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Breaking: Spring is Happening in Boston

It’s finally that time of the semester—the sun is out, the air is warm, and the thick coats are finally being replaced by cute teddy jackets. But as you excitedly wait for spring break to roll around, you also realize that you don’t have any plans to get out of the city. But wait—don’t go into panic mode just yet! Take your planner out and jot down these points on how to have an amazing, budget-friendly spring break without ever having to leave Boston.

  1. 1. Feed the squirrels at Boston Common

    Who doesn’t love the scampering locals of the Boston Public Garden? These critters aren’t exactly the pickiest eaters in the world, and are ready to eat pretty much anything you offer to them. I personally recommend buying a pack of nuts from your local store before heading over. The best part is when they hold your palm down to get those hard-to-reach crumbs on your hands!

  2. 2. Discover new places to eat at

    No matter what your budget is or what kind of food you’re craving, Boston’s got you covered. The city boasts everything from cozy cafes tucked into corners to elegant restaurants sprawled across the streets. If you’re in the mood for a fast-paced, borderline nightclub experience, head down to SOJUba on Boylston Street, but if you’re looking for something more Insta-worthy, hop into a cab to Jonquils Cafe Bakery, located conveniently on Newbury Street.

  3. 3. Take a ride on the T

    We all know how hard it is to break free from the BU bubble. Lucky for us, though, the T runs through our campus, and it doesn’t take more than three minutes to catch the next train. Close your eyes and lay a finger down on the T’s map—voila, that’s your destination. Once you get off, explore the area and wrap up the day by getting a new Insta post or two!

  4. 4. Shopping! More shopping!

    You can’t say you’ve had a fun spring break if you don’t go on at least one shopping spree! If you live on BU’s campus, you probably already camp out on Newbury Street on the weekends, but there are so many other places you can find cute stuff too: head over to Quincy Market for items unique to Boston, or pop down to North End for hip, aesthetic  boutiques like Shake the Tree.

  5. 5. Cycle through the city

    If you’ve seen those blue bikes scattered across campus and wondered how to use them, worry not: here is your perfect guide! Bluebikes is a public bike-sharing system spanning across Boston and surrounding areas. A single ride costs $2.50 and an adventure pass (unlimited access to two-hour trips in one day) is $10. All you have to do is download the app and follow the instructions!

Spring break in Boston can be super fun if you plan your days out. And now that you know how to have a good time without breaking your bank, unleash your wild side and catch up on all the exploring you missed during the semester!

 

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