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Beyond Fall Foliage: Things to Do in Boston in Fall
Crisp air, the crunch of autumn leaves and holiday festivities are what people look forward to come the end of summer. When the warm days drift away, don’t spend the cool seasons hibernating under a blanket—Boston is the perfect New England city to welcome fall and winter, and the town comes alive with events and activities. Come experience the many fun things to do in Boston in fall!
Boston vs New York: A City Stack Up for Travelers
New York City and Boston are situated on the Eastern seaboard and attract millions of tourists from around the world each year. Boston’s Colonial roots mark it as the “Cradle of Liberty,” while New York City’s Statue of Liberty was the first sight many immigrants saw as their ships sailed toward Ellis Island. But, that’s where the similarities end and the delightful differences begin.
Must-See Exhibits for Kids at Boston’s Museum of Science
Kids love science like peanut butter loves jelly. So if you’re visiting Boston with kids, be sure to stop by the Museum of Science: “kid-friendly” doesn’t begin to describe it. The MoS’s exhibits are so hands-on, so beautifully geared toward the enjoyment and excitement of science, it’s a perfect fit for the curious kid in your life. Here are six for you and the kiddos to enjoy.
Island Hopping, New England Style
I grew up in New England, and some of my best childhood memories are from summer vacations by the shore. While I’ll never get those precious sun-drenched childhood days back (don't we all wish we could!), I can help my own kids create seashore memories like these on a day trip or camping trip to the Boston Harbor Islands.
“The Glass Flowers” Come to Life at Boston's Harvard Museum of Natural History
Where can you see the colors of spring all year long, or the flame-like blaze of an autumn maple leaf even in the dead of winter? At the Harvard Museum of Natural History, you can witness the forever-blooming botanicals that make up the famous Ware Collection of Blaschka Glass Models of Plants, aka The Glass Flowers.