A Weekend of Family Fun in Boston, MA

Summer is the slow season in Beantown meaning smaller crowds and lower hotel rates. Plan ahead, or drop in for an exciting weekend away.
By Samantha Brody
Feb 06, 2013



Must-See Highlights:

  • Boston Children’s Museum Beantown’s first “green” museum features Our Green Trail, a hands-on exhibit on the eco-friendly innovations of the building, and more.
  • Boston Common Frog Pond This kid-centric part of the city’s legendary park (the oldest in the country) offers ice skating in winter, a wading pool in summer, and a carousel spring through fall.
  • Freedom Trail Visit 16 historic sites on foot. Download a map of the trail or join a guided tour hosted by the Freedom Trail Foundation.
  • Boston Fire Museum Vintage gear! Historic photos! Heroic stories! Free!


Good Eats:

  • Wagamama A global sensation, this budget, healthy pan-Asian chain opened its first U.S. branch here in historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace.
  • Flour Bakery and Cafe A tantalizing variety of pastries.
  • Legal Harborside Casual waterfront dining — great lunch spot! Fishpond activities for kids on weekends.


Where to stay: The Four Seasons Hotel Boston is within walking distance of many of the city’s major attractions and on the edge of Boston Common. The Kid-Kation package includes sundae-making with the ice cream man, bathrobes and slippers for the whole family, a cookie-baking class, and more!



Samantha Brody is a freelance writer based in New York City.


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