Want to find out the "Top 9 Family Attractions" to visit in this great Massachusetts city? Keep reading, because below we list out some of the best museums, free attractions, transport tips and some fun facts for you and your family! We give you tips on transport information, fun and easy day trips from Boston, and also tell you about some famous Bostonians you may not know about! We want to make sure you don’t miss out on where you need to go and what you need to do, to have the best time!
So if you find yourself in Boston thinking “I wonder what great family things near me we can enjoy”, we have you covered! First up, let’s check out a little bit of information about Boston itself.
Founded all the way back in 1630 by English Puritans, the vibrant capital of Massachusetts Boston is one of the USA’s leading tourist destinations. Did you know that every year, close to 20 million people visit? Pretty amazing! With nearly 2 million of those visitors coming from overseas, Boston has firmly cemented its place as one of the worlds’ favourite cities for families to visit!
The city is a contrast of old and new, with modern buildings nestled next to cobbled streets (don’t forget your camera!), and with such a rich history, it’s an ideal place to take the kids to feed those hungry little minds. With so many great museums to visit it’s hard to know which to choose from! (Which is why we’re here!) Whether the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum with its realistic exhibits that transport you back in time, to a more modern approach with The Museum Of Science, with its hands on exhibits, where everyone can ‘touch and feel the science’
Whatever the weather or season, Boston has so much to do! During those Summer months, places like the historic Boston National Park come to life when they tell the story of the American Revolution. In Winter, check out the are many indoor attractions like Legoland Discovery Center and the fantastic New England Aquarium.
New England Aquarium
Known as ‘America’s Walking City’, (because it’s great to explore on foot!), Boston also features an accessible and extensive transportation system. Driving in Boston isn’t easy, but there are plenty of car parks but these can be expensive, so why not utilise public transport on your travels.
Take ‘The T’: The Boston Transportation Authority, which offers; subway, bus, trolley car and boat service all around the Greater Boston area and beyond. All the Subway stops are color-coded so this helps keep things simple.
Source: More information here: www.mbta.com