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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.

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I don’t typically visit Salem, Massachusetts, during the Halloween season — the crowds are enough to discourage even the most adventurous families. But during the other 11 months of the year I make a point to head to Salem's...
As a lifelong Bostonian, I am the first to admit that winter is not my favorite season. In fact, winter and I do not get along very well. What makes the cold months more bearable for me (besides the...
Sometimes our Boston winters are a bust — all cold toes and no snow. No sledding, no snow forts, barely enough powder for a scrawny snowman. And while the shovelers might rejoice, those of us with young kids know...
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Let's go to Bridgeport! My daughter and I recently embarked on a 48-hour "girls weekend" to the coastal city of Bridgeport, Connecticut. One of the great things about Bridgeport is that it’s the midpoint between the Greater Boston area...
There is nothing quite like the feeling of stepping foot into a toy store, even if you're an adult! Whether you're searching for a birthday present, a holiday gift, or a fun surprise for your little one, it's time...
The smell of pine needles, the chill in the air — it's the most wonderful time of the year to pick your own Christmas tree from a local Boston-area farm.
Newport, Rhode Island, is known as the Classic Coast for good reason — the history of Bellevue Avenue is as interesting as it is beautiful. A town known for its rich history may seem daunting with kids, but Newport...
The Polar Express may be a make-believe story, but a holiday train ride can be your family's reality! The Greater Boston area has many holiday train experiences that will bring the magic of the Polar Express right to your...
Thanksgiving can be a wonderful time to get together with family and loved ones. So many wonderful traditions abound, but keeping kids entertained and occupied in the days after the turkey’s been eaten can be a tall task. Luckily,...
Spending an hour and a half in the car (each way) with a toddler is something a lot of parents avoid. (Doing it alone is seen by some as absolutely certifiable.) But the western half of our state is...
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