Things to Do

Things to do in Boston

Boston, a city rich in American history and culture, is also a wonderful destination for families looking to create memorable experiences. From its stunning parks and museums to its lively marketplaces, Boston offers a variety of attractions that cater to both young adventurers and adults seeking a blend of leisure and learning. Whether you’re planning a day out or a long weekend getaway with your family, you’ll find that Boston’s mix of historical and contemporary attractions provides a perfect setting for family fun. Boston Moms is your guide on all the things to do in Boston! 

For the families ready to explore, Boston Moms has rounded up some of our favorite spots around our great city. Love art? Boston has a treasure trove of art museums to visit with kids. The Boston Children’s Museum stands as a beacon of interactive learning and play. Live in the city but want to explore nature? We share 10 kid-friendly nature trails and the top campgrounds for families in the Greater Boston area. you don’t want to miss. Continue your outdoor family fun with Boston Moms guide to destination playgrounds – we’ve got you covered!

In Boston we know how to celebrate holidays. From Fourth of July to Halloween, there is always something happening in the city. Families can enjoy parades and fireworks on Independence Day, while also taking part in spooky festivities during Halloween. And let’s not forget about Christmas time, where Boston transforms into a winter wonderland where you can find the perfect tree from the many tree farms in Boston and enjoy festive holiday train rides with the whole family.

For families looking to catch a break from the city, there are plenty of options for day trips or weekend getaways. Explore historic sites in nearby towns like Salem and Plymouth, or head north to explore beautiful beaches and charming towns along the coast.

Boston is a treasure trove of things to do for families looking for both education and entertainment. Through its blend of historical landmarks, interactive museums, and beautiful parks, Boston Moms invites families to experience the warmth and charm of one of America’s most beloved cities.

One of the best things about living in New England is having amazing access to all types of camping. Prefer a cabin or glamping? Want to set up your campsite near your car? There's a campground for that! Here...
New York City isn't the only place to catch a great show! There are so many family-friendly theater options in Boston for plays, musicals, and all sorts of shows your kids will love. You can catch anything from a...
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Ahhh, the night sky. One of the wonders of the world that's totally free to experience but easily forgotten amidst the hustle and bustle of parenting. Luckily, due to the recent solar eclipse excitement, our interest in all things...
It's that time of year — we're ready to savor the sunny days with outdoor meals at our favorite family-friendly restaurants! If you're in the city, we have you covered with the best Boston restaurants for outdoor dining. Here,...
For my kids, a trip to a good bookshop can be more fun than visiting a toy store! They may be initially drawn in by puzzles or games, but they inevitably park themselves in an aisle and get lost...
A playground visit with younger kiddos can be the perfect outing! But not all playgrounds are created equal, and when the structures are too large or the layout isn't conducive to wandering toddlers, it can be stressful for mom....
My family loves a good adventure. We're always looking for new and interesting activities the whole family can enjoy, no matter our kids' ages. A few years ago, we discovered factory tours! Who doesn’t love a behind-the-scenes view of...
Spring has officially sprung! The days are longer, the leaves are green, and Boston is blooming with fun activities for the whole family! Boston Moms has compiled a few of our favorite things to do with kids in Boston...
Rock climbing is a mentally and physically challenging activity that builds strength and confidence for kids and adults. With its many benefits, indoor climbing has become a popular choice for families! Kids are natural climbers, and tackling an indoor...
For all the parents of active kiddos who love playgrounds and are seeking new adventures, this one is for you! If you find yourself north of Boston — maybe you live on the North Shore or are simply spending...
There's something about the first warm days of spring that has us seriously gearing up for some al fresco dining! The patio — or roof deck or beer garden — gives laid back vibes that say sandals, sunglasses, steamed...
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