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.

Although there are plenty of beaches near Boston for families to spend the day swimming, the ocean is often cold and rough, which can cause more stress than relaxation! If you prefer swimming in warmer, calmer water, you’re in...
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When the weather is perfect and you get the urge to jump in the car for an outdoor dinner that includes ocean views, Boston is the place to be. These waterfront restaurants are perfect for the whole family and...
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...
Escape the hectic pace of city life and embrace the tranquility of nature at Huttopia Southern Maine and Huttopia White Mountains. Both retreats offer the perfect solution for Boston moms seeking a peaceful getaway with their families. Nestled amidst the...
Planning a beach day with young children can be overwhelming — the timing, the parking, the packing, etc. But, as a mom of five kids living near many beaches, I’m here to tell you that once you’ve got a...
The Boston Moms Wicked Good Playdate series is BACK this summer! Thank you to our hosts, WS Development and High Street Place, as well as our presenting sponsor Feast & Fettle! We can't wait to meet you in your community,...
Planning a well deserved "grown up" trip to the Newburyport area and need a place to eat? Whether you're looking for date night restaurants or a celebratory spot for a girls' weekend, we've got you covered! All of these...
As you dive into summer planning, let me steer you toward one of my favorite family trips — an unforgettable getaway on Nantucket Island. This gem offers a perfect mix of upscale beaches, delectable dining, and endless outdoor adventures...
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...
I am wrapping up my eighth year as a history teacher, and I'm often asked by friends for gift suggestions to say thank you to the special teachers in their child’s life. While gifts are by no means expected,...
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...
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