Fall in Boston is one of the most talked about travel seasons. Soak in the crisp air, watch the leaves turn shades of crimson and gold, and enjoy some of the best seasonal festivals Boston has to offer. If you’re booking Boston fall travel, we’ve got some great activities to add to your itinerary.
Get spooked! A Boston Halloween is a spooky celebration. Explore the various historic graveyards throughout the city and hear tales of grisly murders and unsolved mysteries while on the Ghosts & Gravestones Tour. If you have time, take a day trip to Salem (about 45 minutes from Boston), where you can explore the “witch capital of the world.”
Explore fall foliage on bike. Boston is one of the easiest cities to bike in, so rent your bike and take off for a fall foliage tour on 2 wheels. If you’d prefer, book a bike tour with Urban Aventours, located just on the other side of Faneuil Hall and a short walk from XV Beacon Hotel. Tours depart several times daily.
The Head of the Charles Regatta. A Boston tradition, the Head of the Charles Regatta
takes place in late October and welcomes rowers (scullers) from around the world to the Charles River. Pack a picnic, head to the river, and cop a squat under one of the colorful trees while you watch the regatta.
Get sporty. Boston sports fans come out in full force in the fall. Cheer on the Boston Bruins, Boston Celtics and the New England Patriots during the season. With TD Garden in the city, catching a hockey or basketball game couldn’t be easier. Thanks to a new train leaving from North Station, you can easily get to Gillette Stadium for a Patriots game.
Need help pulling together a fall itinerary for your Boston visit? Our concierge will be happy to help. Get in touch and let them know your preferences, days and times, and we’ll have an itinerary waiting for you when you check into XV Beacon.