Boston is the capital of Massachusetts and one of the most populated cities in the United States. Thus, there are so many activities to do around the city, even if you are a tourist, or a resident. That being said, we have made a list of the 25 best Boston activities for the fall:
1. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
This Venetian palace has drawn attention to tourists from all over the world for its architecture, art dedication, insightful exhibitions and concert series. Plus, a wonderful garden that you will get lost in.
To end the visit in an excellent way, you may stop by and have a glass of wine and a delicious dessert at Café G.
2. Observation Deck at Independence Wharf
Boston’s observation decks have disappeared in time, one by one. Luckily, there is still one semi-hidden deck on the 14th floor of the Harbor Walkway, that offers formidable sights of the harbour and the all-around buildings, Harbor Islands and Logan Airport. So, bring your binoculars, along with your lover, and have a sweet observation date.
3. Encore Boston Harbor
A glamorous 5-star hotel and casino that will make you want to live there. The casino’s main floor, you’ll encounter 40-foot ceilings, Red Rubino glass chandeliers, and top of the line slot machines. Find the same elegance upstairs, that has a view of the action below, and you may play table games, find private gambling rooms, and high-limit gaming salons.
4. Taza Chocolate Factory
Because everyone likes some sweet in their life now and then, you have the chance to please your sweet tooth with the samples of stone ground chocolate from Taza Chocolate Factory, a 17,000 square foot facility, that offers tours to lovers of quality and chocolate combined.
5. Chasers Poker Room
If gambling sounds fun to you, you can always make a stop at Chasers Poker, while in Boston. If Poker isn’t to your liking, there are other games waiting, such as: Roulette, Blackjack, Ultimate Texas Hold’em, Mississippi Stud, Cash Games, and more, along with tournaments and promos.
6. Escape the Room Boston
Put your strategy skills to test, unlock clues and discover hidden messages. You have one hour to crack the code and escape the room. You may choose from ‘The Clock Tower’, ‘the Apartment’, and ‘The Dig”. This activity is perfect if you want to bond with your friends.
7. Go on a brewery tour
Within the last 5 years, Boston has been filled with craft brewers, but that can’t be a bad thing, because you can go on facilities tours at Sam Adams or Harpoon, or smaller breweries, like Dorchester Brewing Company, or Night Shift Brewing, and have a taste of every brewed jewel, with your friends, or simply on your own.
8. Mohawk Casino Resort
You want a hotel room, a restaurant, a spa, also something fun to do near. At Mohawk, you can have all of that in one place. This place offers fun gaming 24/7, like Bingo, sports betting, Poker room, over 1600 of the newest slot machines, endless table games, all on a 130,000 square feet area. The only downside is you can’t receive bonuses, like online casinos are offering.
9. Helicopter ride
If you are not afraid of heights, you can hop on the helicopter, for a 45-minute private tour, and admire the beautiful sights of Boston, including the USS Constitution, Statehouse and Fenway Park.
You have the possibility to choose a second route that follows the Merrimack River, that floats above the North Shore and some of the best beaches.
10. Whale watching cruise and New England Aquarium Admission
This cruise is perfect for wildlife fans, as you can spot and watch closely whales and dolphins in their natural habitat, around a thriving marine sanctuary, for 3 hours, along with a naturalist guide. Afterwards, you may explore the New England Aquarium and watch marine exhibits, including a giant Pacific Octopus, Green Sea Turtles, or the Bonnethead Shark.
11. Aerial Adventure Park
With summer being over, this kind of activity seems like a perfect way to have fun, and admire nature from the top of the trees, you will find high ropes course part, and zip-lining part, with challenging obstacles, like climbing, balancing, swinging, flying, traversing. There are 4 different types of courses, from beginner, to intermediate, advanced, and expert. Enjoy the outstanding experience, and pay attention to the courses. Will you be able to finish the advanced one?
12. Boston Billiard Club & Casino
As the name suggests, this place offers high-quality experience for pool playing and casino gambling. Over 20 pool tables will meet your eye, and you can even enjoy cold beverages and hot snacks. As for the casino games, it’s all about poker: promotions, tournaments, poker cash games, and a Gold Club you can be in, if you play for a set amount of hours, same as the VIP club from online casinos. On top of that, this location offers the possibility of private events.
