Family Things to do in Boston

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Boston might be known for hearty food, “Cheers,” and Fenway Park, but there’s a lot more to the city than baked beans, bars and baseball and it’s certainly a place you might want to consider when planning your next family vacation. There are lots of Boston Family Attractions to see and your family will probably have a wicked good time at all of them. Although, contrary to popular belief, the Boston Duck Tour didn’t actually begin in Beantown, the tour has become a quintessential part of any Boston visit. Since beginning operations in 1994, Boston Duck Tours have grown steadily over the years and now carry nearly 6,000 passengers around the city on a busy day. It’s nearly impossible to walk around the city without seeing one of the iconic yellow vessels and your family is … [Read more...]

7 Reasons to Visit the New England Aquarium with Your Family!

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On the spiraling ramp that runs along the New England Aquarium's 4-story Giant Ocean Tank, children and adults alike press their noses against the glass for face-to-face encounters with sea turtles, barracudas, sharks, and hundreds of colorful reef fish. The NEAq's staple feature, the 200,000-gallon tank that houses the Caribbean coral reef exhibit, is the centerpiece of the building—in fact, the rest of the Aquarium was built around it. Inside the tank lives Myrtle the Green Sea Turtle, an Aquarium resident since 1970. Myrtle is a longtime favorite among visitors, and she's the star of the Giant Ocean Tank exhibit. A chance to meet Myrtle is one of the many reasons your family will enjoy a trip to the Aquarium on a school vacation, a rainy day (we've given up on snow in Boston this … [Read more...]