You know it’s springtime in New England when it’s barely 40 degrees Fahrenheit outside and yet everyone is happily dancing about in shorts and flip flops. We endure long winters here, and we waste no time with this in-between weather—Bostonians are an all or nothing type of people. Just as Boston’s people can be seen out and about celebrating the end of winter, outdoor Boston attractions also start to open up this time of year. You’ll frequently spot Boston Duck Tours full of camera-happy tourists and Red Sox fans making their way to Fenway Park.
If you’re traveling to Boston, now is the time to do it! You’ll want to be here when spring breathes life back into the city after a long (but quaint) winter slumber. Wondering what Boston attractions are “must-sees” this time of year? Well, that depends on your interests. Luckily, a Boston attractions pass features free admission to a whopping 51 top attractions for one low price—so you won’t have to pick and choose too much! Here’s a look at some of the top Boston tourist attractions this spring.
Fenway Park Tour
Unless you’re a diehard Yankees fan, a Fenway Park Tour should be on your itinerary for a springtime visit to Boston. As the season kicks off, the excitement in the whole Fenway area is higher than ever. It’s the perfect time to take a behind-the-scenes tour of America’s oldest ball park, where our beloved Red Sox play.
USS Constitution Cruise
Recently re-opened for the season on March 29th, the USS Constitution Cruise is a favorite of visitors of all ages. The fully-narrated 45-minute cruise takes you past Bunker Hill Monument and the Boston Tea Party Boat out to Charlestown Navy Yard where the USS Constitution,known in these parts as “Old Ironsides,” stays docked most days of the year (typically, she’s towed out to the Harbor once a year to give a special performance). Once in the Navy Yard, you’ll be able to get off your modern boat and hop on board the restored Constitution to look around for yourself.
New England Aquarium Whale Watch
The New England Aquarium is a Boston highlight year round, but only in the nice weather is the New England Aquarium Whale Watch able to traverse the cold Atlantic waters where humpback whales, finback whales, minke whales, and white sided dolphins reside. The boat features three outdoor decks and an indoor climate-controlled cabin, so you’ll have a great experience even if it’s a bit chilly or rainy, and you’ll have a good chance of spotting some magnificent ocean wildlife. Make sure to bring your camera! This attractions is available with you 3, 5, or 7-day Boston attractions pass.
Freedom Trail Walking Tour
While yellow-brick roads are a fantasy of the theater, Boston’s red-brick trail is grounded totally in reality—and history. The weather is now nice enough to fully enjoy the Freedom Trailing Walking Tour, which takes visitors on an exploration of Colonial and Revolutionary-era life in Massachusetts. Guided by knowledgeable actors dressed as famous patriots, you’ll make your way past sites like the Old State House, the Boston Massacre Site, and Faneuil Hall.
Want more things to do and see? A Boston attractions pass by Smart Destinations will take care of that for you. With savings of up to 55% off admission prices, you can’t go wrong.