The jackets are lighter, the flowers are blooming, and spring has sprung here in Boston. Whether you are here for your spring vacation, visiting friends and family for the weekend or looking to be a tourist in your own city – Boston is the place for you. We’ve gathered together our top 10 things to do this spring in Boston.  

 

Catch a Game

Spring might be one of the best times in Boston for sports. With the Boston Red Sox back at Fenway, our winter sports teams fighting for their spots in the playoffs, and New England Revolution kicking it up at Gillette Stadium there is a team for everyone to cheer on. Want to learn more about the ‘City of Champions’? Take a trip to The Sports Museum at TD Garden.  
 
Not really a sports fan? We still invite you to join us at some of our historic sites, for amazing energy, iconic and delicious food options, unforgettable experiences, and instagrammable locations.  

 

Get Outside and Get Active!

Once dubbed 'America’s Walking City’, Boston has many options for getting outside and getting active in the city.  

Book your spot at pop-up workouts like yoga at the Revere Rooftop, Seaport Sweat in Boston’s Seaport Neighborhood, Super Sassy Sundays at the Liberty Hotel with Barre Grove instructor Alanna Perry, and Wednesday night immersive yoga at SoWa Boston.  

See Boston from a whole new perspective by renting a canoe or kayak and floating down the Charles River with Paddle Boston. Elevate your water experience by booking a sunset sail. Prefer to explore the city by land? Discover Boston by bike with Urban AdvenTours.  

If you’re looking for something extremely unique check out the ‘Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series’ at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in the Seaport on June 4th. 

 

Get Tickets to a Show

Boston’s arts and culture scene is blooming again this spring season. The Boston Pops and Keith Lockhart are back for their 2022 spring season with interactive performances for the whole family. The newly launched concert venue, Roadrunner, has a fire-filled line-up with artists and genres for every kind of music lover. Or get dressed up and have a night at the Boston Ballet for their performances of MINDscape or Swan Lake.  

Get tickets to an immersive art exhibit, that gives art lovers both old and new a fun way to experience artistic mediums and trailblazers. Immersive Frida Kahlo, a 360-degree immersive experience, with large-scale projections allows audiences to step inside the colorful and vibrant world of Frida Kahlo like never before. Or get tickets to Immersive Klimt. From Master of Digital Art, Massimiliano Siccardi, this experience brings to life the world of Gustav Klimt in expression of colors, shapes, and patterns with no limits. Get your tickets today!  

And don’t miss out on experiencing our museum scene with ICA Free Thursdays, and the Harvard Art Museum at Night, a new event series happening on the last Thursday of every month.  

 

Pop-up Markets and Shopping

Visit Boston’s Seaport district for their ‘Seaport Summer Market’ with pop-up weekends this May and June, or explore the vintage markets, local artist, craft vendors, and of course foodie options with the return of SoWa Open Market every Sunday in Boston’s South End neighborhood. We recommend visiting Nubian Square, and ‘savor’ the square by browsing options from local brick and mortars stands and entrepreneurial vendors.  

Take a stroll down Newbury Street or through the Prudential Center for some traditional shopping options in Boston. We recommend grabbing a coffee at Pavement Coffee or even a cookie, or two, at Levain Bakery to fuel your trip.  

Want to fill your weekend tote bag with more of Boston’s best local produce? Visit all the farmers markets around the city.

 

Outdoor Dining, Patios and Gardens

There is something about dining ‘al fresco’ that really makes the food and drinks taste that much better. With patio, rooftop, and even sidewalk dining now open in Boston – now you can enjoy your culinary favorites with a side of sun.

 

Taste it all at a Local Food Hall

Not sure of what food to try while in the city? Immerse yourself in multiple options with one of Boston’s Food Halls.  

Occupying the ground floor of historic 401 Park Drive, Time Out Market Boston showcases some of the city’s best chefs, restaurateurs, craft beers and cultural offerings. Or try out newly opened High Street Place, a vibrant food hall located in the heart of Downtown Boston. With a large variety of offerings such as craft cocktails, award-winning doughnuts, grain bowls, a raw bar, and so much more – there is something for everyone in your group on High Street.  

Check out the array of cafes, counters, dining experiences and even cooking classes from Boston’s vibrant Italian marketplace – Eataly Boston.  

