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Family Activities in Boston Summer 2022

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If you’re heading to Boston with family, or live in the area, great fun is in store for everyone. There’s no limit to family activities in and around the Boston area. We’ve put together a few options for you and your kids to check-out this Summer as a family. From day-trips outside the city, to the many parks to explore, we’ve got you covered.

  1. The New England Aquarium
    The New England Aquarium is a great place for families to visit, as it’s both fun and educational. What kid wouldn’t like looking at penguins, sea lions, jellyfish, sharks, and hundreds of other species of marine life?
  2. EcoTarium
    The EcoTarium combines a hands-on children’s museum, nature center, and hiking trails, all in one delightful package. Grab dinner after your big day of learning at a restaurant nearby!
  3. Old State House Museum
    The Old State House Museum is an excellent history museum containing authentic artifacts from the American Revolution and other important eras of Boston history. A number of hands-on exhibits are designed especially for children.
  4. Rent a Sailboat or Kayak
    Getting out on the water is a great way to see the city from a different angle, and getting on a boat is always fun for kids. Use Community Boating Boston to can rent a sailboat, kayak, or stand-up paddle-board and explore up and down the Charles River with your family.
  5. Davis Farmland
    Davis Farmland is a massive farm that is worthy of a day trip—the entire day! Hold baby goats, play with kittens, go for a pony ride, bounce on a giant pillow, and so much more. In the summer, the water turns on, and there’s a huge splash pad and foam play area.
  6. Day trip to Royalston, MA
    Visit the Commonwealth’s waterfall country! From Doane’s Falls to Royalston Falls, this region has plenty of big and trickling water to explore on short or long hikes. Hit Lee’s Hot Dog Stand for dinner and ice cream on the way home.
  7. King’s Chapel Burying Grounds
    Get taste of history at the King’s Chapel Burying Ground. Head just down Tremont Street, and you’ll find buried William Dawes, Mary Chilton, and John Winthrop.
  8. Head to Willows Park
    Hop on a ferry and cruise on over to the North Shore for a visit to this old school strip of waterfront arcades. While Salem is known for its Halloween festivities, this waterfront town has so much to do in the summer, too! 
  9. Walk about Boston Common
    Boston is often referred to as “America’s Walking City.” Boston is really a nice city to walk around. With a relatively flat layout and cute, district neighborhoods to explore, walking is a great way to get to know the city.
  10. Picnic in Public Garden
    Right beside the Boston Common you will find the stunning Boston Public Garden, the first public botanical garden in America, established in 1837. This gorgeous 24-acre park is meticulously curated and cared for with over 80 tree species, unique statues including the famous Make Way for Ducklings and George Washington displays. Head over to walk around and have a picnic sometime this Summer to enjoy its beauty!

There are so many awesome things to do with kids in Boston this Summer. Be sure to tag us if you end up trying anything we’ve suggested on Facebook or Instagram. We look forward to seeing them!

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