Spring is upon us, and soon the streets of Boston will be full of Bostonians looking for ways to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. From a world-class marathon to opening day baseball to classic nautical pursuits, there’s no better place to welcome the good weather than Beantown. Here are our picks for the best spring events around Boston this year.

First and foremost is, of course, the 126th Annual Boston Marathon, when competitors from around the globe descend on the streets of Boston and its suburbs to compete in the world’s oldest marathon. While registration has closed for this year’s race, residents are encouraged to cheer on competitors from the sidelines and celebrate their victories at the finish line.

Sports fans with an appreciation for history won’t want to miss opening day baseball at Fenway Park on April 15, when the iconic Red Sox face off against fellow American Leaguers the Minnesota Twins. Whether you’re a Sox fan or would prefer to see a Twins victory, a trip to Fenway, the oldest baseball park in the nation, is always a treat, and just stepping into the stadium will fill even the newest baseball fan with an appreciation for the history contained in those brick walls.

Once the heart of the whaling industry, the waters of New England are now one of the world’s premier whale-watching zones, and spring is a great time for Boston residents to hop on a vessel and catch a glimpse of these majestic cetaceans. Head to the New England Aquarium and book passage on one of their boat trips; guests are guaranteed to see a whale, or their next trip is free. The boats visit the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, which is home to a wide variety of whales and other aquatic creatures, ranging from humpback and finback whales to dolphins, seabirds, and more, all of which guarantee a memorable experience for eagle-eyed whale watchers.

If the open ocean isn’t exactly your cup of tea, Boston Common is home to another iconic aquatic activity that takes place in much shallower water. The Boston Common Swan Boats have entertained Bostonians and visitors since the 1870s when Robert Paget began renting small boats to visitors so they could row around the Public Garden lagoon. Over a century later, the boats have changed in shape to feature large swan motifs, but the experience is still the same pleasant one that Victorians had so many years ago.


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