No matter where you are in Beantown, there’s a park, museum, or historical trail that both adults and kids will enjoy.

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How to Enjoy Boston with Kids

When you visit Boston, both kids and adults always find something to enjoy. Few cities have a greater mix of history, culture, and fun. No matter where you are in Beantown, there’s a park, museum or historical trail calling your name.

Ride a Swan

The Public Garden sits in the middle of Boston. It’s a wonderful place to enjoy a warm day, autumn leaves, or play in the snow. Best of all, everyone is invited to ride the famous Swan Boats for a picturesque ride in the lagoon.

Swan Boats in Boston Public Garden

As seen in movies and television shows, the Swan Boats function (weather permitting) from mid-April through Labor Day. For a nominal fee, riders enjoy a serene voyage on a swan boat pedaled by a driver. No advance reservations are necessary, with tickets sold at the dock prior to boarding. While the ride only lasts approximately 15 minutes, that’s long enough to calm older kids and enthrall the younger set.

Make Learning Fun

Boston’s Children’s Museum was established in 1913 for students, educators, and parents. It continues to provide a wide range of ever-changing hands-on exhibitions to this day. As one of the largest museums dedicated to children, young minds learn about health, science, culture, and current events. Special attractions featuring dollhouses and objects from Colonial America are available for viewing year-round.

One of the excellent aspects of Boston Children’s Museum is how everyone from pre-schoolers to tweens is treated to material based on their intellect. Plan a few hours here, as there are countless things to explore. Most kids wish to spend more time interacting with certain exhibits or watch repeat performances of a live show.

Walk in the Steps of History

The City of Boston was designed for walking, so wear sneakers or comfortable shoes and get out there! Best of all, it’s absolutely free to walk and take in American history where it happened.

Historical building Faneuil Hall and Quincy market in Boston USA

Travel The Freedom Trail, through the Boston Common, the North End where Paul Revere launched his historic ride, or along Boston’s waterfront to take in the sights. As you travel, stop into Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market to grab a bite of authentic New England cuisine.

Did we miss one of your favorite Bostonian places to take the kids? A museum, show or park? Let us know in the comments.

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