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Family Activities

Family Activities
Family Activities

© Bev Sykes

Although it may have a reputation as a utopia for college kids, Boston's rich history and panoply of museums and parks create opportunities for vast varieties of activities that appeal to the whole family. From a ride on the swan boats in the public garden to a trip to Plymouth Plantation, from a picnic on Boston Common to a day at the Children's or Science Museums, Beantown has enough going on to keep even the most active family busy for weeks. So dive in, and prepare to be wowed--but make sure to build in recharge time for the kids (and for you!)

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Boston Children's Museum
  • Boston Children's Museum
  • Perhaps your young ones are expecting a little bit of their kind of fun while strolling the streets of Boston? What about a 4,500 square foot indoor playground, or a rock-climbing wall designed just...
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Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame
Duck Tours
  • Duck Tours
  • A Boston Duck Tour is far from your average sightseeing trip. These WWII-style land and water "ducks" whisk you away to the best attractions in the city.
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Fenway Park
  • Fenway Park
  • Fenway Park has been the home of the Boston Red Sox since April 20, 1912 when they defeated the New York Highlanders-later known as the New York Yankees.
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Franklin Park Zoo
  • Franklin Park Zoo
  • Overcoming the rank of one of the nation's ten worst zoos in 1984, and rescued by an eventual accreditation by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums in 1990, today the Franklin Park zoo is finally off the endangered list.
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Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • Harvard Museum of Natural History
  • The Harvard Museum of Natural History originated just over ten years ago, as the result of a merge between the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Harvard University Herbaria, and the Mineralogical and Geological Museum.
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New England Aquarium
  • New England Aquarium
  • At the New England Aquarium, you can meet old, majestic sea turtles, intimidating sand tiger sharks, mysterious jellyfish, clownish Northern Fur and Atlantic Harbor seals, and many other diverse creatures of the sea.
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Six Flags New England
  • Six Flags New England
  • As the largest theme park in the region, Six Flags New England features a wide range of thrilling roller coasters, a water park, and classic amusement park favorites like carousels and Ferris wheels.
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Skywalk Observatory
  • Skywalk Observatory
  • Travel to the top of the second-tallest building in Boston to enjoy an exhilarating 360-degree view of the city. The Skywalk Observatory at Prudential Center is the only attraction of its kind in Boston, complete with an audio tour, movie theater, and the Dreams of Freedom Immigration Museum.
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Swan Boats
  • Swan Boats
  • Everyone who has grown up in or around Boston has a fond memory of the Swan Boats, whether it was taking a leisurely ride on a warm spring afternoon or watching them peacefully glide across the waters.
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Swan Pond
  • Swan Pond
  • Located amidst the gorgeous Boston Common and Public Gardens, the Swan Pond features the famous Swan Boats, ducks, swans, and a beautifully architected footbridge over the water.
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USS Constitution Museum
  • USS Constitution Museum
  • Boston is a city known for being alive with history, thanks to many different projects and programs that seek to remind the public of Boston's long and varied past.
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