Fall in New England is a magical time of year, as the weather cools off and trees burst into various shades of amber and gold. The Boston area can serve as an ideal base for leaf-peepers with lots of luxury hotels getting in the spirit with special seasonal packages. These are some of our top picks for an autumn escape.
The Langham, Boston
Formerly a Federal Reserve Bank, the luxurious Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Langham, Boston is a national architectural landmark with many attractive amenities. The historic property’s convenient downtown location makes it easy to tour the city and, with the Langham Lifestyle Boston package (a welcome gift of a selfie stick, a “Picture Perfect Boston” list of top attractions and a map), you are given extra incentive to do just that.
After spending the day taking in the city’s striking fall foliage, you can relax in the heated indoor pool before indulging in modern American fare at Bond Restaurant and Lounge.
Fairmont Copley Plaza
The historic Fairmont Copley Plaza, situated right on Copley Square in the Back Bay neighborhood, offers an educational getaway this fall with the Freedom Trail Discovery package. Pick up overnight accommodations, two passes to the Freedom Trail Foundation’s Walk Into History tour (led by an 18th-century costumed guide), two tickets to the three Freedom Trail historic museums (Old South Meeting House, Old State House and Paul Revere House) and a copy of The Freedom Trail: An Artist’s View book.
To even further enjoy Boston’s history, reserve the Freedom Trail Suite, which boasts artwork chosen by historians and archivists to celebrate the city’s colonial heritage.
After a day of exploring, the hotel’s Oak Long Bar and Kitchen provides a gorgeous place to unwind.
Four Seasons Hotel Boston
Located just across the street from the Public Garden, this Five-Star hotel is well situated for a lavish fall getaway in the city. As an added inducement, should you need one, there are two packages that tempt travelers to spend more than just a weekend at the storied address.
With the Fall Getaway offer, take 25 percent off your room rate when you book three or more nights. Or simply plan a long weekend escape with the Boston Getaway deal and receive a complimentary third night when you book two.
Both packages give you more time to enjoy the perks of the hotel, including the eighth-floor indoor pool — with views of the Garden and State House — and sumptuous seafood specialties at Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Bristol Restaurant & Bar.
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center
The Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, sitting right on Boston Harbor, affords some of the most stunning views of any waterfront hotel in the city, but this property is particularly appealing come autumn because of its complimentary bicycles.
Cooler weather and fall foliage make this the season to explore the myriad popular bars, restaurants, museums (The Institute for Contemporary Art and the Boston Children’s Museum to name a few), parks and the famous Harborwalk that are all within riding (or walking) distance of the well-placed property.
At the end of the day, head to the Seaport Hotel’s heated indoor pool to warm up before heading out again for an evening stroll along the waterfront.
The Inn at Hastings Park
Situated just 15 minutes northwest of Boston, historic Lexington’s The Inn at Hastings Park makes for a fantastic fall escape. The 22-room inn, composed of three restored 19th-century buildings, is just steps away from the Lexington Green, the starting point of the American Revolutionary War.
The hotel’s Fall Weekend Getaway Package includes your choice of either hard or sparkling cider or a seasonal brew plus some of the chef’s autumn treats upon arrival. Other complimentary perks include breakfast in the hotel’s restaurant, Artistry on the Green, and use of the inn’s bicycles to explore the scenic surrounding area.
Additionally, the staff is happy to help make arrangements for fun outings like a leaf-peeping picnic, seasonal brewery tours and apple or pumpkin picking.