10 THINGS TO DO IN BOSTON DURING FALL UNDER $25
Hi loves, in this post I wanted to share some of things I love to do around the Boston and New England area during the fall season that doesn't require breaking the bank.
Let's get started!
1. APPLE PICKING
Apple picking is one my favorite things to do here in New England, because lets be real everything tastes better when you pick it with yourself. Every year we go to a local farm called Parlee Farms in Tyngsboro,MA. Our day begins with a hayride to the orchards where pick our delicious, juicy apples followed by some donuts from the local bakery.
Best times to visit: September -Early October
Cost: $25 for 1/2 bag (includes hayrides for 4 people)
2. VISITING YOUR LOCAL FARM
Apart from picking locally grown fruits, I love discovering local farms for its own unique charm. I recently discovered Colby Farms in Newbury, MA. Getting there on a bright sunny weekend day was almost impossible. We were in traffic line for 30 minutes only to enter. But I guess the scenery and the views are worth it. It's absolutely a gorgeous place for photoshoots, engagements shots, or just a simple photo for the gram.
Best times to visit: September
Cost: FREE (parking $5)
3. PUMPKIN PATCH
4. WINE TASTING
Nothing is better than sipping your recently discovered favorite wine on a beautiful sunny day in the vineyards. After a amazing wine tasting experience in the wines of Chianti in Tuscany, Italy, I decided to go wine tasting near my neighborhood. We went down to Zorvino Vineyards in New Hampshire about an hour drive from Boston. It's a gorgeous winery about 8000 acres. We were given a brief tour of how the wine is made followed by about 10 different wine tastings.
Cost: The tasting is $5/pp
5. FALL PICNIC
Another perfect way to spend your weekend is a gathering a group of people whether it is your family, best friends or your significant other for lovely and delicious picnic. With my set of friends, we always bring something light to share and read a book, or just walk around the park. We usually go to Boston commons and its a perfect place to relax after shopping on Newbury Street.
I think hiking during early fall is perfect, the weather is crisp, and comfortable for a hike. We usually try to go hike twice during the season. It's surely a great workout! There are two mountains with stunning views, about an hour away from Boston with several trails. The one I enjoyed the most was Mount Major's blue trail. It's medium difficulty and takes about an hour to reach the summit. The other is Mount Madanock which is slightly more sifiicult hike nonetheless, absolutely worth it.
I mean who doesn't love to jamn to your favorite music and dance the night away. There are always concerts taking place and even better is to see your local band play and often times at no cost.
8. FALL FOLIAGE AT THE COMMONS
I think this goes without saying that New England and fall foliage go hand in hand. Early November is prime time for a colored foliage in the city. Often times we drive up to White mountain (Franconia) they have beautiful waterfalls, and cable cars to take you up the mountain to see foliage.
9. ENJOY A FALL COFFEE AT A LOCAL BAKERY
A good read, PSL and a warm treat is all you need somedays to spend time some "me" time. Personally I love going to Paul's bakery in Assembly row, they have the best lattes and croissants. I try to go there once in every two weeks to catch up on work or reading.
10. HALLOWEEN IN SALEM
Fall screams pumpkin, halloween and witches. No one does halloween better than Salem, a place famous for it's witchcraft. They have numerous haunted houses and tours during the month of October for halloween. On halloween day Salem has a parade, endless road parties and a carnival. The event is called Haunted Happenings and there is no cost to watch the haunted happening in the city.
I hope you guys enjoyed these things to do around the Boston area! I personally do most of these, if not all, each year. Fall is best time of the year and there's no other place to spend it than New England.