The Best Things to Do in Boston in the Fall
Autumn breezes, vibrant scenery, and exciting arts and culture make Boston an amazing destination for a fall getaway. As we take back our wanderlust this year, it's time to engage in fabulous fall fun in the heart of New England. Experience the colorful fall foliage in Boston's beautiful parks, gardens, and leafy neighborhoods. Enjoy a concert or holiday show in the Boston Theater District or at one of the many historic venues and playhouses. Take a historic walking tour, embark on a whale watching adventure, or cheer on Boston's sports teams.
Whether you're craving a romantic getaway, a night on the town, sightseeing with the kids, or a long holiday weekend, Boston is an energizing place for discovery this season. Check out our top 6 things to do in Boston this Fall from the concierge at the Hotel Revere Boston Common. All you have to do is pack a warm jacket and your sense of adventure.
See the Fall Foliage at the Boston Public Garden
Marvel at the changing colors on the trees as they turn from green and crimson to gold at America's first botanical garden. The Boston Public Garden is a beautiful and historic outdoor space for enjoying the stunning fall foliage throughout the month.
Walk the winding paths through the majestic trees and take a ride in a Swan Boatand soak up the radiant autumn scenery as you pedal around the lagoon. Snap a photo as the late-afternoon sunlight cascades across the water.
Go Ice Skating on Frog Pond
One of the coolest things to do in Boston in November is to go ice skating on Boston Common's Frog Pond. Boston's famous ice rink welcomes back skaters for the 2021-2022 season, opening November 18th. Glide with glee on the ice surrounded by the golden fall foliage and the energy of downtown Boston. Voted the best outdoor skating rink in the country, Boston Common Frog Pond offers daily public skating, skate rentals and sharpening, and season passes.
Whale Watching on Boston Harbor
November is the last month of the fall whale watching season in New England. By the end of the month the humpback and minke whales will be headed out for warmer waters. Experience the New England Aquarium Whale Watch – the best whale watching tour in Massachusetts - in partnership with Boston Harbor City Cruises. Departing from the Central Wharf, these exciting whale watching tours give you a front-row seat to the ocean's most magnificent creatures and stunning views of the Boston skyline and colorful leaves.
See a Boston Bruins or Patriots Game
Boston is a sports town, and November is a fantastic month to catch the fever. See a Boston Celtics game at TD Garden or cheer on the Bruins as they heat up the ice for a night of NHL action. Head out to Gillette Stadium to see the New England Patriots battle the NFL's best on their home field.
Enjoy the Freedom Trail Tour
The crisp days of November are the perfect time for a Boston walking tour. Explore the red brick Freedom Trail and discover Boston's captivating history. Stop at 16 historic sites, churches, museums, meeting houses, and markers that tell the story of the American Revolution and our fight for freedom. Stop for delicious local eats and seafood along the trail at the legendary Union Oyster House or the food hall at the Quincy Market / Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
See a Show in Boston's Theater District
With the weather colder and the days shorter, Boston's Theater District lights up with incredible performances, shows, musicals and avant-garde productions. Boston's vibrant performing arts scene takes center stage at more than a dozen venues in Downtown Theatre District, including the Boston Opera House, Wang Center, Emerson Colonial Theatre, Shubert Theatre, Wilbur Theatre, and the Charles Playhouse.
Enjoy popular Broadway hits, opera, dance, and comedy acts at the historic Colonial Theatre, which sparkles with a crystal chandelier and hand-painted murals. Take the kids to see A Very Electric Christmas at the Colonial on November 27th.
Celebrate the holiday season with the Boston Ballet's magical production of The Nutcracker at the Boston Opera House with shows throughout November and December. The Wang Theater presents two shows of the Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical on November 26th.
Fall Getaways at Revere Hotel Boston Common
Live rebelliously and explore America's most historic city from the Revere Hotel Boston Common. With a creative spirit and playful sense of adventure, our Back Bay boutique hotel immerses you in Boston's culture and warm New England hospitality. We're within steps of the Boston Public Garden, Freedom Trail, the Theater District, and the city's Fall festivities and events.
After your fall adventures, settle into our luxurious rooms and suites with original décor, downtown views, and Boston swagger. Savor witty New England pub fare, local beer, and artisan cocktails at Rebel's Guild, the perfect place to gather with friends and raise a glass. For easy fall getaways, check out our curated hotel specials with parking, suite upgrades, and dining discounts.