What’s Happening in Boston This Spring

The cold winters of the northeast can be brutal but they make way for some really vivid seasons as the tulips begin to bloom. You will start to see people leaving their coats at home and taking tours of the Boston Harbor, floating on the Swan Boats in the Public Garden, and cheering at baseball games in Fenway Park. That’s not all there is to do in Boston in spring. No matter if you’re on vacation, studying at one of its prestigious universities, or from New England, it’s time to get outside for the best season to experience Boston.

100th Birthday of Fenway Park

When:  April 20, 2012

Where: Fenway Park

What:  The Red Sox will play the Yankees, the first team they played against (then called The Highlanders) when Fenway Park opened, wearing uniforms from 1912.

SoWa Open Market Opening Day

When:  May 1, 2012

Where:  SoWa Open Market

What:  Designers, artists, florists, bakers and farmers selling their creations every Sunday.

Taste of the North End 2012

When:  May 4, 2012

Where:  DCR’s Steriti Memorial Rink

What:   Taste foods from 30 North End restaurants.

Boston Theatre Marathon 2012

When:  May 20, 2012

Where:  Boston Center for the Arts

What:  Fifty theatre companies perform consecutive plays for 10 hours.

 Artwalk

When:  May 12-13, 2012

Where:  Fort Point Neighborhood

What:  Fort Point artists open their studios to the public.

EarthFest 2012

When:  May 29, 2012

Where:  DCR’s Hatch Memorial Shell

What:  Music, samples from environmentally friendly companies, non-profit organizations, and activities for children at the free event hosted by Whole Foods.

Whether you are new to the area or just visiting, check out our interview with tour guide Tim Dewart and hear about his favorite weekend getaways, restaurants, and dream itinerary for Boston.

If you’re looking to explore other parts of the country check out our website for vacation package ideas.

An Interview with Tim Dewart — Boston Tour Guide

California Tours introduces a new series of interviews with the tour guides who lead our tours around the US. They’ll share funny stories, travel tips, and details about the destinations that they visit so often.

This week, we speak with Tim Dewart, a professional tour guide based in Boston who switched from a life of performance and theatrical arts to the fine art of giving tours! Throughout the East Coast and all across the National Parks, Tim has spent years cultivating a passion for travel and adventure in the United States.

Tour Guide Series: Tim Dewart, Boston

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