Fall is the season when the East coast is at its best, the weather is surprisingly mild and there are so many fun things to do. Here are 10 fun fall activities to try in Boston.
1. Rent Bikes
Fall is the perfect time to rent bikes and ride around the city. It is often too hot and humid in the summer to enjoy biking around for fun, but in early fall it is the perfect time to go for a ride. You can rent city bikes almost anywhere in Boston, and ride through Cambridge, along the Charles, or in downtown if you are feeling adventurous. This is a great way to see the city and especially when the leaves are changing color.
2. Apple Picking
Apple picking is a new England tradition that is surprisingly fun. Especially if you are not from the East coast, it is a unique fall tradition that you should try at least once while in Boston. This is great to try on a warm day in the fall to get outside and away from the city for a bit. If you love to bake it is fun to make fall themed baked goods with your apples. This is the essential fall activity, and there are so many apple orchards close to Boston it is a super easy activity to do.
3. Watch the Head Of the Charles Regatta
For anyone who is a fan of sports, this is one of the largest regattas in the world, and you can watch crew teams from all over the country compete on the Charles. This is a great way to take in the fall scenery and watch a fun event. Even if you don’t know much about crew, it is still entertaining to watch and easy to follow, and afterward you can explore Harvard Square. You can stay for just one race, or watch as many as you want, and get to experience a unique major sporting event.
4. Tour The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is a unique art museum that was started by a wealthy woman in the beginning of the 20th century. Her personal art collection is featured in her mansion in the Fenway area, and all the art was curated and placed by her, and has never been moved. This is a super unique museum and is full of history. This is unlike typical art museums, with pantings placed randomly and an extravagant mansion to explore. If you want something to do on a rainy fall day, this is the perfect place to visit.
5. Take A Walking Tour
Boston is full of history, and a great way to explore the city, and learn about its history is to take a walking tour. There are many options for different walking tours depending on your interests, but a classic is the freedom trail walking tour. You can even find a map and follow walking tours on your own if you don’t want to to take a guided tour. This is great for a warm fall day, and you can learn so much about the city as you go. You can also explore various neighborhoods in Boston, and easily get a feel for the city. You can also stop for food along the way, or explore different shops and sites as you go.
6. Visit Harvard Square
Harvard square is a great area to visit when you’re in Boston, especially in the fall. You can explore the Harvard campus and walk around the square. There are great shops and restaurants you can try, and you can also walk along the Charles. Harvard square is always full of students, and is a great place to explore, you can also explore the various bookstores and cafes in the area. This is great if you want to go somewhere outside of downtown Boston, but is still really close to the city.
7. Visit the MFA
Another great activity for a rainy day, the MFA has a range of great art. With an extensive impressionist collection, and rotating modern art exhibits, this is a great art museum to visit on a colder fall day. Located in the Fenway area, the MFA is close to a lot of great restaurants and shops as well. The MFA also has deals for students, and is great if you love art.
8. Go To A Patriots Game
If you are a football fan, you can watch the Patriots play in a home game in Gillette stadium during the fall. New England football fans love the patriots, and it can be really fun to go to a home game even if you are not the biggest football fan. This is a great activity to do in early fall when the it is still warm outside, and is a great way to participate in an authentic Boston activity.
9. Get Dinner in The North End
The North End is another historic part of Boston that is a great place to visit. This small Italian neighborhood is full of authentic Italian restaurants. You can walk down the street and pick any restaurant and you will be guaranteed a great meal. The small and charming streets make you feel like you are actually in Italy, and this is a great place to explore. This is a great lively neighborhood with tons of options for food, and is a great place to explore.
10. Visit the Boston Public Library
The Boston public library is beautiful and has classical architecture as well as a modern portion. This is a great place to just visit and explore, and take in the beautiful painted ceilings and marble staircases. This is also a great place to do some work or reading, and is a quiet place to escape in the middle of the city. Right next to copley square you can also visit local farmers markets that often happen through October in Copley Square.