Looking to do something a little different in Boston this fall? If you’ve had your fair share of leaf-peeping, we have a few of the best little-known fall activities, sure to please any traveler:
Did you know you could take a cruise from Boston? Check out the gorgeous coastline and the changing colors along the New England and Eastern Canadian coastlines with various day-long cruises and overnight trips, leaving just steps from XV Beacon’s front door. Fall foliage cruises depart throughout October.
If you’re feeling childish, grab the kids, put on your Halloween costume and head over to Boston Common’s Frog Pond on Sunday, October 22 for a Halloween Pumpkin Festival. This free event takes place from 4:30-6:30pm and refreshments, music, and lots of family activities will be had, including the anticipated Pumpkin Float. Bring an 8-inch or smaller hollowed out carved pumpkin – it will be lit and then floated on Frog Pond for a spectacular display from the glowing pumpkin luminaries.
One of Boston’s most coveted sporting events takes place every fall, when rowers from around the world converge on the Charles River for the Head of the Charles Regatta. The event takes place October 21 and 22, 8am – 4:30pm along the Charles. Viewing is free from most locations. Fall foliage along the river is usually near peak on this weekend – so bring your camera!