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Your Guide to Springtime in Boston

February 26, 2021

There’s a magical time of year in Boston when the city shakes off the chill of the New England winter and really comes to life. This season offers fresh air, beautiful blooms and fun-filled events and activities for both visitors and locals. We’ve compiled a list of several must-try activities to help build out your ultimate guide to springtime in Boston, just moments from The Overlook at St. Gabriels in Brighton.

Visit the Arnold Arboretum

Nothing says, “Welcome, Spring!” like admiring the fresh flowers at the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University. Located a 20-minute drive away from The Overlook, this well-known arboretum shows off gorgeous displays of colorful buds and plants. Plus, you might even catch a glimpse of the birds and other wildlife that emerge during the spring season.

Pedal Around

Springtime is best enjoyed on two wheels! Grab your bike, and enjoy the fresh breeze while you ride through Brighton’s Fidelis Way Park or Rogers Park. We also recommend heading out of the neighborhood and enjoying a cruise through Boston’s array of public parks, gardens and green spaces. Need a bike? The Overlook at St. Gabriels is just 5 minutes from the Union Square BLUEbike Station.

Hop on the Old Town Trolley

Sometimes it’s nice to just be a tourist for the day. Purchase your ticket for Boston’s best hop-on hop-off tour, Old Town Trolley, and enjoy a warm spring day exploring all the historic landmarks, neighborhoods and hidden gems of Boston. Who knows? Maybe you’ll learn something new about our city!

Cruise Boston Harbor

Warmer weather means it’s time to head out on the water with ​Boston Harbor Cruises​. Located about 18 minutes from The Overlook, New England’s largest cruise company offers a variety of options to suit your interests, including whale watching, sightseeing, lighthouse cruises and more. This is the ultimate to-do for your guide to springtime in Boston.

Head to the Farmer’s Market

You know it’s truly spring when farmers’ markets start popping up around the city. Find fresh spring arrangements, baked goods and tasty seasonal produce from one of Boston’s 26 different farmers’ markets, including the ​Brighton Farmer’s Market,​ ​SoWa Open Market​ and Boston Public Market​.

No matter the season, our Brighton neighborhood and Boston backyard are full of excuses to get out and explore. Living at The Overlook at St. Gabriel’s just makes it that much easier to do.

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