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Boston is picturesque throughout year, but fall is arguably the most stunning season. Make sure to grab your camera and explore these 5 scenic locations to take advantage of the city’s color and liveliness.

Boston Public Garden

It’s no secret that a trip to the Public Garden is a necessity when in town and in autumn it’s even more lovely with a warm spectrum of colorful leaves. Pack a picnic and sit under one of the shady trees, take a walk in the crisp air and hope on a swan boat for a ride around the Frog Pond.

Beacon Hill

Charles Street is the hub of Beacon Hill and where its most quaint shops and restaurants are located. Off of this street are numerous side streets filled with hidden brick paths and colonial townhomes. All over the neighborhood, trees change to vibrant colors in the autumn months. A short walk from the Boxer, this area is an essential stop when visiting Boston. The

South End

With numerous coffee shops and restaurants full of local character, you could easily spend an entire weekend solely exploring the South End. This neighborhood, which is roughly south of Columbus Avenue between Dudley Square and Chinatown, is lined with brownstones offering a charming backdrop to your autumn stroll.

Harvard Yard

This vast expanse of lawn surrounded by collegiate buildings is a sight to see in the when the seasons change. Meander around Harvard Square then make your way to the yard, grab a book, take a seat in one of the lawn chairs and enjoy the chilly autumn air as the leaves fall and students bustle around you.

The Esplanade

The Charles River Esplanade, which runs along the Boston side of the Charles, is beautiful to walk along in fall. Whether you go for a walk, run, or even rent a bike, you’re sure to be surrounded by colorful foliage. If you can, try to go during sunset—the colors against the water make for a stunning view.