What to Do in Boston in November
Sure, the warmest days of the year are behind us, but that doesn’t mean we’ve run out of things to do in the city! In fact, now that the holidays are approaching, you can easily pack your schedule with fun activities, some of which are still outdoors. From enjoying the fall foliage to eating Thanksgiving dinner at a top restaurant, there is something on this list for everyone. Here’s a look at what you can do in the city of Boston in November:
Take a Fall Foliage Cruise
Even though peak foliage is behind us, there are still plenty of leaves left to enjoy. One of the best ways to do this is to take a fall foliage cruise
around Boston Harbor. This cruise will have you boarding the Northern Lights
yacht for a brunch or luncheon cruise that will take you around the harbor. These cruises will run on a regular schedule through mid-November.
Attend a Veteran’s Day Parade
Veterans Day falls on November 11th
of each year, and to celebrate, the city of Boston hosts two separate parades that both go through downtown Boston. They happen back to back and on the same parade route. The Veterans for Peace Parade is first and then shortly after that, the Armistice Day – A Day for Peace parade is next. Here’s the parade schedule
Eat at a Restaurant for Thanksgiving
Rather than eat Thanksgiving Dinner at home, consider heading out to one of the city’s top restaurants. Many places throughout the city are hosting Thanksgiving dinner, and they will all serve their own spins on the classic favorites. Be sure to make your reservation now because they book up fast. Restaurants to consider include Precinct Kitchen + Bar, the restaurant at the Taj Hotel, Beacon Hill Bistro, Café Fleuri, the Omni Parker House, and the Langham.
See the Nutcracker
Once Thanksgiving is over, the holiday season begins! This means that it is time to enjoy old favorites, such as The Nutcracker
. This year, opening day falls on November 24th
and the run ends on December 31st
. To get into the holiday spirit early, consider attending one of the November performances. You’ll want to buy your tickets in advance, however, because some of the shows have a tendency to sell out.
Go Ice Skating on Frog Pond
When the weather gets cold enough, the city of Boston opens up the ice skating rink at the Frog Pond
. This year, the first day is scheduled for November 22nd
but it’s a good idea to keep checking the website in case anything changes. The pond doesn’t tend to open on days that are too warm.
Just because the warm weather is behind us doesn’t mean there isn’t anything to do! These activities offer you a way to enjoy the upcoming holiday season and also whatever is left of the nice weather.