AAA says you should experience these Boston-area fall foliage trips

One spot offers "stunning yellow, red and orange leaves in the autumn."

Foliage in the Public Garden in Boston.
In the Public Garden, a small tree with brilliant yellow fall leaves, stands out against the darker fall foliage around it. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

As Massachusetts trees turn their famous fall colors, there are several Boston-area destinations travelers should experience this time of year at least once, according to AAA.

Your AAA Daily posted a list of Northeast fall foliage trips you have to take at least once, full of locations “perfect for spotting the beautiful changing colors of the season,” and several Boston-area destinations made the cut.

Leaf peepers should head to Arnold Arboretum, according to the publication, which offers “stunning yellow, red and orange leaves in the autumn.”

Other top city spots for viewing the season’s colors include the Public Garden, the Esplanade, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, according to AAA, and city neighborhoods worth strolling for optimal fall color are Beacon Hill, Back Bay, and Bay Village.


AAA said it’s also worth traveling to Lexington for the “lovely scenery, but also key spots from the American Revolution,” as well the Minute Man National Historical Park.

As for places to stay, the publication recommended the following hotels with AAA Diamond designations: Boston Harbor Hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton, Fairmont Copley Plaza, Hyatt Regency, Intercontinental Boston, and Residence Inn by Marriott.


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