5 Things To Do If You're Spending Spring Break in Boston

On co-op this semester? Don’t have vacation plans? Can’t afford a plane ticket back home? Whatever the situation, Spring Break in Boston is not half bad! There are plenty of things to do in the Greater Boston Area. Here’s a few ideas:

  1. Go to the Museum of Science for their new chocolate exhibit

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Who doesn’t like chocolate? The Museum of Science just opened up their new and temporary exhibit, Chocolate: The Exhibition, in late January which features an interactive (!!!) tour. Once you purchase a ticket (you get a student discount with the presence of your Husky ID!), you have access to all of the exhibits in the museum, so feel free to check them all out! Other exhibits explore DaVinci’s artwork, live animal care, and a butterfly garden!

 

2. Get your nature on at the Arboretum

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The Arboretum is such a scenic spot in Cambridge to enjoy nature. It’s a peaceful place to go whether the ground is growing with new grass or covered in snow. It would also make a cute date spot to sit on the grass and have a picnic! Admission and daily events featuring art shows and tours are all free.

 

3. Learn a little bit of history with a stroll down the Charlestown Harbor

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The Charlestown Harborwalk features some amazing views of the Boston skyline and harbor. There are also many plaques that have bits of history on them, including information regarding Paul Revere’s ship and the U.S.S. Constitution. Note: It’s a little windy since it’s by the water, so don’t forget to bring a jacket and a hairtie!

 

4. Go to Allston for some Instagram-worthy rolled ice cream

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We’ve all seen those amazing, drool-worthy videos on Instagram where a worker pours cream and flavoring onto a cold plate and it magically transforms into ice cream. However it works, I NEED THAT IN MY LIFE. Luckily there’s a place in Allston to satisfy all your rolled ice cream needs. HiB3ar features unique flavors like green tea, black sesame, blueberry and more! The product itself is quite pricy for some ice cream, but it’s all about the experience, right?

 

5. Eat some amazing donuts in Brookline

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This donut shop in Brookline truly hosts the breakfast of champions. Everybody loves a good donut, but if you want something a little more upscale than Dunkin Donuts, try Union Square Donuts! The menu features a variety of flavors including sea salted bourbon caramel, Vietnamese iced coffee, blackberry basil lime, and maple bacon. There are also vegan options to suit your food preferences!