Family Things to do in Boston

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 sure to enjoy seeing sights like the Prudential Center, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and New England Quack! Boston Duck TourAquarium in style.

One of the other great Boston Family Attractions that you’ll see is the Museum of Science. One of the top museums in the city, the Museum of Science is great at teaching you things without being boring. Full of exhibits that are both interactive and informative, the museum also features an Omni Theater and a full-service planetarium that showcases the stars as well as hosts shows like “Laser Led Zeppelin” or “Laser Pink Floyd.”

Another one of the stellar Boston Family Attractions that the city has to offer is the Franklin Park Zoo. Tucked away in the historical park bearing the same name, the 72-acre Franklin Park Zoo features a variety of habitats and environments for its inhabitants to enjoy including a Tropical Forest, Giraffe Savannah, Serengeti Crossing, Outback Trail and Franklin Farm. For more
Lion at Franklin Park Zooinformation or directions, call 617-541-LION.

To get a different perspective on things and see the city from a whole new angle, your family might want to take a trip to the Skywalk Observatory. Boston’s only vantage point to get 360 degree views of the city and beyond, the Skywalk Observatory will be a treat for your family’s eyes and ears thanks to the exclusive state-of-the-art Acoustiguide audio tour which details the city’s many points of historic and cultural interest

Looking for things to do in Boston and discounts on attractions and tours? Learn how to save money with a Boston discount attractions pass by Smart Destinations.


  1. says

    Hi Evan

    Thanks for the idea the science museum and the zoo is not only good for kids but occupies adults too. Planning to visit Boston in Jan 2015. This will help.

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