September in Boston is arguably the best time of the year.
The weather is still warm, the leaves will soon be changing colors, and the possibilities for indoor and outdoor activities are endless! Check out our list for the best things to do and see all throughout the month:
1. Reserve your FREE tickets for this spectacular 3D light festival with world-class artists coming to NY
The world’s top projection mapping artists are joining forces to give you a mesmerizing outdoor experience! On September 10 and 11, the 3D light show will transform the buildings of Binghamton NY into cinematic masterpieces! It makes the perfect fall weekend getaway, just five hours west of Boston. And it’s completely free to attend! Reserve your spot here. ⭐️ Sponsored⭐️
2. Celebrate the last days of summer on a Seaport Boat Cruise
Embrace the last days of summer by sailing on a 3-hour Seaport boat cruise. Witha fully stocked bar and two DJs playing the best hits from the 90s and 00s, you’ll have a blast partying on this cruise and taking in the sights of Boston’s harbor. This cruise set sail again on September 9th and 10th, so make sure you snag those tickets soon! ⭐️ Sponsored⭐️
3-7. Buff up your culinary skills at a cooking class
If you’re looking for a delicious food experience that you can recreate again and again, why not try a cooking class? Whether you attend in-person or online, a variety of cooking classes offered in Boston right now are sure to elevate your kitchen skills to a whole new level. Looking fro an easy place to start? Try rolling out some fresh pasta in Little Italy or create and enjoy an Italian dinner with a tiramisu finale!
8-12. See fields of sunflowers in full bloom
In New England, the best time to see sunflowers in full bloom is late August until early September. That’s why you don’t want to wait to catch these natural beauties in action! Before autumn rolls around, enjoy the last moments of the summer by stopping by a sunflower field in full bloom, snapping some pics, and maybe even taking some home with you. It’s the perfect seasonal activity to drive outside the city and have some fun in the sunflowers!
13-16. Catch a candlelight performance of classical music
Calm your mind and experience classical music in a new light with these sensational concerts in some of Boston’s most magical locations. Coming in September 2021, this concert series known simply as “Candlelight“ invites everyone to relive the greatest works of classical music, from Vivaldi to Mozart to Bach. The two venues for the series include Arlington Street Church and Temple Ohabei Shalom, two historic and architecturally beautiful venues that elevate the music to even higher levels. Read more about each event here:
- Candlelight: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons
- Candlelight: Beethoven’s Best Works
- Candlelight: Favorite Anime Themes
- Candlelight: Songs from Magical Movie Soundtracks
17-20. Catch a WaterFire lighting event
WaterFire, Providence’s very own arts, music, and bonfire event, returns for the 2021 season starting in September. The first lighting ceremony will be on September 4th, and the additional lightings will take place on the 9th, 18th, and 24th. This year will be the 25th anniversary of Providence’s iconic tourist attraction, and there will be plenty of music, food, and arts vendors in the area to check out as well!
21. Geek out at Fan Expo Boston
From September 3rd to 5th, the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center will be hosting Fan Expo Boston. Also known as Boston Comic Con, this convention is the perfect chance to connect with other fans of your favorite shows, movies, comic books, and video games. You’ll have the chance to meet top-tier cosplayers and world-famous celebrities, plus you can shop from famous fan artists and snag some merch from any media you can imagine!
22-25. Catch a flick the old-fashioned way at a drive-in theatre
Drive-in theaters have been seeing a renaissance over the last year. When actual theaters closed, the 50s tradition of “driving in” to the movies became a perfectly COVID-safe and vintage alternative to seeing the latest flicks as well as old classics. There are many options around New England for catching a drive-in showing—some with more of a drive than others—but all will provide an unforgettable movie experience!
26. Attend the Boston Local Food Festival
On September 19, the 11th annual Boston Local Foods Fest will be held at the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in Boston. With food and produce vendors spanning four city blocks, you’ll be delighted to find bounties of local food and restaurants downtown. This free event will run from 11 AM to 5 PM, so get ready to eat, shop and discover local food from across New England!
27-31. Take a ride on a beautiful city bike path
A bike ride around Boston is a simple and peaceful activity for locals and visitors alike to enjoy while the weather is still nice. There’s a bike path for everyone – whether you’re looking for a beginner-friendly path, Instagrammable views of the city, or historical landmarks. You can bring your own bike or rent a Blue Bike from one of the many docking stations around the Hub.
32-38. Hit a local beer garden with your friends
Patio season is still on while the weather’s nice, so there’s still time for us to head on out and enjoy the sunshine! What better way is there to do that than chilling out with friends and a cold beer in hand at one of Boston’s awesome beer gardens? Check out our top picks for drinking some brews outdoors here.
39-48. Soak up the last of the summer sun on a hiking trail
What better way to appreciate September’s changing leaves and temperate weather than to take a walk on a gorgeous hiking trail? 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. Don’t forget to bring your camera with you because these gorgeous trails serve some equally gorgeous views!
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