Spring is right around the corner, and we’re turning to Boston home of the IC’s Boxer Boston Hotel. While the city is more famous for its blustery winters and balmy summers, the brief period between the two is one of the best times to visit.  Here are eight sites not to miss while in Boston this spring.

The Common

The nation’s oldest public park is also one of its best. Located in the heart of Downtown Boston, the Common is wonderful in spring, with college students laying out in the grass and vendors selling lemonade.

The Public Garden

Just across Charles Street from the Common, Boston’s Public Garden comes to life in the spring. Rare trees from around the world, monuments, plants and swan boats are all there for your enjoyment.

The Esplanade

A short walk from the Boxer Boston, the Esplanade is the beautiful stretch of parkland on the banks of the Charles River. Take the kids to a playground, catch a show at the Hatch Shell or go for a scenic walk here this spring in Boston.

Heading Out on the Charles River

After your legs get tired from walking the Esplanade, give your upper body a workout by heading out for a kayak ride on the Charles River for stunning views of Boston and Cambridge. Those looking for a little more speed can head out on one of the many sailboats available for rental.

Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market is a historic pedestrian zone lined with shops and restaurants in the heart of Boston. This is the spot to try some classic clam chowda and have a drink at the Cheers Bar. It’s one of Boston’s top tourist attractions no matter the season, but come springtime it’s even better because you hang outside and enjoy the bustling scene.

Red Sox Games

Each spring, the Boston Red Sox return from their winter home in Florida to historic Fenway Park. Check out a game when they return this season and pair it with a sausage and beer on Yawkey Way beforehand.

Celtics & Bruins in Playoffs

Both the Boston Celtics and Bruins are enjoying stellar seasons this winter, and are likely to make the NBA and NHL playoffs. Their shared home arena, the TD Banknorth Garden, is just across the street from the Boxer Boston Hotel.


The Arnold Arboretum in Boston’s Jamaica Plain neighborhood is one of the most stunning outdoor spaces in all of New England. Head there when the weather gets warm and explore thousands of different types of plants and trees throughout various meadows and gardens.

Hanging out at the Seaport

The Seaport is one of the most scenic places in Boston, but it gets brutally cold in the winter. When spring comes, head out for views of the water and bites of some the city’s world famous seafood.