America’s great historical cities, famous for the Tea Party that began the war of Independence, but it’s much more. it's a city filled with small winding streets lined with great bars and world class restaurants. Check out the bustling North End with traditional Italian restaurants. Walk along the new redeveloped waterside area with, stopping in cafe's along the way and a visit to the famous Faneuil Hall is a must. New England enjoys warm summer and cool winters but it is famous for its breathtaking falls. Many of our customers combine a city stay with a beach holiday in Cape Cod, just a 90 minute car ride from Boston itself. From Boston’s bright lights to Cape Cod’s unspoilt beaches, It's the perfect combination for a summer holiday.

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