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SpotHero Spring Picks: Our Top 5 Things to Do in Boston This Spring

If you’re anything like us, you’re ready for spring. Here’s a rundown of our favorite things to do in Boston this spring, hand-picked by SpotHero’s Boston team!

Watch the Red Sox at Fenway

Recommended by John H. 

Date: The Red Sox home opener is April 15, 2022. You can view the entire regular season schedule here.

Location: Fenway Park

Cost: Ticket price varies based on opponent

Details: Nothing says spring like a day at the ballpark. When the weather is nice, grab your friends and head over to Fenway to cheer on the Red Sox!

LGBT Film Festival

Recommended by John H. 

Date: April 7-17

Location: Emerson Paramount Center

Cost: Free – $11 based on the event. You can find tickets here.

Details: Wicked Queer is the largest LGBT media event in New England, bringing together film lovers of every gender and sexual identity. Films are available to be viewed virtually as well as in person. Visit the main site for details about the film line-up as they are made available.

Boston Marathon

Recommended by John H. 

Date: Monday, April 18, 2022. Waves begin at 9AM

Location: Starts on Main Street in Hopkinton and finishes near the John Hancock Tower in Copley Square. You can find the course map here.

Cost: Free to cheer! | $205 for race registration for qualifying participants only.

Details: The Boston Marathon is one of the biggest events of the year! Every year, it’s held on Patriots Day, the third Monday of April. Even if you’re not running, you can still join the hundreds of thousands of spectators lining the streets of Boston. You can find more information on the race here.

Explore the Public Garden

Recommended by Emily

Dates & Hours: Open daily 6AM-11:30PM

Location: Boston Public Garden

Cost: Free

The first public botanical garden in America has a lot to offer, especially on a nice spring day. Bring a picnic, or go on a leisurely stroll. Time spent at the Public Garden is never wasted.

Jet off on spring break

If you’re heading out of town for spring break, we wouldn’t hold it against you. Catching a flight? Just remember to reserve your airport parking spot in advance!

Happy spring, Boston!