The Best Fall Activities in Boston

October 2, 2019
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Everyone gets so excited for Fall, but now that it's here, what exactly is there to do!?

Well, the answer is that there is a lot to do! has all your Fall activities in & around Boston:

  • The most obvious answer is to visit a little north of Boston in Salem, MA throughout the month of October. Between the the Salem Witch Museum, the House of Seven Gables & so many other historic activities, you won't have trouble finding something to do there!
  • The Boston Children's Museum will host the city's perennial Maker Faire, geared specifically toward kids. There, they will learn about creative technologies like robotics, graphic design, and all kinds of engineering specialties. They will able to participate in activities including making their own superhero logo! (Dates are TBD)
  • You can head to the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology for Day of the Dead Celebrations. There’s the evening celebration on the first night, which treats guests to savory Mexican food while they remember their lost ones. Then, on another date during the day, families can enjoy themselves in a celebratory welcoming of the spirits of loved ones with live mariachi music, skull decorating, and artwork. (Dates TBD)
  • Fright Fest at Six Flags New England is popular during Halloween time! During the day, kids will love the mild scares and fun activities, such as street parties, a trick-or-treat trail, a dance party, and all your favorite rides and attractions. At night, however, the adults can enjoy haunted houses, eerie regions, and terrifying attractions.(September 21-October 27)
  • For some educational fun, take the Freedom Trail Tour to learn about the colonial history of the area.
  • Summer is over and Winter is still a distance away, so now is the perfect time for bike riding! Consider taking a beautiful bike ride with the Urban AdvenTours Fall Foliage Bike Tour of Boston or simply ride around the Boston Common or along the waterfront of the Charles. 
  • Speaking of the Charles, you can go for a cruise, taking you past Boston’s historic skyline and beautiful waterfront scenery. (Only through mid-October)
  • Beer lovers rejoice! Take a tour of a local brewery like Sam Adams, Harpoon, or Night Shift for a taste of their traditional favorites and seasonal standouts. Better yet, check out the Sam Adams OctoberFest events, running all October long!
  • If you're a reader, you'll love the Boston Book Festival. Enjoy an entire day of lectures, presentations, performances, and discussions all about writing and reading books. Plus, there’s a killer book fair where you can often get books signed by participating authors. (October 19-20)
  • Of course, get out there and do some apple picking at one of the local farms just outside the city – a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy the bountiful harvests of fall.
  • And don't forget, Bruins & Celtics games will be starting very soon!