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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. There are some great fall New England road trips you can do from Boston too, but if you are staying in the local area, there’s so much to see and do. Here are our top five fall things to do in Boston.
Fall Things to Do in Boston
King Richard’s Faire – this popular renaissance festival, located in Carver, MA is running through October 20, 2013. 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! These places can get very crowded on the weekends, and fill up with school groups on weekdays. Arrive early for the best selection and smaller crowds.
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, making it the perfect time to visit.
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 world-famous Head of the Charles Regatta will take place October 19th and 20th, 2013. If you are visiting the city during that time, definitely check out the regatta – it’s a classic Boston event.