We all know that the 2018 Content Marketing Conference at the Boston Westin Waterfront May 2-4 is Beantown’s biggest draw, but come on—this is Boston we’re talking about. We’d be remiss if we didn’t offer up at least a few suggestions to round out your springtime visit.

Our top picks for you:

Lobsta, chowda, and a pint (or two) of Sam Adams

Boston cream pie, Boston baked beans, Fenway Franks…hungry yet? You’ll be getting plenty of good eats and drinks at CMC18, but there’s no reason you can’t hit a few of these fine establishments while you’re in town:

Check out our definitive list of where to eat and drink in Boston and get even more ideas from Zagat.

The fragrant blossoms of springtime

Does the mention of azaleas and daffodils, magnolias and cherry trees, tulips and rhododendrons send your heart a-flutter? Does catching a whiff of fresh lilacs or roses take you to your happy place? Assuming they don’t catapult you into a watery-eyed sneezing fit, you can stroll along Boston’s:

….and these are just for starters. The city’s famed neighborhoods—North End, South End, and Back Bay—are chock-full of blooms in early may.

Red Sox baseball

If you arrive on Tuesday, May 1, why not catch the 7:10 pm game at Boston’s beloved Fenway Park? Order up a Fenway Frank and cheer on the BoSox (or the KC Royals, if you dare) while soaking in the history of the famed baseball venue. And while you’re at it, sing along to “Sweet Caroline” at the bottom of the 8th…or take the opportunity to sneak out early and head back to the hotel for a good night’s rest before CMC18 kicks off bright and early!

Have you registered for CMC18? Get to it!