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Thinking of planning a vacation or staycation in Boston? Mom knows best!

Our Ultimate Guide to Visiting Boston features the best places to stay, dine, and see when visiting Boston — and it’s been curated with YOU in mind. Whether you’re searching for family vacation ideas or you’re a local mom looking for staycation tips, this resource is for you.

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Beacon Hill Boston street

Freedom Trail? Check. Swan Boats? Check. Faneuil Hall? Check. Whether you’re visiting Boston for the first time or are a local resident playing tourist for the day, you won’t want to miss these sites!

Lobster Roll

From lobster rolls to Fenway Franks to Boston cream pie, we’ve got the scoop on Boston’s best bites!

Baseball stadium seats

Boston is America’s No. 1 sports city. With five Super Bowl wins, seven World Series titles, six Stanley Cups, and 17 NBA Finals banners, Boston is THE place to visit if you want to experience sports and their history!

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With everything from IPAs, stouts, and sours, Boston is the city for you. Follow along for a walking beer tour — with more than 130 breweries, there is something for everyone. 

Boston Common at night

You can’t go to Boston without soaking up some history! Visit historic cemeteries, the oldest city park in the U.S., and Paul Revere’s house on your next trip to Boston.

Gorillas and snow leopards and penguins, oh my! The Greater Boston area boasts a variety of zoos and aquariums — check out this roundup of our favorite spots!

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Plate of spaghetti and red sauce

It was the first residential neighborhood in Boston, and it’s the official Italian neighborhood of the city! Plus, the North End has the BEST food in Boston!

children listening to a tour guide at an art museum

Boston is ideal for families because of its many child-focused museums, parks, and other attractions. Check ’em out with your little ones!

Massachusetts is home to literally dozens of colleges and universities, and hundreds of thousands of students! Be sure to put a few Boston-area schools on your must-visit list!

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