As the weather improves, Boston comes to life. Come March, longer days coax the wildflowers into blossom, painting the coastal cliffs in vibrant yellows, blues, and pinks. Nature’s vernal canvas stretches down the coast and today can be enjoyed on a number of excellent coastal hikes, including the paths through Halibut Point State Park in Rockport and picturesque trails through Ellisville Harbor State Park. Off the coast of Boston, 34 islands have been preserved with historic forts intact and miles of hiking trails to harbor overlooks. The Atlantic Ocean has never looked as spectacular, framed by buttercups and bluebells. Don’t take our word for it. Book a beachside cottage or a bayside house boat in Massachusetts for the quintessential spring vacation.