September 20, 2016
Summer is officially over this week and the season of pumpkin spiced lattes, flannel sweaters and fall foliage is upon us. While the warm weather may be leaving us, there’s still plenty of time to enjoy the sights of Boston before winter hits. If you are looking for things to do in Boston this fall, check out the following fun (and free) activities happening around town in October and November:
- If you’re a bookworm like me, you’ll want to swing by the Boston Book Festival in Copley Square on October 15th. Not only is this event FREE, but you can attend sessions, hear from your favorite authors and attend book signings! Plus, you can stop into the Boston Public Library next door if you’re in need of more literary entertainment.
- A personal fall favorite of mine is walking the Freedom Trail. As the temperatures cool down, it is the perfect time to walk the 2.5-mile route without breaking a sweat. Additionally, you get the added bonus of viewing the fall foliage as you walk throughout the city. Don’t forget to visit the historic sites along the way, such as Paul Revere’s house, the Bunker Hill Monument and Faneuil Hall.
- We take our sports very seriously up here in New England and fall is the best time to check out a game. Swing by Fenway Park if you want to see the Red Sox hit it out of the park, stop by TD Garden to check out the Bruins on the ice or the Celtics on the court, or venture out a little further down to Gillette to watch the Patriots dominate on the field. Or if you’re like me, you’ll head over to your favorite college hockey arena to cheer on your team (Go Terriers!)
- Check out the Head of the Charles Regatta on October 22-23. Every year, the Head of the Charles attracts over 11,000 local and elite athletes to compete in the biggest two-day rowing event. Wander along the banks of the Charles in Cambridge or Boston to view the gorgeous fall sights and enjoy the races.
- Tour a brewery! Nothing says fall quite like pumpkin-flavored ale. Both Sam Adams and Harpoon host larger Octoberfest events in September, but their breweries are always open to the public. Stop into Sam Adams for a free tour and tasting or head over to Harpoon and order your favorite beer and pair it with a delicious pretzel. (Yum!)