10 Must-Do Activities this Fall

by Marcella Kukulka

Autumn has officially arrived and the writers over at F&RS could not be more excited! The leaves are changing colors, the drop in temperature makes for great sweater weather, and vampy lipsticks are back in full-swing. Despite all the trendy reasons to be excited for Fall, the season is a great time to explore the city of Boston and the events within it! Take a look at the list below for some must-do activities this season:

Photo Credit: Rebecca Kennison

Photo Credit: Rebecca Kennison

1. Cruise the Boston Harbor Islands - There’s no better way to check out the fall foliage than taking a cruise around the city’s beautiful coastline with friends.

Location: Varies | Date: til Oct. 15 | Time: 11-5pm | Price: $12

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

2. Attend a Concert - Missed a few shows during Coachella this summer? Check to see if your favorite artist is performing in Boston this fall:

Saint Motel 10/19, Watsky 10/23, Lupe Fiasco 10/23, St. Lucia 10/25, Colbie Caillat 10/25, Grouplove 11/3, The Fray 11/4, Griz 11/6, Pentatonix 11/9, Good Charlotte 11/11, Louis the Child 11/13, Fitz and the Tantrums 11/15, Two Door Cinema Club 11/18, Strfkr 11/27, MO 12/2.

Photo  Credit: John Stephen Dwyer

Photo Credit: John Stephen Dwyer

3. Compete in Northeastern’s 16th Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest - Head on down to Stetson East and carve some pumpkins for a chance to win cash prizes!

Only 50 Students chosen to compete! Fill out an Application now!

Location: Levine Marketplace | Date: Oct. 20 | Time: 3-7pm

4. Tailgate at the Head of the Charles Regatta - Enjoy music, food, and drinks while watching Boston’s most competitive crew teams race along the Charles River!

Location: The Charles River | Date: Oct. 22-23 | Time: 8am-5pm | Price: Free

Photo Credit: Dudesleeper via Wikimedia Common

Photo Credit: Dudesleeper via Wikimedia Common

5. Celebrate Halloween in Salem- Learn about the Salem witches on the spookiest night of the year.

Location: Salem | Date: Oct. 28, 29 | Time: 10am-12am | Price: $11

6. Pick Apples and Pumpkins at Brooksby Farm - Put on some cute overalls and head on over to the orchards for some tasty treats!

Location: Brooksby Farm | Date: til Oct. 31 | Time: 9am-4pm | Price: Free

Credit: Robert Lang Photography Moment Getty Images

Credit: Robert Lang Photography Moment Getty Images

7. Trick or Treat in Cambridge - Collect your king-sized candy bars from some of the most affluent neighborhoods in the Boston area.

Location: Cambridge |Date: Oct. 31 |Time: 4pm - 12am | Price: Free

8. Get spooked at the Factory of Terror - Prepare to be scared at one of the most popular haunted houses in Massachusetts.  

Location: Varies | Date: til Nov. 5 | Time: Varies | Price: $13-73

9. Watch the Boston Celtics beat the New York Knicks - Show your Boston pride during one of the first major games of the basketball season.

Location: TD Garden | Date: Nov. 11 | Time: 7:30pm | Price: $52-7122

10. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts - Take a break from the cold to see some amazing showcases of artwork from Europe, Asia, and the Americas.

Location: MFA | Time: Sat-Tues 10-5pm, Wed-Fri 10-10 pm | Price: Free with Husky ID

Credit: Smart Destinations via Flickr

Credit: Smart Destinations via Flickr