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slides: 25 Things To Look Forward To This Spring In New England

Sunday, March 20, 2016

 

Despite the potential for snow this weekend, Spring is just about here and it's time to start looking forward to things. 

Boston Calling, Golf Season, Beer and Wine Festivals and so much more are all on the list of things to look forward to this Spring. 

Check out our list of things we're looking forward to this spring in the slideshow below!

 

Related Slideshow: 25 Reasons to Look Forward to Spring

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Newport Craft Beer Festival 

The 4th annual Newport Craft Beer Festival is set for Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30th at Newport Storm Brewery. 

The event will bring in brewers from as far away as California and as close as Newport. 

it is a 21+ celebration. 

Click here for more information. 

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Easter Egg Hunts 

Easter is a great holiday. It is always great to spend time with friends and family and of course for those with kids, it's a great day for Easter egg hunts in the back yard. 

Happy Easter. 

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No More Winter Coats 

Not having to put on a big bulky winter jacket to go outside is definitly to a reason to look forward to winter. 

Those big coats just take up so much room everywhere. Put those in the closet and say good riddance. 

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Going For Walks/Runs Outside Without Shivering 

You can go outside and go for a walk or a run with out shivering the entire time. 

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Playing Golf 

Tee it up at your local course and dive right in to golf season. 

The Spring is a great time to get warmed up and get some swings in before the heart of the season hits in the summer. 

Enjoy being back out on the course. Save the super serious golf for the summer. 

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Apirl Fools Day 

April Fools Day is always an exciting day because you never know what pranks are going to be pulled. 

Better start planning what pranks you are going to pull now

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Playing Tennis 

Time to break those rackets out and hit out door courts because Tennis season is here. 

No need to go hard right away, ease into the season. 

Have a great Tennis season. 

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Planting Flowers 

Get the gardening tools ready because gardening season is just about here. 

Head to your local garden shop, find the best flowers you can and plant away. 

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Summer is Next 

A reason to look forward to Spring? 

Because summer is next and soon we will all be sitting by the pool with a summer cocktail. 

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Lower Heating Bills

As winter will come to a close New Englanders could look forward to spending less money on heating bills. Although the bitter cold is hitting New England hard, and also therefore hitting their wallets hard, this brutal cold streak will soon come to an end and we'll be able to turn down our thermostats save some cash.

photo credit: Images Money/Flickr

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Sun Dresses

Sun dresses. Sun Dresses. Sun Dresses. With the approach of spring, it means that sundresses are almost back! Sundresses are a fun way to show off how hard you've been working to keep the weight off all winter long.

photo credit: vintspiration/Flickr

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The Masters 

The premier golf tournament of the season, The Masters at Augusta National. 

The tournament almost never fails to live up to the hype and the final Sunday is must watch television. It might be the best Sunday in sports. 

Can Jordan Spieth win again? 

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Bicycling

Once the streets are clear of ice and snow and the temperatures rise, one of the most fun things to do in New England is to jump on a bike and go for a nice long ride. There are plenty of bike paths to explore at your leisure, and many cities like Providence, Boston, and Worcester are beginning to make city streets much more bike friendly.

photo credit: Mt. Hood Territory/Flickr

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Boston Marathon

The 120th running of the Boston Marathontakes place on Patriots' Day. Catch the the annual Red Sox early Patriots Day game vs. Baltimore, then head down to Boylston St to cheer on the runnners. It's a Boston and New England tradition.

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No More Snow 

While this winter was not all that bad as far as snow is concerned, it will be nice to know it is gone for awhile and there is no need to worry about it. 

Well... we can only hope. 

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NCAA Tournament 

There is no better sporting event then the NCAA Tournament, turning March into madness. 

This year's tournament has already seen some crazy upsets and it just started. 

Hope everyone's bracket is still alive. 

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Boating

One ritual of the spring that many New Englanders are looking forward to is getting the boat back in the water. After the brutal winter we've had, boaters are chomping at the bit to get back on the water and enjoy our awesome waterfronts and bays.

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Boston Calling Music Fest

Boston Calling, the first New England music festival of the season kicks off in downtown Boston on the weekend of May 27 and 28. The festival features performances from Elle King, The Front Bottoms and Robyn. 

Click here for more information. 

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NBA Playoffs 

The NBA playoffs are right around the corner and the Boston Celtics are in contention to get one of the top seeds in the Eastern Conference and have home court advantage in at least the first round. 

Gear up for the playoffs. 

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Fishing Season

Get your rods and reels ready because with the approach of warmer weather comes the return of fishing seasons. While some New England states allow for fishing year round, many New England states have opening days for trout fishing that begin in early April. Although there is still a plentiful amount of snow on the ground, fishing season is right around the corner.

photo credit: Grand River Conservation Authority/Flickr

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Baseball Season 

Nothing says Spring and soon to be summer like the return of the Major League Baseball Season. 

The Red Sox acquired super star pitcher David Price in the off season and will look to make one more run at a title in David Ortiz's final season. 

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Road Trip!

Say goodbye to the black ice, the five foot snow drifts, and (hopefully) the potholes. As the ice melts and we reclaim our streets from the snow, we're looking forward to rolling down our windows and going for a cruise.

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Spring Vacation 

Get away from the hustle and bustle of the world and take a sping vacation and relax. 

Maybe to a spa, Block Island, Newport? If none of those options work for you, there are plenty to of others to choose from. 

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NHL Playoffs 

There really is nothing better than the NHL Playoffs, nothing. 

The games are so intense and so nerve wracking that you literally can't leave the couch. 

The playoffs are just a couple of weeks away and the Bruins are gearing up for another Cup run. 

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1st Annual Spring Festival at Purple Cat Winery

The Purple Cat Winery will host the first annual Spring Festival  which will include live music, food trucks, face painting, kids bouncy house, wine tastings, indoor and outdoor vendors as well as local artisans

Click here for more information. 

 
 

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