Boston is a great city for Trick-or-Treating. There are plenty of places to go, and most of them have good candy! However, there are also a few places that you should avoid. We plan on discussing or favorite best and worst Trick-or-Treating spots in Boston. From the perspective of us locals, we hope that this information will help you have a spook-tacular Halloween!
1. The North End
The North End is one of the best places to go trick-or-treating in Boston. The neighborhood is full of cobblestone streets and historic buildings, making it feel like you’ve stepped back in time (and also with a little decoration real spooky). Trick-or-treaters will also be able to enjoy some of the best Italian food in the city while they’re out and about. You most certainly will have to swing by Mikes Pastry or Modern Pastry to give your opinion on the Cannoli Wars.
2. Downtown Crossing
Downtown Crossing is another great place to take the family and kids trick-or-treating in Boston. The area is full of shops and restaurants, so there will be plenty of places for kids to stop and get candy and tricks! Plus, Downtown Crossing is also home to Boston Common, which is a great place to take a break and eat some treats and have an impromptu monster parade.
3. Beacon Hill
Beacon Hill is another great neighborhood for trick-or-treating. The area is well known for its beautiful architecture and gas lamps, making it feel like a scene out of a Halloween movie. Many of the homes in Beacon Hill are also quite close together, so kids will be able to get a lot of candy in a short amount of time. Which makes it an ideal place to bring your younger children so they don't get too tired and can just have fun.
Charlestown is a great place to go trick-or-treating if you’re looking for a more laid back atmosphere. The neighborhood is home to many families, so there will be plenty of houses giving out candy. Charlestown is also home to the USS Constitution Museum, which is a great place to visit after you’ve finished trick-or-treating. All the actors stay in character and really embrace the Halloween Spirit for the kids.
Allston/Brighton is another great neighborhood for trick-or-treating. The area is full of college students, so there will be plenty of people handing out candy. And, if you’re looking for something to do after you’re done trick-or-treating, you can always head over to Harvard Avenue and check out all the Halloween decorations that the college students have put up. Students are notoriously festive and most time older children can really have a ball getting to see "the older kids" also dressed up.
If you’re looking for a great place to take the kids trick-or-treating this year, look no further! We’ve put together a list of the 5 best neighborhoods in and around Boston. So get your costumes ready and mark these neighborhoods down on your map – you won’t want to miss out on all the fun! And if you still need some ideas for costumes, be sure to check out our last blog post for some spook-tacular inspiration. Happy Halloween everyone!