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Autumn Is The Perfect Time To Fall In Love With Boston

Tuesday Sep 18, 2018
Autumn Is The Perfect Time To Fall In Love With Boston

When the heat and crowds of summer begin to dissipate, and the trees around the Common and along the Charles River take on the look of a Robert Frost poem, Boston really comes into its own.

With all apologies to winter, spring and summer, which each offers their own particular Boston charms; Boston in fall is truly a singular experience. And if the red and golden hues of the native landscape and the lengthening shadows of the breathtaking autumnal sunsets weren't enough to win you over, the city itself offers any number of ways to capture your heart.

America's Most Walkable City

If you're one who loves a leisurely stroll in the autumn sunshine, you'll find Boston a never-ending source of enjoyment. Start with the Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile path that weaves its way through downtown Boston and passes by 16 significant sites in U. S. History, including the Old North Church, Faneuil Hall and the U.S.S. Constitution.

For those whose thoughts of fall immediately turn to ghosts and goblins, Boston's nearly 400-year old history and colonial burial grounds offer plenty of opportunities to stand your hair on end.

Ghosts and Gravestone's tour of Boston's darker side will take you on their Trolley of Terror to some of the most infamous sites in the city's colorful past.

Colorful Dining In Boston's Downtown Crossing

Those who are more interested in scaring up an unforgettable meal will find Boston's restaurant scene delightfully diverse. A perfect example of Boston's eclectic dining fare is RUKA, located in the equally stylish Godfrey Hotel in Boston's Downtown Crossing neighborhood.

RUKA combines the bold flavors of Nikkei cuisine with the fresh, natural ingredients from Peru's coastal and mountainous regions. A bold exploration of Peruvian-Japanese culture that expresses itself through a perfect blend of exotic flavors, exquisite presentations and thoughtful service, RUKA is an unforgettable experience for adventurous diners and intrigued novices alike.

More Unforgettable Spirits And Golden Colors To Enjoy

Ghost tours and leaf peeping are not the only way to enjoy Boston's enticing spirits and golden colors. The city's sophisticated bar scene is worthy of a tour all its own.

The lobby bar at The Godfrey is a local favorite for those who love the art of mixology. Rooted in craft, as well as local and seasonal flavors, their bartenders strive to highlight local producers and the freshest of ingredients in their creative cocktail offerings.

One, appropriately named Sweater Weather, features Putnam New England Rye Whiskey, Hennessy VSOP, Eden Orleans Wood Cider Aperitif, local honey and smoking spruce tips. Another of their autumn offerings, Fall Into Me, features Zubrowka Bison Grass Vodka, Eden Heirloom Ice Cider, cinnamon, local falernum bitters and is served in a smoking glass.

Whether you come for the autumn colors, stay for its historical richness or linger for the great F & B scene, Boston offers visitors a rich tapestry of autumn goodness that could easily make fall your new favorite time of the year.

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Autumn 2018

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