Other Suggestions: Arnold ArboretumIf you are interested in nature, another great trip is to visit the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain where you will find thousands of plants and flowers. Lilac Sunday is the annual Spring Festival and is usually held in May. This is the time when picnicking is allowed in the park. You can reach them at (617) 524-5980.
Beacon, Boylston and Charles Streets; (617) 522-1966. You can enjoy riding in the swan boats in the summer, and ice skating in the winter on Frog Pond. For more information, visit the Boston Common site.
1 Franklin Park Road, Dorchester, MA, (617) 541-5466
Free first Saturday of each month. Adults $16. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more ($1 off regular admission per person). Winter rate for adults is $8.50 (January 1st-March 31st).
Central Wharf (617) 973-5200