The Fall in Boston is a beautiful time of year. The city is ablaze with fall foliage. Yellow and crimson leaves paint parks and cityscapes turning Boston into a kaleidoscope of color. And the scenery this season is truly spectacular. So, get out and discover the top places to see the vibrant fall displays throughout Boston. Tip: October is the peak month when Boston is magical.
- 1. Boston Common – Dating back to 1625, this beautiful and historic park is the center of activity and gathering for Bostonians. The beech, chestnut, maple, and elm trees dotted across the Common offer a spectacular display of color throughout October and November.
- 2. Boston's Public Garden - In the heart of Boston Proper, the beautiful Public Garden wows with bright splashes of foliage on trees, shrubs, small ornamental Japanese maple trees. Shifting autumn tones and late blooming roses create a colorful scene. Walk onto the bridge across the Lagoon for stunning views.
- 3. Esplanade - The leafy Boston Esplanade, the long park stretching along the Charles River across from Beacon Hill to the Back Bay, turns into a ribbon of gold and orange in October when Boston's fall foliage begins to reach its peak. Walk, jog, or bicycle along river paths to see the colorful leaves reflecting in the water.
- 4. Rose Kennedy Greenway - Trees, shrubs, perennials, and ornamental grasses along the Rose Kennedy Greenway fill Boston with brilliant fall hues. Sit on the benches or walk to the North End for a carousel ride in the autumn scenery. The Chinatown section is blanketed with the colorful leaves of small trees, peonies, rhododendrons, and grasses along the stream and waterfall – a gorgeous spot for a stroll.
- 5. Arnold Arboretum - See magnificent displays of Boston's fall foliage at the Arnold Arboretum, a jewel in Boston's Emerald Necklace. The Arboretum's thousands of trees put on a fiery display throughout October. Meet on the Visitor Center lawn to learn about the trees and shrubs bursting with brilliant fall colors or take a guided tour. Located in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood of Boston, the 265-acre Arboretum is free and open every day.
- 6. Fenway & Back Bay Fens – The neighborhood around Fenway Park is filled with tree-lined streets turning golden during October. Explore Ramler Park with colorful leaves and late-blooming roses, and the tree-filled Back Bay Fens, a slice of nature along Muddy River and in the shadows of the legendary baseball field. Discover the Emerald Necklace parks to take in the brilliant foliage in Victory Gardens and Kelleher Rose Gardens.
- 7. Back Bay, Bay Village & South End – These tree-lined neighborhoods in central Boston are a panorama of colorful fall leaves. Brilliant trees can be found throughout Bay Village, the Back Bay, and the South End. Walk down the narrow streets of Bay Village, Boston's smallest neighborhood, to see Federal-period row houses overshadowed by tall trees that turn golden in the fall progresses. Back Bay's Commonwealth Avenue, a statue-filled boulevard with a park down the middle, is breathtaking with its Autumn golds and reds.
- 8. Beacon Hill – Walk through Boston's oldest and most historic neighborhood to experience gorgeous leafy streets and golden colors. Start on Charles Street and go explore the side streets going up the hill where narrow alleys and lanes blaze with color. Stroll up Mount Vernon street to tree-filled Louisburg Square.
A Hotel Immersed in Boston's Fall Colors
Experience the Fall foliage all around the Revere Hotel Boston Common. Immersed in the Back Bay, steps from Boston Common, Revere Hotel puts you in the heart of the city's color and culture. Enjoy luxury rooms and suites with beautiful city and Back Bay views. After a day of viewing Boston's leafy landscapes, relax at [email protected] - the best rooftop bar and lounge in Boston. Enjoy local cuisine and cocktails while taking in the city's autumn majesty. With our latest hotel specials , experiencing Boston in the Fall just got a little easier.