Events to do in Boston in the Fall – Hampshire House
Crisp weather, breathtaking colors, and cozy sweaters are all part of Boston in the fall. So are a multitude of events that allow you to absorb all the autumnal beauty our historic city has to offer. As longtime Boston lovers and residents, we here at Hampshire House selected several of our favorite seasonal activities to share.
Boston Fall Foliage Tours
Boston’s fall foliage is amazing, and you have several ways to enjoy it. One option is a guided tour exploring New Hampshire’s White Mountains. It’s a driving tour down the top 34 miles in the county for viewing the changing leaf colors. Learn more.
Additional fall foliage tours are offered annually, providing an array of options for experiencing the season in a way that suits you best. If you prefer heading out on your own or with a few friends to absorb the beauty, you can certainly do that too.
Three of the best areas to experience fall foliage in Boston include:
- The Public Garden, in the heart of Boston Proper
- Boston Common, a historic 44-acre plot that serves as a city center of activity
- The Esplanade, a long, narrow park abutting the Charles River, stretching from Beacon Hill to Back Bay and beyond
Boston Arts Festival
The city’s natural beauty is supplemented by artistic beauty during the annual Boston Arts Festival. Taking place over a two-day period in September every year, the event is an extravaganza of visual and performing arts at Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park on Boston Harbor.
Run by the same people behind Artists Crossing Gallery and the Beacon Hill Art Walk, the Arts Festival also kicks off Boston’s Art Open Studios season. The festival features performances from local musicians and dozens of craftspeople and visual artists showcasing and selling their vast variety of work.
Boston Fall Cruises
Local cruises provide a different perspective of Boston, and many of them run well into the fall season. The Boston Whale Watching Cruise provides a three-hour experience that gives you a ship deck view of humpback whales, finback whales, and dolphins.
Enjoy a luxurious evening with the Boston Harbor Champagne Sunset Sail. The tour departs from Rowes Wharf and offers a stunning view of several waterfront landmarks at sundown.
Additional fall boat tours and cruises range from daytime sailing cruises to a ride in a historic yacht. Once again, the vast variety of options allows you to enjoy the season in a manner that suits you best.
Create Your Own Fall Event
If you’d prefer to experience an event that’s even more personalized, you’re always welcome to create your own. Perhaps you want to celebrate the change of season with an intimate, friendly gathering. Or you’d like to invite coworkers and friends to a larger gathering featuring an exquisite seasonal menu and drinks.
Whatever option you choose, it will be a memorable one if you hold it at Hampshire House, the premier venue for distinctive private events and corporate celebrations. Learn more or book your reservations by contacting us today.