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Springtime Things to Do in Boston
About 7 month(s) ago by InterContinental Boston
Savor the Sunshine & Blue Skies with Fun Springtime Things to Do in Boston
Winter has melted away and the flowers are blooming: it's springtime in Boston! This season is a wonderful time to explore the city's natural charms and outdoor spaces. From Swan Boats and walking tours to baseball games and beer gardens, discover the best springtime things to do in Boston during your visit.
Walk a Unique Urban Pathway at the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
With cheerful water fountains, food trucks, and a colorful carousel, the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway is an absolute joy to explore. Running through Downtown Boston right by our hotel, this linear park stretches more than a mile and connects the waterfront, Chinatown, Financial District, and North End. It's a series of beautifully landscaped gardens, public artwork, plazas and promenades that beckon you to slow down and savor the day - just perfect for springtime. See flowers in bloom and find special events like fitness classes, markets, movies, and music.
Go Boating: Paddle the Charles River & Float on a Swan
Enjoy the waterways and ponds of Boston, a city whose maritime character runs deep. Love to paddle? You can go kayaking, canoeing, and stand-up paddle boarding on the pretty Charles River, which runs through the city. Rent gear at Charles River Canoe & Kayak and spend a day on the water. If you prefer pedaling to paddling, head to the Public Garden for a Swan Boat adventure. Boston's Swan Boats date back to 1877 and are a beloved symbol of the city. Your captain will pedal you around the pond on a peaceful journey on the back of a swan.
Cheer on the World Champion Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park
Rooting for the Red Sox isn't just a hobby or pastime, it's a citywide obsession. At Boston Red Sox games at Fenway Park you can connect with the fervent fan base and experience what the magic is all about. You can attend baseball games all spring and summer, but buy your tickets as early as possible. Historic Fenway Stadium tends to sell out. Explore the lively neighborhood around the celebrated ballpark before and after the game to meet fans and feel the rush of Red Sox mania.
Stroll the Sunny City on a Leisurely Boston Walking Tour
Warm, sunny spring days are the perfect opportunity to explore Boston's bold cuisine, vibrant history, and heralded institutions. Discover a wealth of walking tours to choose from, starting with the most famous: Boston's Freedom Trail. Follow the red brick pathway past historical sites with or without a guide. Love to eat? You'll find a food tour in almost every area of the city, including the North End, South End, Jamaica Plain, and Fenway. Movie buffs can tour scenes from movies like Good Will Hunting. There are also free Harvard campus tours led by students that share insider secrets of the celebrated University.
Bounce Between Boston Breweries on a Craft Beer Odyssey
When the weather warms up, Boston locals hit up the beer gardens at their favorite Boston craft breweries. Discover plenty of fantastic options to choose from in the city, whether you like a hoppy pale ale, a fruity hefeweizen, a lofty amber ale or an inky stout. Sam Adams is the obvious place to start; it was the first craft brewery in America. Check out Trillium Brewing Company in Fort Point if you like IPAs along with Harpoon Brewery in the Seaport District. Aeronaut, Cambridge Brewing Co., Lamplighter, and Mystic Brewery are also worth a stop for craft beer lovers.
Linger in Lovely Gardens Bursting with Spring Blooms
Tulips, daffodils, azaleas, peonies - it seems like the entire city of Boston is blooming come springtime. Beginning in early April, a procession of blooming spring flowers fills the city's parks, backyards, and gardens. You'll see many of the prettiest in Boston Common and the Public Garden, including more than 20,000 tulips. Arnold Arboretum is the place to go for lilac trees, which are best in May. You'll also find blooming trees clustered in different neighborhoods around the city; head to the Charles River Esplanade for cherry trees in mid-April and to Boston's Back Bay neighborhood for blooming magnolia trees from April to May.
Enjoy Farm-Fresh Flavors from the South of France at Miel
Overlooking the water with beautiful Boston views, our three-star Certified Green Restaurant is a true treasure. Feast on inspired organic cuisine infused with the freshest springtime ingredients and flavors, all with the appealing panache of France's Côte d'Azur region. Enjoy fine French treats in this Provence-themed brasserie crafted with honey, herbs, lavender, tomatoes, seafood, fresh vegetables, and olive oil. Be wowed by the creations of Chef Didier Montarou and experience springtime like never before.
Brilliant Spring Getaways to Boston's Award-Winning Luxury Hotel
Cradled by the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway and perched over Fort Point Channel in Boston Harbor, our five-star hotel offers unrivaled luxury and style. Stay moments away from many of the top things to do in Boston in springtime and year-round, including the Boston Tea Party Museum, Freedom Trail, and New England Aquarium. Relax at our sumptuous spa and indulge in mouthwatering cuisine at Miel and other international outlets. Discover upscale rooms and spectacular suites with skyline views. Treat yourself to a Boston spring getaway that awakens your senses and uplifts your soul.