By Zac Ladouceur, ’20

If your student is in Boston, then they are probably just as sick of the weather as we are. One day it’s 45 and sunny, the next -10 and we are in the middle of a blizzard. As we begin to thaw out from the cold, we take a look at some of the best things to do in Boston during the Springtime, and hopefully you can take a look back at this the next time you are in Boston visiting your student!

Duck Boat Tours

This Boston classic is one of the best tours of the city! For one daily ticket, you can hop on and hop off at any stop around Boston, from Faneuil Hall to Back Bay. This is a great option for families looking to learn more about some of the modern and historic places around the city. Every ride is narrated by a hilarious tour guide who teaches you about the landmarks around you on your ride, while making you laugh while you’re learning!

The Public Gardens

The Public Gardens are one of the prettiest parts of Boston. From photographic scenery to the people, there is always something to take in at The Gardens. You will always be able to find families and students alike on the lawns, playing, relaxing, and studying. If the weather is nice, the lawns will be filled with people, all enjoying the beauty of the park. You can even often find street performers providing some music for your sunny days. If the hustle and bustle of the city is too much, or you and your family need a break, this is the perfect place to find it.

Boston Harbor/Whale Watching

For those of you who love the water, there are what seem to be a hundred different water boat tours in and out of Boston Harbor every day. One of the most popular is the Whale watching tours, where you get to go out just a bit beyond the Harbor, onto the open water, and possibly get to see some amazing ocean-life. It’s an amazing change of setting for those feeling a little bored with the city life and all that goes on. The Harbor is also just a fun place to go relax, having restaurants, shops, and often vendors, it’s a great place for those who love the water.

Revere Beach

Who doesn’t love the beach? Revere Beach is one of the beaches easily accessible by the MBTA, just a few stops away from Downtown on the Blue Line.  It is absolutely worth the short trip up there. On any sunny and warm day you’ll be able hundreds of people coming in and out throughout the day. It’s the perfect spot to get out of the city and relax, people-watch, and enjoy time with friends or family in the sun!

The Freedom Trail

If learning about the rich history of Boston’s Downtown area sounds fun to you, then please don’t miss out on taking a guided tour next time you are in town to visit your student! The Freedom Trail guided tours take you along a walking tour around the historic Downtown area, showing you all of the most significant and important landmarks, statues, and buildings that played a part in the foundation of this country. On top of that, the guides are in full Revolutionary costume, complete with accents and all. These tours are fun for all ages, and get you moving and seeing things that you normally might just walk by! You can pick up a self-guided tour map, or meet the tour guides at the Visitor’s Center on the Boston Common, near the Park Street MBTA station, a very short walk from Emerson. 

This short list is only a few of the many things to do in Boston when the weather begins to warm up, and I hope that you’ll take some of these into consideration next time that you visit your student, or Boston. You’re guaranteed to enjoy yourself on almost anything you do in this city. There’s always a ton going on, and a lot more to take in, so you’ll never be bored when you visit!

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