Forgive the southern rhyme time, but we're just oh-so-elated to say farewell to the dog days of summer and greet what some of us at Seaport argue is Boston's best season. Autumn in New England is perfect for apple picking, eating apple cider doughnuts, and taking a drive through the country to check out the fall foliage. We'll be giving you updates all season long on our favorite fall finds, but here are a few autumn activities to get into the crisp spirit:
- L.L. Bean at Seaport Square (55 Seaport Blvd., Boston): If you're going to do fall in New England, you better look the part. Outdoor gear mecca L.L. Bean came to our neck of the woods this year when it opened down the street from the hotel at Seaport Square. From Duck Boots to kayaks, the Seaport location has all you'll need to face the crisp fall air. We tend to just go for the plaid button-downs, as kayaks are hard to take home in a carry-on.
- Boston Public Market (100 Hanover St., Boston): The easiest way to get a comprehensive taste of Boston is by heading to the Boston Public Market at the Haymarket MBTA Orange Line station. A stone's throw from the North End and Faneuil Hall, the BPM features everything from mouthwatering sandwiches at Boston Pastrami Company to macarons from Finesse Pastries. While we love to get our apple cider doughnuts fresh at an orchard, sometimes we don't always have the time. Have no fear: you can scoop up one (or a dozen) at the Red Apple Farm booth at the market!
- Boston Red Sox: We wouldn't be Bostonians if we weren't bragging how playoff games are the norm for our fantastic teams. With the Red Sox clinching the American League East title for the third year in a row, we're feeling good and have our eyes on the World Series prize…and even setting a franchise record for most wins in a season! Try to catch a game at Fenway Park with this year's stellar team – it'll be a home run of a night!
- Boston Brews: Pumpkin Spice Latte season is here, but we prefer to think of it as fall beer time. Harpoon Brewery (306 Northern Ave.) is our go-to neighborhood haunt, as we love nothing more than to order a pretzel and share a few pints with friends at its European-style beer hall. Harpoon's Octoberfest is subtly hoppy with just the right amount of spice to warm you up on a chilly fall Seaport afternoon.