Top 10 Family Attractions in Boston

Top 10 Family Attractions in Boston
Boston, Massachusetts is a popular travel destination. With aquariums, trails, parks, museums, golf courses and sports arenas, families have a variety of recreational activities from which to choose. Families with kids of all ages can benefit from the educational and recreational activities and programs offered to those who visit these locations.

The Freedom Trail

The Freedom Trail is a three-mile trail starting at Boston Common and continuing through the city. The tour covers 16 historic sites and structures.

The Freedom Trail Foundation
99 Chauncy Street, suite 401
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 357-8300
thefreedomtrail.org

The New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium offers whale watching as well as a variety of other sea life animals including sharks, lobsters and penguins. Exhibits are designed for kids and adults alike.

The New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110-3399
(617) 973-5200
neaq.org

Boston's Children Museum

The Boston's Children Museum is designed for children and families and offers exhibits that focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health and fitness as well as the arts.

Boston's Children Museum
308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
(617) 426-6500
bostonkids.org

Museum of Science

The Museum of Science offers exhibits and shows as well as a variety of events and activities for kids and adults alike. An onsite planetarium and IMAX cinema is also available.

Museum of Science
Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-2500
mos.org

Blue Man Group

The Blue Man Group is an educational live presentation that creates theatrical shows and concerts. Families can enjoy hours of music, comedy and multimedia theatrics.

Blue Man Group
74 Warrenton Street
Boston, MA 02114
(800) 982-2787
blueman.com/

Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park

Visit Boston Red Sox and Fenway Park and tour the press box, the Red Sox Hall of Fame, the dugout seats and the warning track surrounding the outfield.

Fenway Park
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 226.6666
boston.redsox.mlb.com

The Plimoth Plantation

The Plimoth Plantation offers exhibits, crafts, a children's shop and fairs. A visitor center features education programs and special activities throughout the year. Plymouth, MA is approximately 30 miles from Boston, MA.

Plimoth Plantation
137 Warren Avenue
Plymouth, MA 02360
(508)746.1622
www.plimoth.org

The Frog Pond Skating Rink

Visit America's oldest public park and skate with other families at The Frog Pond Skating Rink. Located in Downtown Boston, this family attraction is a draw for locals as well as visitors and features a Frog Prince/Princess birthday package. The park is open for skating from November to mid-March offering over 100 days of skating and family-fun.

Boston Common Frog Pond Foundation, Inc.
A Not-for-Profit Organization
Thomas A. Kershaw, Chairman
Mailing Address:
84 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108
(617) 635-2120
bostoncommonfrogpond.org

City Golf

City Golf offers a golf simulator and practice bays. Lessons are available. Families with older children and teens can enjoy a day of indoor or outdoor golf.

City Golf
38 Bromfield St,
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 357-4653
citygolfboston.com

The Blue Hills Reservation

The Blue Hills Reservation offers camping, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and rock climbing. It's located minutes from downtown Boston.

The Blue Hills Reservation
Department of Conservation and Recreation
251 Causeway Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 698-1802
mass.gov/dcr/parks/metroboston/blue

Article Written By Charlie Gaston

Charlie Gaston has written numerous instructional articles on topics ranging from business to communications and estate planning. Gaston holds a bachelor's degree in international business and a master's degree in communications. She is fluent in Spanish and has extensive travel experience.

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