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Fenway Park
#1 of 387 things to do in Boston
Our Fenway tour was experienced as a family trip (12 year old baseball player, and 14 year old non-baseball player) and we all enjoyed the rich history and interesting tidbits about this iconic baseball park.
What a brilliant experience, loved the atmosphere in such a beautiful old stadium, loads of snacks served right to you, a great family experience, highly recommend!
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Freedom Trail
#2 of 387 things to do in Boston
We loved seeing all of the historic sites marking the start of the American Revolutionary War, but Lydia made it come to life with her wonderful stories and her family friendly sense of humor!
This is a great walk which you can take your time and enjoy at your own pace Wonderful historic sites Suggest doing in cooler weather as it is lots of walking take strollers for children Definitely one event to do...
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Boston Public Garden
#5 of 387 things to do in Boston
Beautiful plants, swan boat rides which are still operated by the original family, real swans (well only two Swans) striking statues, well manicured lawns, ducklings with mama duck which inspired the famous book M...
Every details and trees in this park are beautiful, perfect to have a walk with your family//friends, watch the swan-boats on the pound, feed the funny squirrels Its also super central so from there it's easy to v...
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Arnold Arboretum
#12 of 387 things to do in Boston
Visit by bicycle I am always surprised, and I mean every time, when I cruise from downtown to Arnold Arboretum na dam transported to peace, calm, strolling couples with children playing and another world.
It's family friendly, has beautiful foliage views, it's easily train accessible, and very peaceful.
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Castle Island
#28 of 387 things to do in Boston
There is a fishing pier where people catch huge blue fish daily, a beautiful walkway along the water and Carson Beach, a playground, a children’s beach, lots of benches to just sit and take in the beauty!
we love castle island,, its a fabulous place to bring kids and relax,, so nice in summer.. i love eating a sullys
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Rose Kennedy Greenway
#14 of 387 things to do in Boston
You will see flowers, trees, grass (!) art, performers, chairs or benches, kids playing in fountains or yoga classe in good weather and even birds.
Take a break, smell the flowers, snap some delightful photographs, sit and watch the children play in the fountains as families picnic on the lawn.
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Museum of Science
#32 of 387 things to do in Boston
... invention, engineering, high tech, dinosaurs, birds and bees, and other live animals; 700 interactive exhibits in all with games to play and puzzles to be solved by children of all ages and octogenarians alike.
Managed to score reduced rate tickets for this and absolutely loved this Massive museum and would take a good part of a full day to do all the exhibits justice with kids Loads of interactive stuff....particularly...
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#29 of 387 things to do in Boston
We love walking here Great feel nice restaurants around a lot of other attraction and a play park for the kids A walking distance from Faneull hal.l
Next, it’s so accessible and family friendly, with hotels, eateries and photo opportunities everywhere.
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Boston Common
#26 of 387 things to do in Boston
There’s lots to do! There’s a place for a little kids to swim in the fresh water wading pool called Frog Pond, a carousel for them to ride, plenty of shade trees and benches, as well as beautiful bronze monuments.
The large park is full of families and individuals enjoying themselves, children playing, historical memorials and statues, Make Way for Ducklings statues, frog pong swimming area, beautiful trees and flowers plus...
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Boston Children's Museum
#38 of 387 things to do in Boston
A few times each year, the museum offers it's "Boston Grown-Ups Museum Night" when adults can have drinks, climb the climbing structure, make bubbles, enjoy the DJ'ed dance floor, and otherwise play like little kids.
Even before we got to the museum itself, there’s a playground outside with a pirate ship to play on, and lots of great slides, and then once you get into the museum there are so many great activities for kids - it...
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Charlestown Navy Yard
#36 of 387 things to do in Boston
As a kid living in Boston, I loved visiting Old Ironsides(Constitution) It was fun to climb the ladders and look around the decks.
The kids worked on their Junior Ranger badge toured a battle ship and learned to tie knots in the museum.
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USS Constitution
#9 of 387 things to do in Boston
Awesome views of Boston, the ship itself was very cool (something my young kids were actually interested in), the navy officers working there were very friendly and knowledgeable, and the site is free.
The museum has exhibits were kids can design their own ships and then battle their siblings; a replica yardarm where adventuresome kids can balance on a single line and try to work a sail and a series of exhibits...
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USS Constitution Museum
#25 of 387 things to do in Boston
Even though the USS Constitution was under restoration when we visited, we enjoyed the excellent museum - which offers a lot of hands on interaction for kids of all ages - and the history of this great ship.
My kids loved being on board and my son AND daughter enjoyed the informative talk from "sailor Tom" about the history of Old Ironsides.
