Here are some ideas on how to enjoy a Boston Vacation or Boston Staycation in November:
Go on a Pizza Crawl
In our mind, November is the perfect month to seek out wood-fired grills. And in some cases, like on our Davis Square Somerville Food Tour, you can taste fresh pizza right next to the warm oven! Here’s our list of the best pizza in Boston and Massachusetts.
Enjoy Hot Chocolate on a Chocolate Tour with Off The Beaten Path Food Tours
We run our Food Tours and Chocolate Tours year-round and our friendly guides can’t want to meet you! Our Harvard Square Chocolate Tour and JP Vegan Chocolate Treats Tour are the perfect way to get ready for the colder weather. So check the Tour Calendar for something fun going on this week.
Late Night Desserts in Boston
Dessert warms your soul so as the cooler weather moves in, time to seek out that molten lava chocolate cake or Boston cream pie. Our Chocolate Tours are a perfect adventure or check out our Most Indulgent Desserts in Boston.
Try A Bar Crawl with our Craft Breweries
Warm your insides with a spice filled beer or hot buttered rum. Check out our blog post about our favorite craft breweries in Boston. There’s so much creativity in the Boston brew scene, from the label to the process/recipes to the names of the local bottles, these are truly labors of love. On our tours we often sample beer, and you can email us for specific recommendations if you want more recommendations.
Go Cycling Under the Foliage
We are avid bikers, and Boston has some of the best trails in the state. Some of our favorite places to bike and enjoy nature include:
- The Fens
- Minuteman Bike Path – Somerville to Bedford, MA
- Jamaica Pond
- Boston College/Chestnut Hill Reservoir
- Charles River in Cambridge, MA (Sundays closed to vehicles)
Or if indoor cycling is more your speed, try a cool spin class with a live band at Somerville’s The Jungle community space.
Indulge in Some Chinese Food
Chinese food is the perfect comfort food for when it’s rainy and cold outside. Check out our top 20 Chinese Food restaurants in Boston and Chinatown.
Take a Day Trip
We started our Northampton Coffee Shop Food Tour on Saturdays and Northampton Food Tour on Sundays as a way to promote a fun, foodie daytrip to this college town only 2 hours from Boston. You can easily spend all day there or stay overnight at historic Hotel Northampton. Check out our post on the Top 10 Things to Do in Northampton if you want to make a day of it.
Enjoy Music or Theater including Live Shows and Movies
Lift your spirits with a performance that wows. There are so many awesome music venues in Boston, from outdoor to indoor beats! Check out our list of our favorite music venues in Boston.
Take a Cooking Class!
Cooking classes are fun year-round, but there’s something special about learning to cook from your autumn farmers market bounty. Butternut squash soups and veggie pizzas are just some of the things you can become quite proficient at. Here’s our Top 20 Cooking Classes in Boston and beyond.
The Usual: Art Galleries, Restaurants, Historical Sites are all open
Check out some of our other recs of things to do in Boston like this blog post on Off The Beaten Path Things To Do in Boston. Enjoy our city and explore all of its off the beaten path finds.
Our Boston Food Tours and Chocolate Tours of interesting Boston neighborhoods are a can’t-miss October activity in Boston. So whether you’re a local or tourist, start practicing saying “wicked cool” and check our Tour Calendar for what’s going on this week.