11 Things to Do in Boston – Family Friendly

The city of Boston was an incredibly important city during the early days of the Country. It still is but for different reasons. Lots of the historical events of the US that have to do with their independence took place here. This means that the place is packed with cool places to visit.

11 Things to Do in Boston:

1. Freedom Trail – This is a red stripe on the ground that can either be painted or is brick layered that takes you along the city. As you walk along the trail you will find lots of important, historic landmarks. You can do the freedom trail of Boston on your own, hire a guide or go for a tour with actors.

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2. Quincy Market – Quincy Market has been around since 1826. The place started as a market where all sorts of fresh produce, meat, cheese, bread and anything you could eat was sold. Today you can still find food in it but it is more of a food court where you can sit down and enjoy prepared food. It is also set in the middle of a gorgeous building that is part of Faneuil Hall Market Place.

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3. Harvard Campus – Visitors are more than welcome at Harvard University. Their campus is extremely rich in history and they are happy to share it with you. You can walk around it on your own or go to their website to find resources such as an audio tour.

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4. New England AquariumThe aquarium, aside from being an important place for marine conservation, is a great place for a family day out. It is over 40 years old and it has a great collection of marine species. A few of them are endangered whales, different kinds of penguins, sea turtles and sharks.

5. Fenway Park – It is way more than another baseball park. It is actually the oldest of the major league baseball stadiums that is still functioning. It is also commonly referred to as the green monster. Fenway Park is a cool place to visit even if you are like me and don’t like baseball.

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6. Paul Revere HouseThe place used to be home to a legendary patriot and has become a national historic landmark. The house is also the oldest structure in downtown Boston. It was built in 1680 and Paul Revere owned the home from 1770 to 1800. It has now been turned into a museum.

7. Charles River Boat Tour – Another fun way to see Boston is by taking a boat tour along the Charles River. From it you can see a lot of historic places as a guide gives you a lot of facts about them. It is also a good option if you want to see as much as you can but kids are already getting tired.

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8. Sightseeing Tours – Trolley Tour – If you’d like to see even more of the interesting sites I’d recommend a hop-on and hop-off sightseeing tour. This allows you to see the whole place at your own pace unlike tours where you can’t even decide on when to eat.

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9. Sam Adams Brewery TourBy visiting this place and going on their tour you can learn about a personality of Boston who was both a brewer and a patriot. All beer lovers will love experiencing the brewing process and tasting award winning beers.

10. Boston Children’s Museum – If there is something I learned while traveling with kids is that including a few things for kids, between all of the other attractions you want to see, is very important. And there are few things that can capture kid’s attention as children’s museums. Boston’s children’s museum has lots of fun exhibits where kids can go nuts.

11. Boston Tea Party Ships and MuseumThe tour is approximately 1 hour long. It is a floating museum where you are taken along virtual and traditional exhibits guided,  live actors. The idea is to allow visitors to interact and learn about the American Revolution.

Boston is one of the most historic cities in the county, so you can’t miss it. As you can see there is something for people of all ages, so you don’t have to worry about kids getting bored. There are even a few free things to do in Boston that can be enjoyed by families.

 

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Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 10+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

8 Responses to 11 Things to Do in Boston – Family Friendly

  1. Barbara says:

    We love visiting Boston. It’s such a fun city and so full of history that it keeps us busy for days. You have a great list here, a few we haven’t seen yet so I guess that’s a good reason to return. Thanks for sharing!
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  2. Ak says:

    Boston is next on my to see city, have a friend that lives there. Recently I did Chicago and loved it, and although Boston is smaller it still looks like a great clean and fun city.
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  3. Boston was one of the first cities Lauren and I have visited multiple times. It’s always such a fun and friendly place, and there is so much to take in.
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  4. Boston is a great and historically rich city. This is a great list. Thank you for sharing!
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  5. Jennifer says:

    I love going to baseball games and Fenway Park is definitely on my baseball bucket list!
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