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Emily Wisner

6 Places to Go in Boston Before Winter Hits

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at BU chapter.

Fall is here, AKA the main reason people live on the East Coast. It’ll be cold soon enough, so get out of your dorm, take a break from your homework, and enjoy the outdoors while you still can. The city has some classic spots like Boston Common, but there are so many more places to experience the fall. Take a friend or head out by yourself, and go exploring in this beautiful weather.

Revere Beach

Revere Beach isn’t too far outside of the city, just a block from the blue line’s Revere Beach and Wonderland stops. It’s a free public beach, so the only cost is the T ride. Beaches are less crowded in the fall, and it’s still a great place to soak up some vitamin D before the cold weather comes.

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

This park spans several Boston neighborhoods from Chinatown to the North End. It’s full of art installations and many spots for lounging in the sun. There’s also a fountain, a beer garden, and plenty of food trucks. Most of the park is right near the waterfront, offering nice views of the harbor.

Fenway Victory Gardens

These gardens are the only WWII victory gardens that are still maintained. There are over 500 garden plots for you to walk through, each of which is looked after by Boston residents. Every garden has its own unique layout with everything from koi ponds and stuffed animals to sunflowers and cacti.

Boston Public Garden/Boston Common

By now, you’ve probably visited Boston Common many times, but you can never go too often. Whether you’re people watching or taking photos or reading a book, you’ll always leave more relaxed than when you came. And it’s about to get even prettier once the leaves change.

Charles River Esplanade

This is a staple for BU students looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Comm. Ave. If you have some time, walk far down the Esplanade instead of finding a place to camp out right away. You’ll find some nice spots to relax, plus it keeps getting more scenic as you go.

Amory Park

Amory Park is the perfect escape from the busyness of Boston. With beautiful fall colors plus a path that wraps around a pond, you’ll feel like you’re out in nature, not just a few blocks from the city. It’s a great place to sit and read a book or have a picnic with some friends.

Take advantage of all Boston has to offer before the cold sets in! 


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Emily is a communication student at Boston University. She discovered her go-to accessory, a camera, at age two. In her free time, she explores the city, binge-watches Netflix, searches for cute bookstores, and wanders through any parks and gardens she can find. 
Writers of the Boston University chapter of Her Campus.