The city of Boston empties quite a bit during the month of March due to a mass Exodus of students heading out for spring break, making Boston a perfect getaway for this time of year–it won’t be too crowded.
Boston is known for its beautiful museums, rich in history and culture. If you’re caught in some cooler weather, spend your time exploring the Museum of Fine Arts, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, the Harvard Art Museums and others. You can’t go wrong.
In the past few years, Boston’s food truck scene has boomed. A great way to explore the city is by finding the best food trucks. Check out the famed Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, get divine ice cream sandwiches from The Cookie Monstah, try the melt-in-your-mouth waffles from Zinneken’s, or treat yourself to the Chubby Chickpea’s falafel.
One of the best things about Boston is its walkability–you can easily explore the city on foot. And with plenty of Hubway stations around the city, you can also bike along the Charles River, through the Boston Common and other beautiful areas. If you’re feeling adventures, you can even rent kayaks or hit the river on a sailboat.
Another fun way to get to know Boston is our favorite shopping areas. Experience the classic brick buildings lining Newbury Street, known for its brand-name store and Bostonian charm. Or head into the hustle and bustle of the Downtown Shopping district, with its giant Primark, Gap, DSW and so much more–right on the edge of Chinatown, which is full of delicious restaurants. And if you want to venture into Cambridge, you can head to the Cambridgeside Galleria, with three large floors of everything you could be looking for.
Boston has terrific theatres, with plays, Broadway productions, and other shows constantly performing in our historic theatre district. Check out the Boston Opera House, the Wang Theater, the Wilbur and the Shubert to see what’s showing while you’re in town.
Spring Break in Boston: The Ultimate Guide
All you need to know, from food to entertainment and shopping, for the best spring break in Boston.