6 Things to Do in Massachusetts This Fall!

Not much can compare to fall time in New England. Come September, Massachusetts becomes a real-life autumn wonderland. With its rich foliage colors, crisp fall breezes, and endless sites to see, you will never want winter to come! There are so many exciting things to do in Massachusetts this time of year. Whether you’re looking for some educational fun, or want to take the kids out for a day at the fair, we are here to give you the low-down on all things fall! Not only are we covering things to do in Boston, but things to do all over the state! So, let’s get started!

Frights & Fairs!

topsfield fairNothing says fall like a county fair. What better way to spend an autumn day than snacking on local eats and sipping hot cider while enjoying a few carnival rides! The oldest agricultural fair in the country is actually right here in Massachusetts, The Topsfield Fair! Celebrating its 200th anniversary this year, they will have contests, games, petting zoos and live performances, with Martina McBride headlining! There’s something for every age. The fair runs from September 28th to October 8th, and it’s truly something you won’t want to miss!

Looking for a little scary, Halloween fun? We know just the place for that as well! Fright by Night at Six Flags begins on September 15th and runs until October 28th.  By day it’s your regular theme park, but when the sun goes down, it’s Halloween every night! With haunted mazes, houses and “scare zones” throughout the park, you never know what might pop out at you.

Salem, MA

Salem, MassachusettsWhile we’re on the topic of Halloween, let’s talk about one of Massachusetts’ biggest tourist attractions; Salem, or more spookily known as, The Witch City. While there are no witches roaming the streets anymore (or at least not as many), Salem is still a real-life Halloween town. While you’re there, be sure to get educated on its crazy history by going on one of their tours. They offer walking tours and trolley tours, where you can site see and learn all about the city. Or if you’re looking for something a little creepier, try out one of their candlelit ghost tours! The fun doesn’t stop there though. Salem has evolved so much over the past few years and is now filled with unique boutiques, tasty restaurants, and upbeat bars. You will want to dedicate a whole weekend to this spooky city so you can experience everything it has to offer. If you want to learn more about some more things to do in Salem this fall, check out our blog post 5 Things Visitors Shouldn’t Miss in Salem This October!

Tours, Tours, Tours!

Want to stay in Boston? There are plenty of things to do that will keep you busy, while also allowing you to experience the best parts of fall! Here are a few of the most popular and unique tours that Boston has to offer!

For the artsy:

The Boston Photography Tour of Beacon Hill is sure to be unlike any tour you’ve ever been on. This walking tour is led by a professional photographer and only runs from the end of September through the end of October. The photographer will guide you through Beacon Hill and show you various places for photo-ops along the way. It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional photographer, or you’re just using your smartphone, this is a great tour for anyone that wants to see and capture the beauty of Beacon Hill.

For the active:

beacon hill in fallThe Emerald Necklace Tour is another fantastic way to spend a fall day. Everyone on the tour is given their own bicycle, so you can glide through the city and visit all the historic landmarks and parks while taking in the enchanting views of fall. This tour is available year-round, but the staff highly recommends riding along with them in mid-October and November for the best foliage views.

For the foodies:

Whatever you’re going to Boston for, there is no way you can leave without getting a bite to eat! The city is filled with the tastiest restaurants and hippest bars, and there are tons of tours that allow you to explore them! On the Boston Wine Tour, your tour guide will lead you through a Boston neighborhood of your choice, where you will taste wine from award-winning restaurants. You’ll get to explore the city and take in the views of the charming neighborhoods while sipping on fine wine!

Got a sweet tooth? Well we have the perfect activity for you! This next tour is completely dedicated to all things chocolate! While strolling through the picturesque streets of the South End, Back Bay, or Beacon Hill you will be able to sample luxury chocolates from the best chocolatiers around the city! The Boston Chocolate Walking Tour is a favorite of tourists and locals, and a perfect way to spend a fall afternoon.

We hope you enjoyed learning about all the exciting things to do in Massachusetts this fall, and hopefully, you get to try one or two of them out! So, enjoy this beautiful time of year, and take advantage of things going on right in your own backyard, you won’t regret it!

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