SpotHero Fall Picks: Our Top 7 Things to do in Boston this Fall

Fall is finally here, and there’s no better place to enjoy it than Boston! Here are just a few of SpotHero’s favorite fall activities. 

Columbus Park Fall Festival 

Date: October 14, 12 p.m.

Location: Columbus Park, 110 Atlantic Ave.

Price: Free!

This family-friendly event is a great way to kick off the Halloween festivities. Wear your costume to march in the Halloween parade, play games, and make crafts. Click here to learn more.

Go on a Whale Watching Excursion

Dates: Whale watching season is May-October, with the highest number of sightings reported in September.

Location: Various locations in and around Boston

Price: Varies

Details: Whether you’re taking one of the many whale watching tours on offer or you are lucky enough to know someone with a boat, whale watching makes for a fantastic fall day activity. A whale sighting is not guaranteed, but even on a whale-less excursion you can still enjoy a beautiful day on the water. While there is no best time of day for whale watching, for those worried about a chill it’s best to go earlier in the day when the wind is not as strong. You can learn more about tours in the area here.

Head of Charles Regatta

Dates: October 20-22, races begin at 7:45 a.m.

Location: Regatta begins at the Boston University DeWolfe Boathouse and ends at Herter Park, you can click here to find optimal viewing spots.

Price: Free to watch! 

Details: This series of boat races, also known as the HOCR, is the largest two-day regatta in the world! With 11,000 participants from every skill level, it’s truly an event like no other. Be sure to find a spot early— this event draws 225,000 spectators annually! You can click here to learn more.

Soak in Fall in the Public Garden

Dates: The park is open daily from 6 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Location: Main entrance at 4 Charles St.

Price: Free!

Details: We speak from experience; it can be easy for Boston residentes to take the Public Garden for granted, but don’t! It’s truly a park like no other, and it’s a perfect way to spend a fall day. Spend an afternoon people-watching, gazing at swan boats, and of course dodging some aggressive squirrels.

Cheer on your Teams or Dance Like Nobody’s Watching at TD Garden

Dates: TD Garden has events year-round!

Location: TD Garden

Price: Varies depending on the event, click here for events and tickets.

Details: Cheer on the Celtics, root for the Bruins, or have a ball at any number of events at TD Garden! This complex always has something going on, and it’s surrounded by activity any day of the week. Click here for more details.

Fall-o-ween Children’s Festival

Date: October 20, 5-8 p.m.

Location: Boston Common Frog Pond, 38 Beacon St.

Price: Free!

Details: All are welcome at this family-friendly event. Visitors can play games, enjoy a haunted maze, as well as arts and crafts and giveaways. Details are available here

Go on an out of town adventure

If you’re looking to get away we won’t judge you! Let SpotHero help you book parking in advance for your trip to the airport.

Happy fall!