Boston, with the kids!

Boston with the kids

Where can you combine sports, history, art, science and fun all in the same day? Boston!
And what other city makes it so easy to travel with children?

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Prep the Kids


Read “Make Way for Ducklings” and then go meet Mrs. Mallard and her brood in Boston Public Garden. Read “The Trumpet of the Swan” before taking a ride on the Swan Boats. See the dark side with a Ghosts and Gravestones Tour and hear tales of the Boston Strangler and the heroes of the Revolution. Cross into Cambridge, home of Harvard and M.I.T. to inspire your future scholars.

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Start With a History Lesson


Follow the Freedom Trail and hit 16 historic sites. Learn all about Paul Revere, the American Revolution and then hop aboard the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.

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Be Green


See the spectacular Boston Public Garden with the Swan Boat Rides in the lagoon. Hike Castle Island for great views of the harbor. The Charles River Esplanade is ideal for running, biking, rollerblading and sunbathing.

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Culture


With fabulous museums, theaters, historic homes and universities, Boston has it all. The Boston Children’s Museum, the New England Aquarium (catch a penguin feeding) and the Museum of Science are favorites. For art, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum as well as the Institute of Contemporary Art can’t be missed.

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Sports Fans


Catch a game with the New England Patriots, the Boston Red Sox, the Boston Celtics and the New England Revolution. Take a tour of Fenway Park. Visit the Boston Sports Museum. In summer, head for the beach. In winter, ski, skate, go sledding or try ice hockey or snowshoeing.

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Foodies


Everyone expects great clam chowder and baked beans. Also try the Farmer’s Market and Little Italy for some surprises. Don’t miss Quincy Market at Faneuill Hall with more than 50 stalls of ethnic food. There are numerous walking tours that highlight food. Food trucks are becoming more and more popular. And the Flour Bakery behind the Children’s Museum is a great stop for lunch.

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Before You Go


Do your research so you can hit the ground running. Get out there and make some memories!

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5 comments

  • Love your blog! So well done and the photos are beautiful. As an IT person myself, I appreciate all your work and creativity on this.

  • Our kids loved the Duck Tour in a boat shaped like a duck. You see all of the famous Boston monuments from the Charles River. Tour guide was funny, people quacked along the way. Takes about an hour and a half but really worth it. Very different perspective of the city from the water.

  • I suggest leaving the car and relying on public transportation or walking. Even the Isabella Stewart Gardiner Museum is a short ride from the harbor. The North End has great Italian eateries. Don’t miss Michael’s bake shop for authentic Italian pastries and coffee. Sit there and enjoy hearing Italian spoken by the customers.

    • Mike’s is at 300 Hanover St. and right across the street at 323 is the Daily Catch North End, a tiny (only 20 seats) fish place. Cash only, open every day for lunch and dinner, very fast service and very fresh seafood. Had fabulous calamari there.

  • Lisa and John

    Followed your suggestions this summer with our 3 kids in tow. Fabulous trip! The Children’s Museum was our favorite spot. Thanks!

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