5 Must-Do Boston Fall Events

Sep 13, 2018

It’s that time of year again, when the leaves begin to change and the brisk autumn air returns. There is something really special about autumn in New England and we wanted to share 5 of our favorite Boston Fall Events. Make traveling easy and ride a C&J bus to South Station to get you there.

Head of the Charles Regatta

Each year in October the world’s best crew teams take to the waters in Boston in the world’s largest rowing competition. This year marks the 54th year of the event, which takes place October 20-21, 2018. The 3-mile course stretches along the Charles River and offers weekend excitement to both newcomers and seasoned veterans. We recommend arriving early and taking in the views between the Weeks and Anderson Bridges. Not only is this the halfway point in the race which offers some of the best views, it also gives easy access to the special events at the Weld Exhibition.

SoWa Open Market

As the crisp fall air arrives it’s the best time to get outside and experience Boston’s largest open market. Located a mile from South Station, it’s an easy connection to the red line to the Broadway station or walk down Harrison Ave. Happening every Sunday through October, the SoWa Open Market celebrates the local community of makers. Make a day of it and take in all the sights and sounds in a fun, casual environment. Stroll the local merchants, stock up on your fall vegetables at the farmer’s market, or grab some exotic eats at the local food trucks and breweries, all while enjoying the sounds of live music from local bands and performers.

Walk the Freedom Trail

Take a step back in time to discover the America Revolution in Boston as you walk the Freedom Trail. This 2.5-mile trail takes you to 16 historic sites throughout the city. Follow along the red line and retrace the steps of some of America’s founding fathers, such as Paul Revere and Benjamin Franklin. Walk the trail on your own or take advantage of a guided tour.

Berklee Beantown Jazz Festival

Take in the sweet sounds at Boston’s biggest block party that would be sure to make Miles Davis and Louis Armstrong proud. The Jazz Festival happens annually on the last Saturday of September at Columbus Avenue, west of Massachusetts Avenue, stretching six blocks to Burke Street. This free outdoor festival offers world-class music and a variety of genres, along with children’s activities and local food vendors.

Celebrate Halloween

Call us ghoulish, but we love Halloween and Boston is full of great ways to celebrate. If you are looking for family-friendly events save the date for the fun events of Pumpkin Palooza on Lawn D or Boston’s Frog Pond Pumpkin Float, where you can bring your own jack-o’-lantern and watch as the pond fills with glowing, floating pumpkins.  

If you want a spookier celebration be sure to check out the Ghosts and Graveyards tour or the “Titanic Masquerade” Halloween Party Cruise aboard the spirit of Boston.

Ride a C&J Bus to Boston

Of course, getting to Boston is half the battle, but C&J makes travel easy by taking you right to Boston’s South Station in comfort and on-time. With hourly bus service to and from Boston C&J make day-trips a breeze.

Since South Station is one of Boston’s key transportation hubs, C&J makes for easy access to any point in the city.  That means all you have to do is get off the bus and journey over to the attractions we’ve listed above.

Traveling with your family? Remember Kid’s ride free with C&J to Boston!

If you’re ready to start planning your next trip to Boston, buy tickets with C&J today!