Autumn in Boston is absolutely glorious with perfect weather and endless activities and events. The city is buzzing with cultural energy, from football games to food markets, car shows to clambakes, which celebrate the spirit of Boston. Discover the best things to do in Boston this month with tips from our local expert at the Revere Hotel Boston Common.
1. Catch a Patriots Game at Gillette Stadium
Join passionate New England Patriots fans as the home team kicks off their regular season football games at Gillette Stadium. Cheer on the Pats as they battle the NFL's best teams at this open-air stadium in the town of Foxborough, MA, a short drive from downtown Boston.
2. Experience the Rose Kennedy Greenway
Explore Boston's vibrant neighborhoods along the Rose Kennedy Greenway - the city's cultural and recreation playground. The urban greenspace and string of parks features beautiful fountains, public art installations, a carousel, food trucks, a beer garden, and fun happenings through the season.
- Greenway Food Trucks - Stop at the over 35 trucks offering culinary goodness, from Korean to local seafood at several locations each day.
- Farmers Market in Dewey Square - Shop for fresh produce, meat, cheese, breads, pastries, and ice cream on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11am - 4pm
- Chinatown Farmer's Market in Chin Park - Shop for fresh Chinese vegetables, fruits, seafood, and staples such as rice, nuts, honey, noodles, and beans. The Chinatown Farmer's Market on The Greenway is open September 10 and 17th, 10am - 2pm.
- Trillium Beer Garden in the Wharf District Parks - Spend an afternoon enjoying draft beer by Trillium Brewing Company and the city's best food trucks. Trillium Beer Garden is open Thursday and Friday 2 - 10pm, Saturday noon - 10pm, and Sunday noon - 6pm.
- City Winery Open Air Wine Garden on Dewey Square - Sip locally-crafted wine on tap and craft beer and cider by Harpoon Brewery along with a menu of fresh wraps, cheese boards, and snacks. Across from South Station, the outdoor wine garden is open Wednesday through Sunday.
3. See a Show in the Boston Theater District
See Broadway shows, musicals, opera, dance, comedy shows, and avant-garde productions in the vibrant Boston Theater District just south of Boston Common. Downtown's Theater District houses more than a dozen theaters and venues, including Emerson's Colonial Theatre
, Orpheum Theatre
, and the historic Boston Opera House
. This month, you can see popular shows such as the Blue Man Group at the Charles Playhouse and Tina - The Tina Turner Musical at Citizens Bank Opera House.
4. Enjoy an Evening at Boston Lights at Franklin Park Zoo
See the Franklin Park Zoo transform into an evening wonderland with more than 55 brilliant outdoor light displays. Experience the wonder of magnificent displays and hundreds of beautifully crafted lanterns that illuminate the 72-acre zoo through September 25th.
The Franklin Park Zoo also presents Ales & Tails
on September 10th. Sip delicious New England craft beers as you encounter a Caribbean flamingo
flock and learn about zoo wildlife, including Mexican gray wolves
and snow leopards
5. The Boston Cup Classic Car Show on Boston Common
See more than 100 exceptional vintage and classic cars on display at the Boston Cup classic
car show on Boston Common. The annual event takes place on September 25, 2022, 9am - 2pm, near the Parkman Bandstand. Celebrate the innovations of design, speed, engineering, safety, and artistry over time. If you don't want to spring for a ticket, which range from $50 to $100, you can get a good look at the cars as they leave Boston Common around 2pm.
6. Enjoy the Best Concerts in Boston
Music lovers will find their favorite artists rocking Boston throughout September. From legends like Aerosmith at Fenway Park to the Outlaw Music Fest with Willie Nelson at Xfinity Center, Boston buzzes with music and creative energy.
- Van Morrison - Leader Bank Pavilion - September 3
- My Chemical Romance - TD Garden - September 7
- Bruno Mars - MGM Music Hall @ Fenway Park - September 7, 9, 11
- Aerosmith - Fenway Park - September 8
- Red Hot Chili Peppers - Fenway Park - September 10
- Florence & The Machine - TD Garden - September 14
- Tom Jones - Orpheum Theatre - September 14
- Eric Clapton - TD Garden - September 16
- Outlaw Music Fest with Willie Nelson - Xfinity Center- September 16
- Jason Aldean - Xfinity Center- September 17
- Lizzo - TD Garden - September 30
7. South End Open Studios
Find inspiration at the South End Open Studios, showcasing the works of 250 South End artists, September 17 -18th. Browse the open studios and meet the artists where they create. Explore diverse artistic experiences over the South End Open Studios weekend, attracting thousands of locals and visitors from across the state.
Discover the art studios housed in transformed 19th century factories and warehouses, creating the largest concentration of artists and designers in the city of Boston.
8. Rooftop Lobster & Clam Bake at Revere Hotel Boston Common
Celebrate autumn the New England way with a Rooftop Lobster & Clam Bake at Revere Hotel Boston Common. Enjoy a raw bar, appetizers, a lobster and clam bake, steamed mussels, and dessert while grooving to yacht rock classics from DJ J-Wall. Dust off your captain hat and pop up to Rooftop@Revere - Boston's largest rooftop bar.
The event will be held on September 22nd from 6:30pm to 8:30pm on the rooftop at Revere Hotel Boston Common. You can still get tickets
to this rooftop experience for $124 per person, including tax and tip. Your ticket includes cuisine from Executive Chef Suraj Chopra, a welcome cocktail, and entertainment.
Make A Night of It at Revere Hotel Boston Common
Embrace the bold, rebellious spirit of Boston at the Revere Hotel, offering luxury rooms and suites with sweeping views of the Back Bay neighborhood. Our quintessentially Boston hotel is located near the Theater District, Boston Common, the South End, Fenway Park, TD Garden, and the city's most exciting attractions and events. Make planning a fall getaway easy with our Revere Hotel specials and packages
and fall in love with America's most iconic city.