Boston is a vibrant city known for its rich history, culture, and beauty. Brimming with travelers, it has a significant influence in the states. Experience the charming city of Boston in November, when the holiday season kicks off and the city gets into festive mode.
Spend a day exploring museums, catch a show at the Theatre District, join in Boston Comedy Festival, and meet the Prince of Wales – Prince William, visiting Boston. Enjoy ice skating on Boston Common's Frog Pond, and don't forget to soak up the last few weeks of gorgeous fall foliage.
If you plan to visit Boston, here are a few of our favorite Boston activities to inspire your November trip from our concierge.
Spend a Day at the Museums
Boston is filled with history and culture, from the city's oldest public park to renowned museums. Spend a day exploring museums and explore exciting exhibits. Visit Paul Revere House; the oldest remaining structure is a rare example of 17th-century urban architecture with compelling artifacts, where the legendary patriot Paul Revere started the "Midnight Ride."
Explore the comprehensive art collection of nearly 450,000 works ranging from ancient Egyptian sculptures to contemporary masterpieces at the Museum of Fine Arts. Tour Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum and participate in the event that led to the American Revolution. Experience the fateful night of December 16, 1773, with live actors, interactive exhibits, authentically restored tea ships, and the moving documentary "Let it Begin Here."
Be dazzled at the Museum of Science, offering 700 interactive exhibits and shows at the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the only domed IMAX screen in New England at Mugar Omni Theater. Indulge in the new digital experience – MOS at home and get fresh content daily with live presentations, creative engineering projects, podcasts, and kid-friendly activities.
See a Show in the Theatre District
Enjoy excellent Boston theatre performances and shows in the downtown Theatre District. From popular Broadway musicals to Avant-Garde, you will get everything to experience. November brings you an exciting mix of Broadway favorites, Tony Award-winning productions, musicals, comedies, and experimental theater.
Schedule for Top November Theater Shows in Boston
- Six The Musical at Emerson Colonial Theatre: November 9, 2022–January 15, 2023
- Cirque du Soleil: ‘Twas the Night Before at Wang Theatre: November 25–December 11, 2022
- Boston Ballet: The Nutcracker at Boston Opera House: November 25–December 31, 2022
- Blue Man Group at Charles Playhouse: Multiple shows all month
Enjoy The Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House
Visit the Opera House and be a part of New England's favorite holiday tradition – The Nutcracker from November 25 - December 31. Let the gold standard performance amaze you with its beloved characters, swoon-worthy sets, and unmatched choreography. From the Sugar Plum Fairy's dance to the breathtaking snow scene, the classical ballet paired with Tchaikovsky's ageless symphony is a stunning show.
Catch the Best Views of Gorgeous Fall Foliage
Celebrate the month of November with scenic fall foliage combined with a delicious brunch or lunch. Hop on a Fall Foliage Brunch Cruise on Northern Lights and savor a gourmet brunch while enjoying panoramic views of the Boston Harbor.
Stroll through the Public Garden and footbridge across the lagoon to spot the bright splashes of foliage. Enjoy the spectacular display of colors at Boston Common, dotted with almost 700 oaks, beech, chestnut, maple, and even elm trees.
Walk along the river paths at the leafy Boston Esplanade to catch the stunning views of the hued leaves that stretch from Beacon Hill to beyond Back Bay.
Savor Some Laughs at Boston Comedy Festival
Join the Boston Comedy Festival featuring hundreds of comedians from all over the world. Enjoy comedy shows, workshops, and special events. This four-day event brings the New England community together with comedy performances and promoting happiness. Check out the schedule for November:
- City Winery – November 4
- Somerville Theatre - November 12
- City Winery – November 19
Ice Skate on Boston Common's Frog Pond
One of the best winter activities is hitting the ice rink, and the Boston Common Frog Pond is one of the best places for a skating spectacular. Beloved by locals and tourists, it is known for its winter skating program. Take a spin around the pond, or watch skaters zoom by; you will enjoy the entire experience.
Meet the Prince of Wales
The newly named Prince and Princess of Wales will visit Boston on December 2 for the 2022 Earth shot Prize awards ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Dorchester.
Experience November at Revere Hotel
Experience the local culture this November at Hotel Revere Boston Common. Walking around the city becomes enjoyable with gorgeous fall foliage and crisp air. Located in the charming Back Bay neighborhood, our boutique hotel is close to Boston's most popular attractions, including the Boston Opera House, Boston Public Garden, Paul Revere House, Theatre District, and Boston Common Frog Pond.
Treat yourself to one of our luxury rooms and suites, featuring views of the Boston city skyline and creative New England fare at Rebel's Guild. Elevate your stay with our current hotel packages, including the Winter Warmer Package with overnight parking (a $42 value) and the Home (Town) for Holidays special.