Photo Courtesy of Greater Boston Convention & Visitors BureauThe viewMass State House.SkylineBeacon Hill streetBunker Hill MonumentUSS ConstitutionBoston Skyline seen from near the Sience MuseumChristian Science Plaza, July 2007

Families will love:

  • Kid-friendly, manageable and filled with history
  • Tons of fun educational activities for families
  • Cobblestone streets and New England charm

As far as cities go, few are more kid-friendly and manageable than Boston. Parents can take comfort in knowing the many activities geared at kids are educational and fun for adults too. Kids will love following the red brick Freedom Trail as it winds through the city, eating at the food stalls in Quincy Market or picnicking in the Public Garden with ducks waddling around. ... more
As far as cities go, few are more kid-friendly and manageable than Boston. Parents can take comfort in knowing the many activities geared at kids are educational and fun for adults too. Kids will love following the red brick Freedom Trail as it winds through the city, eating at the food stalls in Quincy Market or picnicking in the Public Garden with ducks waddling around. Boston is safe, clean and filled with charm -- a perfect city for families looking to sightsee, explore our nation's history and have some good old-fashioned family fun.

A great way to keep costs down and save time on ticket lines is to buy the Boston CityPass, which provides discount admission to five popular attractions (the Museum of Science, the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the Skywalk Observatory or the John F. Kennedy Presidential Museum and Library ). A CityPass for kids age 3 - 11 is $28 and an adult pass is $44. The savings is about 50 percent if you were to visit all the attractions, but if not, do the math and see what is the best deal for you.
Boston also has some amazing freebies worth pursuing: The Freedom Trail; posing with the statues of Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings in the Public Garden; self-guided tours of Harvard's campus in hopes its beauty will inspire the kids to study hard; family-friendly Friday night movies at the Hatch Shell in warmer months; and picnic lunches on Boston Common.

Written by Genevieve Brown less

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