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5 Ways to Enjoy Spring in Boston

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admin on April 28, 2015 - 8:00 am in Around Town
Spring is here! In Boston, that means the long days of winter are behind us. Enjoying the warm weather, blooming flowers, and outdoor activities that we avoided during the cold winter should be our top priorities! Here’s a roundup of some of the best springtime activities to do around town.

Watch the Red Sox

Did you know that Fenway Park has been open since 1912 and is the oldest ballpark in the United States? Visiting this historic park to take in a Red Sox game is about as “Boston” as it gets. There are plenty of home games to choose from with ticket prices that range from around $40 to over $100 per ticket. If you’d rather just visit the park without watching a game, consider taking a guided tour.

Have a Picnic

Picnics are a Springtime rite of passage! Pack a lunch or grab some take-out and eat at your favorite spot. The first picnic of the year is always memorable! Some of the best picnic spots in Boston include Piers Park in East Boston, the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in Downtown Boston, and the Boston Common. If you want to venture outside the city a little bit, try Great Brook Farm State Park, which is in Carlisle, MA and even has an ice cream stand!

Go to the Zoo

Though both the Stone Zoo and Franklin Park Zoo are open year round, they are so much more fun during the warmer months. Just as we seem to come to life once winter is over, so do the animals at these zoos! Zoos also run more programs for visitors during the warmer months and are open for a longer period of time during the day. To make a day of it, bring a picnic lunch or grab something at one of the zoo’s concession stands.

Visit Boston’s Public Garden

While the Boston Common and Boston’s Public Garden are close to each other, they offer two completely different experiences. As the United States’ first botanical garden, the Public Garden features plenty of colorful, vibrant flowers that start blooming as soon as spring hits. The garden is also home to the famous Swan Boats. Take a quiet stroll and enjoy the flowers. Grab some takeout and have an impromptu picnic. Marvel at the original Victorian design of these gardens. Before you leave, be sure to take a ride on the Swan Boats!

Take a Guided Tour

How well do you know Boston? Founded in 1630, Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States and its history is directly tied to the birth of our nation. Tours aren’t just for visitors of the city! They’re for people who live here, as well. There are several great Boston tours out there. For example, the Duck Tours are fun, especially with kids. Taking a foot tour is another great option, as well. You’ll be a Boston expert in no time!  

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