Fall is in full swing and if you’re lucky enough to call yourself a Bostonian, there are plenty of autumn activities to enjoy. Despite our beloved Red Sox failing to qualify for the playoffs for the second year in a row, there are many ways to celebrate the season. Here are just a few.
Just because you’re living in the city doesn’t mean you can enjoy the fall foliage. Head to one of the Bean’s many parks, such as the Common, Greenway or Back Bay Fens to enjoy a fall picnic or simply take in the sights. Foliage is Boston is easier to find that you think – you don’t need to travel to New Hampshire or Vermont.
Who doesn’t love a well-crafted beverage from time-to-time? Boston is fortunate to be home to several great breweries, including Sam Adams and Harpoon, both of which have several releases for fall. Sip on an Octoberfest or UFO Pumpkin to experience the local hops for yourself.
Head of the Charles
One of the largest regattas in the area, the Head of the Charles is a coveted Boston tradition. Check out the best rowers in the country (and world) compete for the annual trophy. It’s a fantastic excuse to enjoy the comfortable fall weather that the city offers.
Day Trips a Plenty
One of the great perks of living in the city is quick and easy access to other parts of the state. The North Shore – most notably Salem – has long been a go-to fall destination for Bay Staters. Salem, which, in addition to its festive Halloween and witch-themed events, offers fine dining and shops, is accessible via bus, rail or a short drive. Rather go south? Cape Cod and the Islands are becoming increasingly accessible for city dwellers; best of all, the crowds often die down after Columbus Day, meaning quieter beaches and less time spent waiting for a dinner reservation.
The fall is a perfect time to take a tour of Boston. The weather is much more comfortable than summer and it’s typically easier to get a ticket to a trolley or duck boat. A city tour allows brings the beautiful fall foliage, as well as local landmarks to you.