I always thought summer was my favorite time of year, but now I'm starting to realize fall is beginning to be a co-favorite with summer. Maybe it's because I'm a fall baby? Hm, not sure, but let's run with that. Fall in New England is simply wonderful. I love the colors of the trees, the crisp air, the fall activities... it just makes my heart swell with fall love.

There's plenty of things to do in and around the Boston area in fall. Here are a few of my favorite things:

Fall Foliage


I love looking at all the fall colors. One of my favorite places to walk and see the colors is on the Esplanade. Walking next to the Charles and admiring the trees can't get any prettier than that. Any trail you can find in Boston surrounded by trees is another great way to see the fall leaves.


Head of the Charles Regatta


The Head of the Charles Regatta is an annual race. It's one of the largest rowing races. Rowers from all over the world come to participate. I went last year for the first time and enjoyed the regatta. The weather wasn't as nice this year as it was last year - as it was cold and windy. I happened to catch the Regatta at the perfect time and missed the torrential downpour. I'm in awe of the rowers and love to sit and watch them race.


King Richard's Faire


Archery, axe throwing, beer, shoppes, and more! What could be better? Step back in time to the Renaissance times with a day at King Richard's Faire! Even though this was my first time going to the faire, I had a wonderful time. I highly recommend going. Located in Carver, Massachusetts, it's a bit of a hike if you don't have a car, so find a friend to split a car with! If you go, I highly recommend dressing up as it's memorable! Also, bring cash - as it's the only thing that is accepted.


Apple Errythang

So, apples are a huge thing in New England during the fall. I like apples, I don't necessarily love them, but I'll tolerate them. Pair apple slices with a peanut butter and I'm a happy girl. However, during the fall I am a fan of hot apple cider and apple cider donuts. They're like, the best of the best. I really want to go apple picking one fall, however, I don't know what I'll do with all those apples...

What is your favorite fall activity to do in Boston?