Looking for some local options? Boston Public Market is an indoor, year-round market offering fresh and locally sourced food from over 35 New England farmers, fishermen and more. By shopping here, you’d be #supportinglocal – as everything sold is produced or originates in New England. Heading to a game or concert at the TD Garden? Then make sure to visit Hub Hall – where you can pick from local favorites such as Mike’s Pastry, Naco Taco or ReelHouse Oyster Bar. Make sure to grab a slice of Roman and New Haven-style pizza from well-known Chef Douglass Williams, at his latest concept, APizza.  

Want to taste some of the Boston area’s craft beer? Then join City Brew Tours and adventure to the region's top breweries, brewpubs, and eateries.  

 

Celebrate with a Festival

Nothing says good weather, like the return of outdoor festivals.  

This year’s Boston Calling music festival, held at the Harvard Athletic Complex, features headliners such as Nine Inch Nails, The Strokes and Metallica. Fuel for the whole weekend with local food vendors such as The Smoke Shop, Mr. Tuna, Roxy’s Grilled Cheese, Buenas, and Boston’s iconic The Chicken & Rice Guys. Local Boston chefs will also be serving up flavors such as Chef Colin Lynch of Bar Mezzana, Chef Adrienne Wright and Chef Chris Coombs of Deuxave, Chef Miguel Deras of Mariel, and Chef Cory Seeker of Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar. Learn more

Looking for a serotonin boost? Bust a move at this year’s ‘Let’s Dance Festival’ at Rose Kennedy Greenway. This five-day free dance festival features live music and even classes for dancers of all levels and styles. Or fly a kite at Revere Beach’s 7th Annual Kite Festival. The perfect way to kick off beach season with the whole family! 

We also encourage you to ‘Save the Date’, because BAMSFest is back again this year! One of the fastest growing urban arts and music festivals, BAMS Festival celebrates Afro-centric identity and Black artistry. With live art and graffiti, musical artists, and a vendor village this is a can’t-miss event.  

 

Take in the History & Sites with a Walking Tour

Take an Art and Architecture Tour at the Boston Athenaeum. Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenæum is one of the most distinguished independent libraries and cultural institutions in the United States. Visitors today can find over half a million volumes, focused in local and state history, English and American literature and more. Did we mention the breathtaking bookshelves and interior design? 

We all know Boston is well-known for its place in American history. That means a must-do for visitors and locals is the famous 2.5-mile red brick ‘Freedom Trail’. Learn about the American Revolution and more, and stop along the Park Street Church, Old State House, Paul Revere House, and more historic sites. Want history with a side of cheese? Then we recommend getting your ticket for Boston’s North End Pizza Tour, which includes delicious slices of pizza, visits to Freedom Trail sites – with a cannoli on the side.  

More of a movie fan than a history buff? Then grab your ticket for ‘On Location Tours’ in Boston. With dozens of locations from The Town, Good Will Hunting, Ray Donovan and of course, Cheers – this one is sure to be a ‘blockbuster’ hit for your weekend itinerary.  

Ready for a grand adventure? See Boston from above with Helicopter Tour Boston – where you can get views of all that Boston and even the harbor islands have to offer. 

 

Award-Winning Chefs and Restaurants 

With such a rich history, diverse neighborhoods, and passion for innovation, it is no surprise that the culinary leaders in Boston are second to none. With numerous amounts of award-winning chefs and restaurateurs, your taste buds will thank you for dining out in Boston.  

Grab the newest pasta dish from Chef Douglass Williams of MIDA, grab oysters and a warm lobster roll from the North End’s Neptune Oyster, or start your day with a latte and pastry from Joanne Chang’s Flour Bakery. Visit Chef Karen Akunowicz’s Fox & The Knife or Bar Volpe in South Boston, grab a bite at Tournament of Champions Winner Tiffani Faison's Boston restaurants or locations at High Street Place, or grab a table and a meal at one of restaurateur Ken Oringer’s locations in Boston and Cambridge.  

Craving a good glass of wine? Make sure to visit haley.henry in Downtown Boston, The Butcher Shop in the South End, or enjoy a glass with a side of steak at Boston’s Grill 23 & Bar.  

 

Explore a new Neighborhood

Did you know Boston is comprised of 23 different neighborhoods? We encourage you to visit as many as you can and experience a Boston you may not have heard of yet, and all that we have to offer.   

Looking to do it all and stay for a long weekend, or even a week? Don’t miss out on some of the amazing spring packages and deals from our hotel partners.