Five Reasons to Visit Boston this Spring

After a record-breaking 110+ inches of snow this winter, Boston is celebrating spring and ready to show you a great time. Mascot Vinnie Van GO consulted with his partners at GO Boston Shuttle to get an insider’s view of the best places to visit when you’re there. The list includes: The Freedom Trail Learn about the American Revolution where it all began. Boston’s Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile route that leads to 16 sites historically significant locations including the site of the Boston Massacre, Old North Church, Paul Revere’s home and the U.S.S. Constitution. Download a free map or audio tour or sign up for a group tour at www.Freedomtrail.org. Fenway Park Home of the beloved Boston Red Sox since 1912, Fenway Park is the oldest ballpark in the Major Leagues and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Among the park’s iconic features is The Green Monster, a 37’2” wall inleft field, designed to block external viewers and prevent easy home runs. It is also the inspiration for Wally The Green Monster, a giant Muppet-like creature, which serves as the Red Soxmascot. The Boston Common & Public Garden Two adjacent public parks, both with landmark status, the Boston Common and BostonPublic Garden are both located in downtown Boston, with the Common on the East side of Charles Street and the Garden on the west. The Common was created in 1634 asAmerica’s first public park, a pastoral environ with walkways for cross-town travel. Some 200 years later, the second park was created. It was the first public botanicalgarden, a celebration of flowers and ornamental plants. Faneuil Hall Market Place Completed in 1742, the building has served as a market place and meeting hall ever since. Expanded and restored numerous times,the hall is now part of a larger festival market with indoor/outdoor shops, restaurants and street performers. Check the schedule for concerts and special events. Museum of Fine Arts Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts has 450,000 works of art, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive collections inAmerica. Be sure to see the French impressionist and post-impressionists including pieces by Renoir, Degas, Monet, Van Gogh and more. The 18th-and 19th-century American art collection includes works by Winslow Homer, John Singer Sargent and Gilbert Stuart. Located at 465 Huntington Ave., the museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday; and 10 a.m. to 9:45 p.m. Wednesday and Friday. While you’re in Boston, don’t forget to say hello to our friends at GO Boston Shuttle and GO Knights Airport Limousine Service, both of which serve Boston Logan International (BOS).

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