Looking for a remarkable family
vacation? Look no further than Boston! Beantown will entertain, educate and
have you all smiling from ear to ear. Be sure to introduce yourselves to the Mallard
family (from Make Way for Ducklings) and take the timeless ride
on the Swan Boats in
the Public Garden lagoon. If itâ€™s summertime the kids can cool off at Frog Pond
(frog-less today) or cut some figure eights ice skating during winter.
At the New England Aquarium
you will get to experience of world of wonder with the Ray touch tank, and for
sensory overload check out an IMAX film. The Museum of Science will knock your socks off with over 500 hands-on minds-on exhibits,
giant movies, high-tech celestial adventures and laser shows mixing
music and techno-artistry.
â€śDonâ€™t touch!â€ť is never heard at the Boston Childrenâ€™s Museum. Visit The Recycle Shop in the Museum, itâ€™s sure to inspire
creativity and imagination; just fill a bag or two with great odds and ends for
craft time. Got Milk? Look for the Hood Milk Bottle- itâ€™s 40 feet tall, can
hold 58,620 gallons and today serves a lot more than just milk.
Check out dinosaurs, and the 42 foot long Kronosaurus with teeth the size of
bananas at the famed Harvard Museum of Natural
History, which displays thousands of
amazing real specimens â€” Ice Age mammals, whale skeletons, lions, tigers, plus
meteorites and rare minerals.Â Find hand-crafted models of pineapple,
cashew nuts, and cacao in the famed 'Glass Flowers' gallery.
There are tours designed for little
feet and tours for tired feet on Boston CityView Trolley Tours
and Boston Duck Tours.
You can take the liberty of exploring the Freedom Trail in whatever
manner you choose, starting and ending wherever you want. The Black Heritage Trail can
also be tailored to meet your familyâ€™s needs. Maybe itâ€™s pedal-powered tours
that suit your family. Bikes, helmets and water are all available, with or
For sports enthusiasts take a tour
of Fenway Park, take a photo with Red Auerbach and cross the Boston
Marathonâ€™s Finish Line on Boylston Street (between Dartmouth and Exeter
There are numerous parks and playgrounds throughout Boston made
for time-outs or a game of Frisbee. Â For outdoor
family fun head to the Rose Kennedy Greenway - be sure to take a ride or two on the Carousel or play in
the fountains~ For lots of green space and lots of exotic animals from around
the world, head to the Franklin Park Zoo. Or hit the high seas for whale watching, canoe-paddlingor island hopping among the Boston Harbor Island National Park.
Located in Cambridge is the Worldâ€™s Only Curious George Store,
perfect for adorable clothing, reading time, and special appearances from
Curious George himself, it is sure to be a hit!
If youâ€™re looking for family fun,
Boston is full of it!Â If you're on the go, check out the Boston With Kids,
an iTunes Hot List App. It puts the best places to be and things to do with
kids of all ages right at your fingertips.
Visit What to Do for more
family fun options.