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17 Fantastic Things To Do In Boston This November

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17 Fantastic Things To Do In Boston This November

Fall is well underway and the holidays are slowly creeping in! Here’s what’s going on in Boston this November.

The trees are now bursting with hues of auburn and gold, the air is crisp and the spooky season is officially over. While things might be feeling a bit hectic at the moment, there’s still plenty to do in Boston to enjoy the remainder of the fall season before it ends and the cheerful Christmas décor goes up. Check these out!

1-2. Go on a mystery picnic through the city

These self-guided picnics are perfect for a day full of adventure and amazing food. Start off by getting your basket and make your way through Downtown Boston, Back Bay, Concord or Portland Maine (you can select the area of your choice after purchase) as you solve clues and riddles to pick up your picnic food bit by bit. Each clue will get you closer to the final stunning secret destination where you’ll get to enjoy all the picnic bites and gourmet goodies you picked up along the way. The tours usually take 3-4 hours and are the perfect covid-friendly experience to get lost in!

3. Reconnect with nature by going on a hike

Trails To Hike Around Boston

It’s safe to say Boston’s one of the best and most beautiful cities in the country, but our beloved Beantown is also surrounded by some absolutely stunning wilderness.  From the more urban Emerald Necklace to the hilly paths of World’s End, explore the great outdoors at these ten gorgeous spots, perfect for hikers of all levels. Oh and don’t forget to bring your camera with you cause these gorgeous trails serve some equally gorgeous views! Plus this gorgeous outpost in Warren, VT, which is a popular summer swimming spot is the perfect place to escape the crowds of leaf peepers touring New England.

4. Grab dinner in an adorable greenhouse

Photo: Facebook / Frenchie Boston

French bistro Frenchie in Boston’s South End is open for outdoor dining on their sidewalk, but if you’re looking for your next favorite cozy spot for when the temperatures start to drop you might want to snag a table in their backyard greenhouse.

5-7. Catch a Holiday Light Show

Photo: @magicoflights

A little early Christmas cheer in the shape of dazzling, magical light shows never hurt nobody, especially at times like this! The high-tech Christmas experience will feature thousands of LED lights and digital animations created using nothing but the latest technologies for a totally spectacular holiday display, according to Magic of Lights’ website.

8. Start planning your next Spring getaway

Photo: AutoCamp

Let’s face it, getting away sounds pretty appealing at the moment so why not start planning for your next weekend escape. Yes, March is still months away but AutoCamp’s gorgeous Airstream cabins coming to Falmouth next Spring sound extremely appealing! The gorgeous hotel, which has two other locations in Yosemite and the Sonoma Valley in California, will feature 108 cozy Airstream cabins, canvas tents and tiny homes (listed on the site as Vista X Suites) spread out across a 14-acre plot just five minutes away from downtown Falmouth.

9. Reward yourself with a hearty bowl of Ramen

Things have certainly been quite hectic lately, so why not treat yourself to a hearty, delicious bowl of Ramen? There’s nothing quite like a bowl of hot ramen to warm you up on a cold winter’s day. If you’re looking to slurp down on a steamy bowl of noodles in a flavorful broth we know a few places you may want to check out. From creamy pork tonkotsu to 48-hour chicken broth all served with noodles cooked to perfection, here are some of our favorite spots to grab ramen in The Hub. And the best part? They’re all open for delivery!

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10. Explore Downtown Crossing’s new art installation

Tasteful Boston 2020
Photo: Downtown Boston BID

‘Tasteful Boston,’ Downtown Crossing’s newest public art exhibit is bringing together young, local artists to celebrate Boston’s rich culinary history. The works of art celebrate iconic elements of Boston’s eclectic culinary history featuring extra tasty elements like cannolis, bubble tea, pho soup, ramen and more.  The 12 young artists were chosen by a panel of judges from nearly 50 applicants and drew on personal and family food memories as well as historic subjects to create the tasty works of art.

11. Cozy up with a cup of coffee

Best coffee shops Boston
Photo: @tattebakery

What better way to brave the dropping temperatures and the incoming winter season, than by grabbing a steaming cup of freshly-brewed coffee from one of the best coffee shops in Boston? Plus, if you’re a student, coffee shops always make for a great study spot–and an endless source of caffeine!

12. Take in the remnants of Boston’s beautiful fall foliage

Places To See Autum Leaves Boston
Photo: @bretclancy

With fall foliage in New England about well past its peak, Boston’s trees are still looking beautiful spectacular hues of gold and auburn, even after the unprecedented October snow! If you’re like us and you can’t get enough of the fall foliage, read on to discover some of our favorite places to watch the changing of the seasons in and around Boston.

13. Check out the country’s oldest restaurant

New England is, of course, full of historical gems– I mean, Boston alone is home to at least a dozen them–but despite their high status as museums, monuments and battlefields, none are quite like Newport’s White Horse Tavern. Built in 1652, the historic tavern has been welcoming hungry Americans since even before the US was born. The building is considered a National Landmark and it’s even among the 10 oldest restaurants in the world!

14. Visit the MFA and all the new exhibits which are now open to the public.

Photo courtesy of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston

The MFA has finally reopened its doors to the public with a brand new Jean-Michel Basquiat exhibit. MFA! Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip Hop Generation is the first major exhibition to contextualize Basquiat’s work in relation to early hip-hop culture. In addition, a new Monet exhibit and a Cézanne one are opening at the MFA on November 15 and November 11, respectively.

15-16. Hang out in your own igloo sipping on warm winter cocktails

Photo: Instagram / @envoyboston

Lookout Rooftop is bringing back its popular igloos just in time for the winter season! The cozy enclaves overlooking the Boston Harbor will be available for wining and dining starting on November 11 and will offer tons of mouthwatering cocktail options including boozy hot chocolate!

17. Indulge yourself with the best waffle in Massachusetts!

Photo: Instagram / @curiocoffee

Do you love sweets a waffle lot? We don’t blame you, there’s nothing quite like a sweet pick-me-up, especially when it comes in the shape of crispy-on-the-outside-soft-on-the-inside, mouthwatering waffles. And we just found the best ones in the whole of the state of Massachusetts, right here in Cambridge’s Curio Coffee!

 

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