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Today, Massachusetts is home to some of the most famous and recognizable landmarks in the country. From Faneuil Hall in Boston to The Old North Church in Concord, there are countless historical attractions in Massachusetts that you must visit as soon as possible. If you’re interested in learning more about the rich history of our state and eager to explore some of its most significant landmarks, this blog post is perfect for you. Here, we will discuss some of the top historical attractions in Massachusetts that you can visit today.

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Massachusetts Travel Tips

Massachusetts is one of the smallest states in the US but boasts an incredible choice of attractions for visitors of all ages. Some of the most popular attractions are the Boston Children’s Museum and the New England Aquarium. There are many wonderful things to do in Massachusetts including the Berkshire Scenic Railway and the Animagic Museum of Animation. 

If you’re a family that enjoys history, there are many historic sites for families to enjoy, interact and learn new experiences. 

There is so much to do with the little ones in Massachusetts, whether visiting a local animal farm or visiting one of the many beautiful parks, there is always something to do.

Fun things to do in Massachusetts with the kids

Listed below are the top five things to do in Massachusetts with the kids

Six Flags New England

If you’re a family that loves thrill seeking then this park is one for you. There are many different rides for children of all ages. Among all the choices of rides, there are some really exciting rides such as the double trouble, mind eraser, scream, time warp, and superman ride of steel.

Boston Museum of Science

The Boston Museum of Science is one of the largest museums in the US. If you’re a family who loves to learn about science and have fun at the same time, then be sure to visit the Boston Museum. This museum exhibits several dedicated science areas including chemistry, mathematics, astronomy, and biology. 

Titanic Museum 

The Titanic Museum is located within the Indian Orchard and is dedicated to educating everyone regarding the luxury liner’s history, some of the displays feature the bronze bell from the MacKay-Bennett and a rivet punching from the hull of the Titanic. 

Fenway Park

Catch a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. Located in Boston and has been home to the Boston Red Sox since 1912 and is one of the oldest national league baseball parks. Fenway is one of the most iconic stadiums in baseball history and is an absolute must-see for families that enjoy the game!

Southwicks Zoo

Located in Mendon, the Southwick Zoo is home to a variety of animals including tigers, gorillas, elephants, and many more. The zoo runs lots of educational programs for young children as well as all-year-round exhibitions for the children to learn about the animals and their habitats. This zoo is a great place to take the little ones and have fun with the whole family. 

Neighbourhoods to visit in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is one of the most beautiful places on the East Coast with historic cities like Cape Cod and Boston. Families flock to Massachusetts to experience the fun and wonderful places to visit.

Listed below are some of the best neighborhoods to visit in Massachusetts with kids.

Boston

Boston is one of the most historic cities in Massachusetts. Visit the downtown area and the shoreline to explore the beauty of Boston. Take some time out to explore the historic Faneuil Hall. 

Newton

Newton is located west of Boston’s downtown district and is also known as the “Garden City”. Home to several different recreational areas and parks for the kiddies to explore. Newton features lots of lovely shops, restaurants, and cafes. If you’re looking for that urban vibe then be sure to visit Newton.

Cambridge

Cambridge is located across the Charles River from Boston and is renowned for being one of the most iconic cities in Massachusetts. Filled with historical museums and cultural attractions. Cambridge has a youthful and huge variety of shops and restaurants. 

Beverly

Beverly is located 16 miles north of Boston. Known for its charm and coastal atmosphere and rich history. One of the oldest cities in Massachusetts, Beverly is only a quick train ride from Boston, so the neighborhood itself offers easy access to one of the other popular neighborhoods to visit. 

Peabody

Peabody has been voted as one of the best places to visit in Massachusetts. Located in the northern section of the state and roughly 19 miles from Boston. Filled with so much to do and includes attractions such as the Pine Grove and Memorial Skating Rink.

Where to stay in Massachusetts with kids

There are so many fun things to do with kids in Massachusetts whether it's going ice skating, walking the freedom trail, or watching a game at Fenway Park. Depending on your hobbies and what you like to do as a family, there is plenty of choice of fun things to do, take a boat ride in Boston Harbour or watching the Myrtle sea turtle at New England Aquarium. To visit these places, you will need a fun place to stay with the little ones.

