Boston's distinct seasons bring exciting outdoor adventures for year round fun. Visitors of every age can find a way to spend the day enjoying the weather during the winter, spring, summer and fall.
Winter weather may bring dips in temperatures and snow covered sidewalks, but it also brings the opportunity to enjoy ice skating, sledding, and even skiing in and around the city. Take advantage of the Boston Common where the Frog Pond welcomes you to swirl and twirl around the ice. Or head to the Blue Hills where you can take a hike anytime of year, or even ski at this just outside the city spot.
When the snow starts to melt and temperatures begin to rise, you'll find the city landscape coming to life. Locals flock to outdoor spaces to enjoy the beauty of the newly verdant landscape dotted with bright blooms. Favorite spots include the Arnold Arboretum, and the Boston Public Garden.
Once summer is in full swing, Bostonians take advantage of the Harbor, and Charles River and make their way to the water. Frolic along the shore or get out on the water by renting a canoe or kayak to tour along the Charles River. Take a cruise to one of the Boston Harbor Islands, or hang at the beach at Castle Island Park.