Explore the city where the new and the old are in constant conversation, where cobbled-stone streets meet glass-enclosed shopping galleries, where The Freedom Trail landmarks stand beside cutting edge restaurants and renowned performance theatres brush shoulders with trendy nightclubs.
Uncover Boston’s past while enjoying its distinctively modern edge, enjoy the old masters and the brew masters, pedal-powered swan boat rides or high-speed catamaran whale watches. Shop artisanal markets or chic boutiques. While the afternoon away at a sidewalk café or dine from the popular food trucks found throughout the city. Enjoy star-studded concerts, some under the stars. Take a walking tour or blaze a trail of your own. Stroll the lively waterfront or cruise the historic harbour.
There’s so much to do — you simply have to visit!
FALL FOR BOSTON, LIKE NEVER BEFORE
Cooler and crisper temperatures means more energy to enjoy the many things to do, see and experience in Boston! The city’s autumnal flair will create colourful and memorable moments.
Boston is at its most beautiful in the fall. As the leaves turn, Boston’s parks put on an unforgettable show, complementing the historic architecture.
A walk along the city’s Freedom Trail now doubles as a foliage tour. It’s a great time to visit Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace, as the crowds thin out, but the weather is still pleasant. On a cooler day, take a stroll through the gorgeous indoor courtyard of the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.
EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS
Get outside in Boston, one of America’s great walking cities where the historic port, beautiful waterways, elaborate bike paths and networks of urban green space invite you to have fun outdoors.
Take the quick ferry ride out to the Boston Harbor Islands or run and bike along the Charles River Esplanade or stroll along the Boston HarborWalk to take in views of Boston Harbor and the diverse neighbourhoods that border the sea.
Enjoy beautiful waterways, elaborate bike paths & networks of urban green space.
Boston’s cultural calendar is bouncing back with contemporary and classic plays, musicals, classical masterworks, jazz performances, rock concerts, and much more.
From artisan markets to farmers markets, food festivals and cultural celebrations, there is ample opportunity to experience locally sourced, and locally organised, events that showcase the best of Boston’s creative economy.
In Boston the Oktoberfest celebrations have begun! The Hub hosts several such occasions over the next several weeks, so clean out your stein – or your lederhosen if you’ve got a pair – and prepare to indulge, or imbibe, in some seasonal festivities.
TOURS & TRAILS
Fun if by land, fun if by sea. Enjoy both with Boston’s many diverse tours, trails and sails! Fun if by land, fun if by sea. Follow the Whale Trail, Walk the Freedom Trail, Black Heritage or Equality Trail. Take a harbor cruise or tour by foot, bicycle, trolley or “duck”. Discover it all – your journey through Boston begins here!
Boston is a world-class culinary destination. Foodies will enjoy succulent seafood, scrumptious sweets, and ethnic enclaves with eclectic menus. For the social foodie, shared plates and tapas options are aplenty. Check out food halls such as the iconic Quincy Market or the newly opened Time Out Market.
EXPLORE LIKE A LOCAL
Make the most of your visit, road trip, or local adventure! Discover a new neighbourhood and come see what a vibrant place Boston is.
Each Boston neighbourhood tells its own story, a tale of community, culture, and eclectic commercial areas that showcase the best of Boston’s history and contemporary landscape. Cross-cultural celebrations, ethnic culinary offerings, diverse festivals, and a multitude of storefronts and local businesses collectively create an authentic Boston experience. Go see where real Bostonians live, work and play.
No other region of the country displays fall’s colours like New England. A trip north of Boston to Kittery, Maine, will make for a dazzling show-and provide plenty of great shopping opportunities at the Kittery Outlets. Head south by car or rail to see Plimoth Plantation, and a replica ship, Mayflower II, based on the vessel that brought the Pilgrims to the New World in 1620. Look west to visit to Lexington and Concord, charming colonial towns with rich literary and Revolutionary War Era history.