Here you will find a travel list of the best hotels to stay in with the kids. Including all styles, price ranges, and neighborhoods that are near the fun things to do with the kids. 

The hotels selected are based on the best amenities for kids, such as mini-fridges in the rooms, indoor swimming pools, and proximity to supermarkets and restaurants. 

Hotel policies can change so be sure to ring and check with your chosen hotel when making your reservation to check if the amenities are still available. 

Boston Harbor Hotel

This hotel overlooks the harbor Rowes Wharf. With plenty of rooms to choose from this hotel provides all the necessary adjoining rooms, double rooms, and cribs. Children can choose lots of fun activities including games and toys to play with. Boston has an onsite restaurant with a dedicated children’s menu. Here you will find free parking and babysitting can be arranged through the hotel. 

The Langham Hotel

The Langham hotel has its very own indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi. All rooms have min-fridges and come with double beds. Cribs can be provided on request as well as child bathrobes, child slippers, and childproofing amenities for babies. The hotel has its restaurant serving up local cuisine and menu choices for the little ones. Free parking for guests and proximity to lots of cafes and restaurants. 

Hilton Boston Downtown 

The Hilton Downtown features a variety of rooms suitable for all family sizes as well as connecting rooms, baby toiletries, and childproofing kits. The on-site restaurant has its very own child’s menu and an on-site convenience store.

Westin Copley Place

All guests receive a goodie bag upon check-in. This hotel features its indoor swimming pool, mini-fridges in all rooms, and rollaway beds upon request. You have a choice of room service or dining in one of the onsite restaurants. For infants, the hotel can provide wipes, strollers, and diapers. 

The Fairmont Copley Plaza

This historic hotel is located at Copley Plaza and hosts plenty of beautiful rooms for families with kids. Cookies at check-in and complimentary cribs and rollaway beds can be arranged. The Fairmont also provides free car parking for guests. 

When is the best time to visit Massachusetts?

The best time to visit Massachusetts is from the start of April to October. During this time, you can enjoy and explore the history of Massachusetts. If you wish to steer clear of the large crowds and still enjoy the benefits of the peak season, you should visit during May and June. These months are the ideal time to soak up the beach vibes and enjoy the boardwalks on the Cape.

During winter time when the snow starts to melt, you can enjoy the perfect scenery that Massachusetts has to offer. Spring looks wonderful and splendid in this state, enjoy the daffodils and the harvest festivals. 

During Spring you can also enjoy the mountains of Berkshire and all the vibrant colors this season brings. Spring is the perfect time to try mountain biking and hiking trails as the weather is not too hot. 

Foods you must try in Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a rich history not only when it comes to charting the course of history in the US but also for some of its well-known foods that originated in Massachusetts. 

Here you will find all the delicious foods to try and help you plan your food extravaganza whilst on vacation in Massachusetts.

Cannoli

There are two wonderful places to visit to try the famous Cannoli, Mikes Pastry and Modern Pastry. Both located in the North End of Boston on Hanover Street, these two bakeries attract lots of visitors every weekend as they compete with one another on who can bake the perfect Cannoli. 

How you have your Cannoli is entirely up to you, you can choose from a delicious sweet cream filling or something more savory. Sweet-filled Cannoli make the perfect snack or treat for the little ones.

Clam Chowder 

Clam Chowder is famous in Boston Massachusetts. If you want to try this local delicacy then head down to the Union Oyster Company and enjoy the creamy clam chowder and a slice of cornbread that the locals love! Rumour has it that JFK loved to dine at the Oyster Company.  

Lobster Roll

If there is one dish to try whilst in Massachusetts it has to be the lobster roll. The lobster rolls are typically served in a brioche roll and filled with lobster, crab, and shrimp. Luke’s Lobster serves the most delicious lobster roll. Their fillings are generous and they don’t cost the earth! Perfect restaurants to visit with the little ones. 

Boston cream pie

The delicious spongy pie is filled with cream and topped with chocolate. If the little ones love sweet pies then be sure to head over to the Omni Parker House Hotel, famous for inventing the Boston Cream Pie in 1855.

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