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The 84 degree weather yesterday had me thinking of all the things I’d like to get out and do this season. We live in such a beautiful part of the country and state and there is so much to pick from and see even if we have lived here most of our lives. I’ll share with you my experiences from these places as I visit them over the summer, but here are a few great place to start your own journey!

Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum
306 Congress Street – Boston, MA 02210 – 617-338-1773
How great might it be to hop aboard a replica of one of the ships engaged in the Boston Tea party on December 16, 1773 and dump some British tea overboard? Your one hour tour of the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum will take you through the authentically restored tea ships themselves as well a series of traditional and interconnected exhibits. You’ll explore and learn about the people, events, and consequences that led up to the American Revolution in the order in which they actually occurred more than 230 years ago. Take your class on a field trip and participate in a raucous town meeting, storm one of our replica vessels, and discover the many things you may not know about this history-changing event.

The Berkshires of Western MA – TOP THING ON MY LIST THIS YEAR!
Less than three hours from New York City and Boston, the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts offer culture and adventure year round. The allure of the Berkshires in spring is a savory blend of sweet mountain air, migratory birdsong; rare wildflowers found in forests and open fields, and the return of locally grown foods to our tables. Nature, like us, sheds its winter coat and greets the season with a warm welcome. Journey here as a couple or pack up the entire family, get out & about in the Berkshires. Whether you choose to spend your time indoors or out, the Berkshire region comes alive in spring. Come discover all the possibilities the Berkshires has in store during the most-welcomed season of all. To learn more visit us at berkshires.org or find us on Facebook at Visit the Berkshires of Western Massachusetts.

The Irish Heritage Trail
The trail meanders among landmarks that honor and celebrate the contributions of Irish people to the story of Massachusetts. It is a great walking lesson in history, for descendants of the Emerald Isle and anyone else interested in U.S. history. If you get tired, sit and chat with the late Boston politician James Michael Curley. Sites include the Rose Kennedy Garden, City Hall, the Irish Famine Memorial, Old Granary Burying Grounds, the State House, and much more. Phone: 617-696-9880

Charles Riverboat
Tour Cambridge from the comfortable seat on boat cruise with the Charles Riverboat Company, traveling the historic river that winds through this city. Sightseeing cruises offer views of Beacon Hill, Esplanade Park, the Back Bay, Boston and Harvard universities, lots of sailors and rowers. Another narrated tour specializes in explaining old and contemporary architecture like Marriott’s Custom House, the Prudential Building, and the Hancock tower. Tours leaves from 100 Cambridgeside Place, easily accessible to the T trains. Phone: 617-621-3001.

Boston Food Tours
They offer expert guidance to walk you (literally) though the restaurants and food shops of Boston's North End (its Little Italy) and Chinatown. The North End tour unveils the cuisine of America’s oldest Italian community, colorful sights, tantalizing aromas, and authentic tastes. On the Chinatown tour, a guide leads you through this vibrant village and teaches the differences between regional Chinese cuisines. Tours offered regularly; book through the company website. Phone: 800-979-3370

Laugh Boston
Enjoy this vibrant center of comedic culture where teens and adults will delight in a full schedule of year-round events, including weekly special shows, comedy festivals and free showcases, big-name comedy acts and blooming local stand-up comedians! Located at 425 summer Street, Laugh Boston is one of the city’s big and cozy hubs for comedy performance. Click the above link to find more special events and festivals for this summer and fall. Laugh Boston is home to all kinds of comedians, from dorky improv players to tricky hypnotists. Phone: 617-725-2844

Garden in the Woods – THIS IS A MUST SEE
180 Hemenway Road in Framingham is the headquarters and botanic garden of the New England Wild Flower Society. This living museum — New England's premier garden of native plants — has more than 1500 kinds of native plants, with many rare and endangered native specimens throughout the gardens. People who enjoy flowers, which or without expert knowledge of them — love wandering these expertly tended gardens. Special weekend activities are scheduled. A tour map with descriptions is available in several languages and in large type. Books and gift items at the museum shop.