A.utumn Guide to Boston

Uncover Historic Boston, The City of Kind Hearts

AKA has landed in New England, just in time for Boston's favorite season. As the weather cools and the foliage transforms from deep greens to a rainbow of gold and red, we welcome you to indulge in the season of change. Follow our guide to Boston to complement your a.utumn stay.

A Clock Tower In A City

For The Historian

With history boasting in every corner, Boston has no shortage of monuments, churches, museums, and influential sites for the historian in you. A terrific way to experience multiple iconic sites is to explore along the Freedom Trail, beginning at Boston Common Park and ending at the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. Stops along the way include the Old State House (pictured above), Paul Revere's house, USS Constitution Warship, and more. If the weather is a bit cooler, there is no shortage of museums like the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Commonwealth Museum, and the family-favorite Children's Museum.

A Road With Trees On The Side

For The Nature-Lover

Embrace the seasons of New England by immersing yourself in nature. Visitors can find hiking trails directly outside the city, like World's End Reservation in Hingham or the Harold Parker State Forest in Andover. If you're looking for a more novice experience, Boston's many parks and public gardens can satisfy your yearning for adventure. We recommend the Boston Commons, Back Bay Fens, Rose Kennedy Greenway, and Charles Esplanade.

A Baseball Stadium With A Full Crowd

For The Sports Fan

Boston sports take their fandoms seriously. There is no messing around regarding the Red Sox, Bruins, and Patriots. Located a short distance from Hotel AKA Back Bay sits Fenway Ballpark. You can enjoy a Fenway Frank, a tall glass of beer, and America's favorite pastime from spring to fall. In the fall in winter, the Bostonians venture out of the city to Patriot Place in Foxborough, where along with Gillette Stadium, is 1.3 million square feet (about half the area of The Vatican) of shopping, dining, and entertainment. 

A Table With Food And Drinks On It

For The Foodie

There is no shortage of cuisine for a traveler to Beantown, a nickname that refers to a traditional dish of Boston Baked Beans served in the colonial days. Travel to the North End to get your Italian fix, explore Quincy Market Colonnade in Faneuil Hall, or dine in our neighborhood of Back Bay. For classic New England cuisine, we recommend our very own Precinct Kitchen+Bar, which features local classics like a lobster roll, fish & chips, a selection of Flatbread Pizzas and fresh diver scallops.

A Statue In Front Of A Building

For The Aesthete

Meet one of our favorite museums in the city. The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, conceived by the ever-eccentric art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts, was built in the style of a 15th-century Venetian palace. Featured in her collection is the first ever Sandro Botticelli painting to be owned by an American. Advanced tickets for timed entry to the museum are required and can be attained here.