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Spring is Here: Let's Get Walking

Posted by Kim Wieczner on Thu, May 08, 2014

Spring has finally arrived in Boston! And as Boston has been noted for being a wonderfully walkable city, we are pounding the pavement to explore some of our favorite Boston neighborhoods by foot!

 A Walking Tour of the South End - May 13, 2014

You may have been to the South End...for dinner? Maybe a night of theatre at the Boston Center for the Arts? But how much do you know about the neighborhood beyond that, about it's history? Did you know there is a burial ground from 1810? Dive into the South End you never realized existed with this tour on May 13th.

 South End Boston neighborhood

A Walking Tour of Beacon Hill: The North Slope - May 20, 2014

In addition to being home to some of our Boston-based politicians, Beacon Hill has a colorful cultural history, having been home to a wide variety of ethnic communities. Beacon Hill's North Slope is packed with sites to see, and this tour will go through the works, including an array of 19th century townhouses and a visit to the Boston Center for Jewish Heritage's historic Vilna Shul, Boston's oldest surviving immigrant-era synagogue.

Beacon Hill neighborhood of Boston

A Walking Tour of Bay Village and the Theatre District - June 10, 2014

We here at the BCAE consider Bay Village home, but even we don't know all the fun facts about this fascinating neighborhood! This tour will give you the backstory to some of the most familiar (or so we thought!) landmarks, like the Castle, constructed in the 1890s, and the iconic Park Plaza Hotel. Go beyond Park Square to check out the "mini" red brick Beacon Hill row houses and former fire station of Bay Village before moving on to the Theatre District and its rich architectural history.

Theatre District Boston neighborhood

Bay Village Boston neighborhood

A Walking Tour of Fort Point Channel Neighborhood - June 17, 2014

Fort Point is quickly becoming a modern, trendy part of Boston, with newsworthy businesses and restaurants popping up so quickly, we can hardly keep track. Pastoral, a recent addition and favorite of pizza lovers, is no exception, giving Bostonians and tourists yet another reason to head across the channel. In this exciting summer walking tour, you will see past the shiny new exterior and get a glimpse into the history and the amazing transformation that has occurred. Did you know Fort Point was also the birthplace of the safety razor and Valentine's Day candy hearts?! 

Fort Point neighborhood of Boston

For more details on all of these walking tours and to sign up, head to our website.

Topics: BCAE, things to do in Boston, Boston walking tours, Boston neighborhoods, Spring activities in Boston, Boston Center for Adult Education