Boston: Fun Things to Do for the Family

By: David Reichman

Give your family one amazing weekend to do all the things to do in Boston. The kids will sure have a blast and parents will be delighted to know that treats and discounts for children under twelve are spread all throughout the city.

What is the best thing to do to to have a nice Boston introduction? Allow the very interesting Boston Duck Tour give you the kind of welcome you want and need. Let the entertaining and knowledgeable tour guide give you backgrounds on Boston's history, culture, tradition, influential people and the like. More importantly, the guide will run you through the city's top attractions. Discover more of Boston on foot and via public transportation. Walking is preferred by most people in Boston than driving a private or rented vehicle. Get each member of your family a Visitor's Pass, which will give you unlimited access to the T and the trolley.

Educational attractions such as museums and the like also offer lower rates for children. A visit to the New England Aquarium is one of the most popular things to do in Boston among both local kids and visitors alike. At the Aquarium, expect your kids to giggle and call out for Nemo as you pass by the pool of clown fish or gasp in awe as they see the gigantic and big-tooth white sharks.

The months of April through October give families an amazing thing to do in Boston: whale watching! Join a cruise that will take your family to the Stellwagen Bank where pods of humpback, finback and minke whales swim around.

Sports and recreational activities are great things to do for quality family bonding time in Boston. Take the kids to the Boston Common's Frog Pond for an afternoon of ice skating free of charge. While dad takes the boys to catch a home game of the Boston Red Sox, mom and sisters can go to Faneuil Hall where they can find great finds from amazing shops that are all spread out in an incredibly sophisticated atmosphere.

Add any of the many festivals as one of the things you should do in your Boston itinerary. One way to get to know a new city is to join its residents in celebrating a very anticipated event. Or, if you want to keep things on a low profile, quiet and simple, enjoy a smaller crowd (your family, that is) in an afternoon at the much-famed Emerald Necklace. Pick from the series of parks in the Necklace and allow your kids to roam and run around or play frisbee while you and your spouse get some down time watching boats passing by the Charles River.

Having a taste of Boston's food is one thing you should not miss to do in Boston. Stripjack, located in the heart of Back Bay, will serve your family nothing but the freshest seafood. Steaks and other kid-friendly meals are, of course, also available. Top it off with the comforts of Intercontinental Boston to take care of your accommodation needs, you realize that all these things to do in Boston promise a hundred percent fun family trip!

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