Food Festivals: At this time of the year there are dozens of food festivals around the city. Not sure if this is to help Bostonians bulk up for the winter or just because, but I’m all for it. At the end of September was the Phantom Gourmet food festival where you could sample and resample over 100 food vendors from Boston and the greater Boston area. Yes please.
Red Sox Game: Red Sox games are always a good time. You can’t get much better than eating hot dogs, drinking cheap beer that you paid too much for, and singing and yelling with thousands of other people. But if the Sox are doing as well as they are this year, the fall is that much more exciting with the playoffs coming up.
Pumpkin Spiced Everything: Is it annoying that pumpkin flavored beverages, muffins, and donuts are everywhere in the fall? Yes. Will I still get more than a few pumpkin spiced coffees in the next few months? Yes.
Hike/Nature Stroll: The Arnold Arboretum, located in Jamaica Plain, is a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, even just for a couple hours. Mix good views of Boston and a sprinkle of foliage and you’ve got yourself a good weekend activity.
Bike Rides: The fall is a perfect time for a bike ride. Not too hot, not too cold, all you need is a light jacket! (Miss Congeniality anyone?) But really, it’s a great time to take a bike ride along the beach to Castle Island. Compared to the summer, there are fewer people out and about and you can still grab a hot dog or some fried clams from Sullivan’s. You just have to keep an eye out for the seagulls who are waiting for you to drop your food.