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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.

We've all survived another winter, and now we're rewarded with the glorious spring season — when Boston really comes to life! The birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, the warmer weather brings us all out of hibernation, and there...
Happy Easter! No matter where you are in Greater Boston, there are Easter egg hunts and activities for your family to enjoy! Click the metro area below where you'd like to find activities, and the page will automatically jump to...
Whether you are a vegetarian, vegan, experimenting with a more plant-based diet, or simply seeking out a delicious salad, grain bowl, smoothie, or açaí bowl, Boston has a terrific assortment of veggie spots to check off your list. Below...
You desperately need to get the kids out of the house but are a little tired of the same old local playgrounds you've been to a million times. Sometimes you just need a little variety! No worries — we’ve...
Boston is home to so many fantastic art museums. And they're not just for grown-ups — why not introduce your children to art at a young age? These Boston-area art museums offer a variety of kid-friendly activities and amenities,...
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...
Take your little valentines out on the town this February! Boston is brimming with fun activities your kids will love this Valentine's Day season. Here are a few Boston family favorites!  The Tunnel of Love at Christopher Columbus Park February 1-29...
As a bag maker and designer, fabric stores are my home away from home. Although I do a significant amount of shopping online, there's nothing like being able to walk into a store and see and feel the fabrics...
My kids are always singing. Like, always. Pop music, kid songs, self-created jams — it doesn't matter. There are always tunes escaping their mouths. My daughters' love of music, their infectious little voices, and their insistence at learning every...
After two trips in two years to Oaxaca, Mexico (I think we can call that an annual tradition, right?!), I feel confident saying this is a destination that is great for families. Located in the mountains of southern Mexico, the...
Annual MIT ICEO MLK Celebration February 12-17 :: Cambridge Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of activities highlighting this year’s theme: “We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character; that...
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...
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