After the spray pool closes and before the ice rink opens, the Boston Common Frog Pond is still a great stop in the Common. The Frog Pond carousel is open until the end of October. The old-fashioned thrill provides a cheap and fun activity to do in the crisp fall air. The ice rink will open sometime later in the season.
The Boston Common; $3 per ride; Weekdays: 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; www.bostonfrogpond.com