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Welcoming spring in Boston

spring has sprung
spring has sprung
Fernando Noriega

After a long winter, it is with great pleasure and relief that we Bostonians are welcoming the new season and the thaw it promises!

Here are 6 things to do this spring season that are unique to Boston:

1. Boston Red Sox opening day - On April 4 at 2:05 p.m. the World Series Champions will host the Milwaukee Brewers at historic Fenway Park opening the 2014 baseball season. This is Red Sox Nation, baby!

2. Boston Public Garden will be in bloom – April marks the month of the blooming season in the Public Gardens. Welcome spring and heighten your senses in the vivid display of over 26,000 tulips in various colors and hues. Get the best view of the gardens onboard the Swan Boats set in the Garden’s lagoon.

3. Boston Marathon – The 2014 Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 21, making it the 118th edition. Patriots’ Day in Massachusetts. Cheer the runners along the 26 miles 385 yard course along any points on Route 135, Route 16, Route 30, and city streets into the center of Boston; Hopkinton, Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, Brookline and Boston.

4. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum hanging gardens tradition - Check out the hanging gardens tradition during the first few weeks of April where horticulturists hang original, stunning gardens from the balconies overlooking the courtyard. Treat yourself to the edible flowers that find themselves on the menu in the café.

5. Duck Tours – tour the city on any one of the 50 different Boston character guides from aboard the Duck Tours’ amphibious World War II style vehicles. Passengers will tour past historic sites around town and take a dip in the Charles River, on the Duck Tours no ride is ever the same.

6. Honor the American Revolution in Concord and Lexington – Patriots Day is April 21, the official civic holiday that honors the opening battles of the American Revolution. Re-enactors commemorate the North Bridge Fight at Minuteman Historical National Park ‘the shot heard ‘round the world.’

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