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Boston in springtime: Photographic reminders of city’s beauty as winter holds on

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A little late March snowfall can’t stop time: Spring has technically arrived in Boston, and soon springtime weather will as well.

Here are several photographic reminders of just how gorgeous the city can look.


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The Public Garden tulips will soon bloom in oceans of red, orange, and yellow, including around the famed statue of George Washington.

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↑ Back Bay is one of the best Boston neighborhoods for inhaling springtime. And it’s pretty historic, too.

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↑ Speaking of especially beautiful neighborhoods in springtime, Beacon Hill is probably the city’s most aesthetically pleasing year-round, what with its narrow lanes, brick sidewalks, antique townhouses, window boxes, and the occasional cobblestone street.

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↑ The South End, too, with its Victorians and vegetation, can provide walks to savor when the blooming starts.

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↑ The Charles River Esplanade provides not only a fantastic hangout for the warmer months, but fantastic views of Cambridge across the Charles River. Here’s Harvard from Boston.

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↑ Can’t go wrong in the spring with Boston Common, what with its hidden gems and its many activities (swan boats, anyone?).

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↑ The Harvard-owned Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain provides 281 acres of springtime reminders. Plus: Bike paths.

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↑ A number of fabulous waterfront parks, including Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park in the North End, can provide excellent vantages for soaking up the warmer temps.

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↑ And have we mentioned the Public Garden in spring?