Boston March 20, 2018
The 7 Wonders Of Boston Springtime You Must See Before They’re Gone
In terms of weather, spring sometimes feels like a mirage on the horizon. However, the season is officially here and – snow or shine – we want to make the most from it. Don’t miss out on the following seven splendid spring activities:
1. Savor spring in the Public Garden.
Celebrate the return of color to our most beloved garden with a stroll along the paths and a nostalgic Swan Boat ride. The Swan Boats open again on April 18, 2018.
2. Explore the Arnold Arboretum.
The cherry trees planted here include some rare native species and they’re a lovely sight in spring. On May 13, 2018, come for Lilac Sunday, an annual celebration of the 369 lilac plants on display at this arboretum.
3. Go whale watching.
Whale watching tours start up again in spring, giving you the chance to witness these behemoths gliding through the depths. There are several whale watching operations to choose from in and around the city, but Boston Harbor Cruises leaves right from Long Wharf and travels out to the Stellwagen Bank Marine Sanctuary. Tours begin on March 24, 2018.
Willing to venture a little further afield? I cannot recommend Cape Ann Whale Watch strongly enough! Tours leave from Gloucester from April 14, 2018.
4. Enjoy the Charles River.
Pretty soon, kayak rentals will be opening for the season and you can get back on the water. Prefer to appreciate the river from land? Then catch the Run of the Charles. This is actually the biggest flat-bottomed boat race in New England, featuring 1500 participants. It is being held on April 29, 2018.
5. Hang out at Castle Island.
Although Castle Island is an accessible destination year-round, Sully’s has already opened for the season, so you can now load up on hot dogs and seafood before kicking back in one of Boston’s most interesting
6. Wonder at the heavens.
BU’s Coit Observatory offers free Public Open Nights on Wednesdays throughout the year. As it gets warmer, this event becomes even more appealing. The Open Night is dependent on weather conditions, so check the
official Twitter feed
7. Marvel at a festival.
While not a natural wonder, Boston College’s Annual Arts Festival is fleeting, yet sure to impress. This multi-day event runs from Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28, 2018, and focuses on all types of art from music to poetry to painting.
What’s your favorite thing to do in spring? Share your excellent adventures in the comments below!
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