Boston is a fantastic city to visit during the spring. Its neighborhoods come to life with passion when the days start turning sunny and some of its favorite traditions return. From some great outdoor destinations to some tried-and-true local traditions — here are the 10 best things to do in Boston this spring:
1. Celebrate Patriots Day
If you happen to be visiting on Monday, April 17th — you can catch one of the city’s best holidays. Patriots Day takes place every year, which means most of the city takes the day off and heads out to watch the Boston Marathon. There’s also always a morning game at Fenway.
2. Catch a Red Sox Game
If not on Patriots Day, you can still enjoy the Boston Red Sox throughout spring as they begin their season. Watching a game from the historic seats at Fenway Park is one of our city’s oldest and most treasured pastimes.
3. Check Out TD Garden
The Boxer is around the corner from Boston’s favorite arena — the TD Garden. This year has been historically exciting for the NHL’s Boston Bruins and the NBA’s Boston Celtics, who both play their home games here. Spring means each of these teams will be making their playoff runs, which will create many electric evenings for fans and travelers visiting the nearby TD Garden. The venue also plays host to big-name concert acts, like Blink182 on May 21st.
4. Explore The Boston Public Gardens
Another garden you need to check out in the spring—The Boston Public Garden is one of the city’s most gorgeous and popular outdoor parks. Enjoy the spring sunshine here and at the neighboring Boston Common.
5. Check Out The Emerald Necklace
If you enjoy Boston’s lush parks during the spring season, then you can explore over 1,100 acres of them throughout The Emerald Necklace. Parks in this collection include the Back Bay Fens, Olmstead Park, and Jamaica Pond.
6. Eat Outside
7. Set Out on The Charles
Enjoy the city’s favorite river with a walk along the gorgeous Charles River Esplanade during your spring visit. If you want to get out on the water, there are plenty of kayaking, canoeing, and sailing rentals available.
8. Go To Boston Calling
A popular music festival, Boston Calling will return to the Harvard University Athletic Complex from May 27th- 28th. This year’s lineup features The Lumineers, Alanis Morissette, and Noah Kahan among many more acclaimed artists.
9. Go Shopping
When you’re looking for an easy way to spend a day outside in Boston, start digging into the shopping scene. The big-name shops on Newbury Street are worth experiencing, and beyond the city is filled with amazing boutiques, department stores, and more.
10. Stay at The Boxer
With more than enough happening to fill an itinerary, Boston is a popular springtime destination for travelers. If you agree, you’ll want to book a room at a charming, centrally located, and luxurious boutique hotel as soon as possible. We look forward to seeing you!