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Charles River Esplanade
#19 of 387 things to do in Boston
The park also has gorgeous horticulture maintained by the Esplanade Association, Boston's most impressive tree canopy, and scores of family-friendly events and activities from 5Ks to free fitness classes to park t...
I enjoyed walking through the Esplanade this summer with my kids, it's a paved trail with lots of places to stop along the way, fun kids play areas and even a splash pad down near the Longfellow bridge.
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North End
#6 of 387 things to do in Boston
The Carolyn Lynch Park at Greenway was over the road from us and has the loveliest bench swings and water fountains that the kids can play in in the summer.
Highly recommend getting a sandwich at Monica's shop on Salem street and taking it to the park on the Greenway to watch the children play in the fountains.
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#22 of 387 things to do in Boston
Great Place for a Family Visit
A very nice place to walk very safe for children.
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Frog Pond
#53 of 387 things to do in Boston
Great spot in Winter to watch the local ice skaters or if your brave enough to have a go yourself ,skates can be rented near by ,,in the summer months , its enjoyed more so by children of a younger age as its a ve...
The small statues of frogs surrounding the area are great; a fantastic site for families to spend a few hours.
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Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
#17 of 387 things to do in Boston
We love Boston and have experienced pretty much every historical Boston area attraction, the Boston Tea Party Ships is a great addition to the Boston Museum scene and a must do for any family vacation to the North...
... except for catalogues, but this one is a perfect organization to satisfy every customer, from the kid that may like hats and replica guns, to the history passionate with a good choice of interesting books, to ...
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Back Bay
#13 of 387 things to do in Boston
... to live in Boston for one year, chose Fenway Back Bay because of the public transportation, proximity to her husband's graduate school and the many educational attractions for their two young children.
If you are in the area during the summer, with kids, be sure to ride the swan boats!
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New England Aquarium
#62 of 387 things to do in Boston
Outstanding entertaining and educational Great place for children and adults as well Residents and visitors can visit more than once because there is always something special to see
Ans I was amazed on how much fun I had! Touching stingrays and other animals, watching the penguins being fed and going around the gigantic aquarium in the middle of the building is certainly fun! Kids, teens, adu...
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Marriott's Custom House
#16 of 387 things to do in Boston
And the amenities including the kids area, observation deck and suite style rooms make it perfect for families.
The Custom House is our home resort and we recently stayed for one week to use as a base to visit family and to attend a wedding.
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Bunker Hill
#49 of 387 things to do in Boston
A nice monument and a great area to tour with the Navy Yard, the Constitution, and a wonderful museum that kids will love.
All free - so ideal for a family history lesson or just historic events remembered about which you might want to contemplate.
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USS Cassin Young
#45 of 387 things to do in Boston
great fun for all but the kids love climbing up near the big guns and such.
Good for families - Try to catch the free (limited tickets) tours which happen on the hour.
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Faneuil Hall Marketplace
#48 of 387 things to do in Boston
This is a great place for to visit with family or friends as there is something for everyone; entertaining street shows, history, lots of shopping & great restaurants, bars & outdoor seating in good weather.
The parents enjoyed the shopping and food and the kids loved loved loved the games they had set up for anyone to play with: ping pong, pool, twister, chess and more.
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Skywalk Observatory
#46 of 387 things to do in Boston
I had a ton of fun! Very interactive, fun for kids and very informative and educational!
The side stops were fun as well - questions to citizenship, immigrants.. the tour was worth the price and made easy for individuals, families with kids, any groups.
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Old State House
#34 of 387 things to do in Boston
... John Hancock's suit, diary and other writings, original furnishings and exquisite paintings, a video of the Boston Massacre (which happened right in front of this building), and interactive stations for children.
The exhibits are informative and you can interact with a lot of them, great for adults but there are some great interactive bits for kids, they even have a little multi media room.
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Quincy Market
#42 of 387 things to do in Boston
The Quincy markets are wonderful with the Christmas tree that does a ‘show’ every 30 minutes.... kids and adults alike love it, very festive and enjoyable.
To all my friends and family that comes visit me I always take them to Quincy Market, located in the heart of Boston, its the perfect place to grab a lunch.
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Commonwealth Avenue Mall
#54 of 387 things to do in Boston
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George's Island
#47 of 387 things to do in Boston
Present day there is an interesting museum that details its history quite nicely - plenty of space to explore for all ages - Food and bathroom facilities making for a perfect family day.
The ferry crew were very nice and were great with the kids, answering all kinds of questions they had.
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Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
#71 of 387 things to do in Boston
After eating at the Boston Public Market, my wife, son, daughter-in-law, and I strolled down to the Boston Harbor through this Waterfront Park, where families, couples, and individuals were relaxing and eating lun...
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