Summertime is prime tourist time at the beaches and in the Berkshires, but in Boston, there’s probably no better month than October.
The weather is mild—if we’re lucky—and leaf peepers flock here on their way to watch the hills turn brilliant shades of red and gold. Parents come to check on their children at college, rowing enthusiasts line the river banks for the Head of the Charles Regatta, and in good years, like this one, the Red Sox are still playing, bringing in baseball fans.
With all these visitors in town, hotels are full and room rates are higher than at any other time of year. In fact, Boston is the most expensive place to stay in the country this October. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.