Boston for Families
Collected by John Sandstone
Boston has been at the center of American history, education and culture since the 1600s. The city has something for everyone, whether your interest is historic monuments, vibrant cultural events, or extreme seasonal beauty.
370 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Walking through the narrow streets of Boston's North End might have you thinking about a delicious Italian meal. Take the time, however to explore the area on Hanover Street where the surrounding brick buildings suddenly give way to a park where...
510 Atlantic Ave, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Boston is a great walking city, and there's no better way to get behind the scenes then with guides who love Boston. Committed, trained volunteers run the guided walking tours that cover everything from architecture, going green and neighborhoods...
105 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
This North End gem still stands in its original Salem Street location, exactly where Italian immigrant Anthony Polcari opened its doors over 80 years ago. When current owner Bobby Eustace took over in 2003, he stayed true to Polcari’s dream, and...
655 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116, USA
Mei Mei Street Kitchen is chinese-american-farm-inspired food made by a trio of siblings from Brookline, Massachusetts. They source almost all of their food from nearby farms and are slowly transforming the food truck scene in Boston. Even better...
308 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Greeted by a three-story climbing structure, The Boston Children's Museum feels more like a playground than museum. Here, exploration and play are the keys to engaging families with science, culture and art. Permanent exhibits and special shows...
88 Sleeper St, Boston, MA 02210, USA
Boston is celebrated for its seafood and the Barking Crab, located along the Fort Point Channel, is one the best paces to grab a lobster while experiencing the waterfront. Not a typical Boston seafood restaurant, The Barking Crab is "funky" casual...
314 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118, USA
French toast with fresh strawberries—the picture from South End Buttery explains itself! Great brunch location. *Tip, they also have an amazing deli, so stop in to pack the perfect picnic. Self-described as "an eclectic combination of fresh...
4 Charles St S, Boston, MA 02116, USA
In Boston with the kids? Nancy Schon's famous sculpture is loved by everyone familiar with Make Way for Ducklings. Mrs. Mallard and her 8 ducklings lead you into the Public Garden at the Beacon/Charles St. entrance. Follow the path to a ride on...
139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
The Boston Common, built in 1634, is America's oldest park and the start of the famous Freedom Trail. A beautiful spot to walk in all seasons and try to imagine the Redcoats making camp there in 1775. During the winter, the Frog Pond has a magical...
1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110, USA
I make a point to visit zoos and aquariums in every city I visit; Boston was no exception. This aquarium was huge—with a large central tank, incredible jelly fish area, penguins, even an IMAX—and I had a great time spending the day here!
4 S Market St, Boston, MA 02109, USA
Named after Mayor Josiah Quincy, Quincy Market was designed as an extension to Faneuil Hall in 1824 by architect Alexander Parris in the Greek Revival style to house meat and produce merchants. Today the building contains a variety of food vendors...
4401, 9 Spring Ln, Boston, MA 02109, United States
Commonwealth Books is a fantastic place to while away an hour or two, amid an impressive collection of used & rare books, ranging from recent titles to medieval manuscript leaves, engravings, children's books and more. Located in the heart of ...
67 Salem St, Boston, MA 02113, USA
Shake the Tree is a carefully curated, creative boutique in the North End and while it's not far from downtown, it feels like an escape from the hustle of the city. Not only does it boast an interesting collection—ranging from clothing to jewelry...
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