Fall is one of the most beautiful times in Boston, and there are lots of festivals and activities to keep you busy. The weather is generally great – not yet winter, but not hot, and the scenery is fantastic. Here are our top five things to do.
Fall Things to Do in Boston
King Richard’s Faire – this popular renaissance festival, located in Carver, MA is running through October 21, 2012. The festival takes place on over 80-acres of land and includes non-stop entertainment, renaissance food, and a fun atmosphere.
Pumpkin and apple picking – there are family-friendly farms and pumpkin patches located in many Boston suburbs. My favorites are Honey Pot Hill in Stow, MA and Belkin Farm in Natick, MA. There are many other farms too – just make sure you find one that serves apple cider donuts!
Boston Duck Tours – fall in Boston is the perfect time to take a tour of the city on one of the popular Duck Tour buses. In the summer, the Duck Tours are typically crowded, but crowds thin out in the fall.
Salem, MA – Salem celebrates Halloween for the entire month of October, and if you are visiting Boston, it’s worth the trip. Visit their website to find out how you can take public transportation to get there.
The Head of the Charles Regatta – the word-famous Head of the Charles Regatta will take place October 20th-21st, 2012. If you are visiting the city during that time, definitely check out the regatta – it’s a classic Boston event.