13. Secret VIP Tour
Tour around Boston in style! For 3 hours, you will have at your disposal a car of your choice, your own local guide, that will give you a ride through Boston in any place you want. You’ll be able to go to the park for a walk, to the casino so you can play some slot machines, or to random places, make any stop you desire, and have a meal in the same place George Washington, Samuel Adams, and Paul Revere used to go. The driver will pick you up from your hotel or local accommodation and grant you a Boston VIP tour like no other!
14. Karaoke night
The studies have shown that over 60% of the people, sing in the shower and find it relaxing. So why not show your talent on a night out? Either you are an amateur or a professional singer, you will find many Karaoke pubs in Boston that are worth paying a visit. Have a drink and sing your favourite songs. Leave the modesty and stage fright at home and give it a try!
15. Museum of Science
Even if you are not into museums, you’ll want to at least read this. At Boston’s Museum of Science, you may get close and personal with 65 million-year-old Triceratops fossils, experience an indoor lightning storm in the Theatre of Electricity, walk among butterflies, and even take a journey inside the human body. There are 700 interactive exhibits, hands-on activities, live animals, daily presentations, a great place to visit, for every age!
16. Fenway Park Tour
You have the chance of visiting the home of Boston Red Sox, in Fenway Park. This park is the oldest in Major League Baseball history, and even though it can hold only a 40,000 crowd, it has seen numerous games of soccer, baseball and hockey, political and religious campaigns, also.
You will have a tour on the stadium, the press room, visitors’ clubhouse, and the seats over the Green Monster. Future games will be even more interesting and fun, after visiting this ballpark.
17. Make your own event
Seacoast Events gives you the chance to have your Company outing, birthday party, fundraiser or any other event, taken care of, at any location you desire. They are specialized in providing the excitement of a real casino, with professional casino tables and staff, that will treat your guests like VIP. Besides the casino theme, they also have other services and games.
18. The Paint Bar
This activity is something each member of the family will enjoy and it doesn’t require much talent.
You will have a lesson of 2 and a half hours, where you will learn to create your own piece of art, with a step-by-step guide and advice from the friendly staff. You will be provided by The Paint Bar with the necessary tools, including canvas, acrylic paint, brushes and apron. In case you get hungry, you may bring your own food, or purchase it there. What will your canvas look like, at the end of the lesson?
19. STAND-UP! COMEDY SERIES
If you are around Boston this September, and crave a good laugh, the best option is stand-up comedy. Corey Manning will host the show, featuring the funniest comedians, that have performed on Comedy Central, Comic View, HBO and other major stages. Beside good laughs, you can enjoy
good food and drinks, and have a blast with good people!
20. Manchester Poker Room & Casino
This place is a great way to start your gaming experience, with friendly staff that will help you have your gambling fun on any game you wish: Roulette, Omaha, No-Limit/New Hampshire Texas Hold’em, Eagle Strike Games and other. You will enjoy good food and drinks, nice atmosphere, and if your battery is low, you may charge your phone with the USB incorporated tables.
Are you a person that loves adventure and would not back down from anything? Most people would be terrified to try such an experience, but how would you feel about skydiving? If you want to try something so liberating for once, fall in love with the freedom of falling. Not to worry, there is training and equipment to help you land safely. Do you dare to make the jump?
22. Tour Harvard University and MIT
Get the 70-minute walking tour of Harvard University, and another 70-minute tour of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, led by students, and learn about the history and culture of two of the most prestigious institutions from America.
Don’t forget to bring comfortable shoes and weather-appropriate clothes!
23. The River Casino & Sports Bar
With great reviews from customers, a wide selection of food and drinks, a large video wall for sports, and the great casino games with everyday prizes, it makes River Casino like a fun place to visit, even for people who don’t like gambling.
Enjoy a great night out with friends full of entertainment with River Casino & Sports Bar!
24. Plainridge Park Casino
With a very convenient location in Boston, this place offers more than a great gambling experience with over 1200 slots and electronic table games. It offers a great atmosphere, live music, and access to The Loft, where you can hold meetings, or your wedding reception. A place you won’t want to leave from!
25. O YA Restaurant
With over a decade of experience, O YA has become the most popular and appreciated restaurant from Boston. The Asian restaurant has captivated its customers with great sake, Junmai, chefs torching Hamachi, and adding extra fancy glittery squid-ink bubbles, and so many other delicacies.
From casinos, to paint bars, skydiving, restaurants, karaoke, Harvard and MIT tours, it will take a while to discover the city, as it deserves. Boston has a different kind of activity for every style, and we can’t get enough of it!