Appreciate the city in all its red brick tulip-filled glory.
Last weekend, I took a trip back to Boston to visit my college roommates. When I went to school in Boston, right as spring was blooming, finals were looming and we never had the chance to appreciate the city in all its red brick tulip-filled glory. We were surprised to take in the city in its re-born glory and to note that, although Boston gets incredible attention for its beauty in the fall, springtime is almost as magnificent. From my amazing weekend in Boston, here is my top five must-do’s every traveler should experience during this wonderful season!
1. Commandeer a ship.
The weekend that I visited, one of the sailing companies was having a promotion. Visitors were allowed a twenty-minute excursion out into the harbor (for free!) with a mini sailing lesson included. It is a unique and wonderful way to see Boston from a distance and to get a little sailing in while you can. Sailing around Boston by was, by far, one of the best parts of the weekend for me.
2. Take a walk by Boston Harbor.
Even if sea legs are not your style, Boston Harbor is magnificent at this time of year. The water sparkles as the sun bounces off the waves and families are beginning to step outside their apartments and wander around the carefully cultivated greens. It’s a great place to spend a relaxing afternoon.
3. Hop on a delicious food tour in your favorite neighborhood.
From freshly made apple cider donuts at the Boston Public Market to warm bread and cannolis at the North End, Boston boasts an impressive array of seasonal and specialized foods. Pick a neighborhood that you want to explore and plan your own afternoon food tour!
4. Go for a Jog by Charles River.
Surrounded by Harvard University, MIT, and other beautiful Massachusetts attractions, the Charles River is a lovely place to go for a nice jog. The Charles River provides peace and solitude to runners and strollers and makes for a beautiful afternoon either alone or with friends.
5. Find a new place for cocktails and catching up with friends.
The current number-one place for cocktails in Boston is Baldwin & Sons, which is where we scored incredible cocktails and glasses of champagne as soon as we walked in the door! Make yourself a spring challenge and vow to find new and exciting sites that are sure to become regulars for the rest of the year.