How to savor the perfect family experience in Boston

Welcome to Boston, the melting pot of America. Whether you’re looking for the

perfect sightseeing adventure or you’re out to sample the cuisine, the city is ready to deliver. Boston is known for its casual, family-friendly feel, so it’s a perfect place to vacation with kids. Here’s a look at some of the city’s fun-for-the-whole-family attractions..

Take a tour of the Fenway Park

Home of Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is the oldest stadium in Major League Baseball and has hosted 10 World Series. The kids will love it – especially if you come during a game.

Grab a playdate at the Institute of Contemporary Arts

A surreal world of creativity, this waterfront museum serves up the best in visual arts and performances. On a budget?  Visit on Thursdays, when it’s free.

Visit the New England Aquarium

Stop by and enjoy aquatic fauna exhibits that run the gamut from penguins to sharks and more – then let the kids enjoy the assortment of hands-on interactive exhibits.

Squeeze some whale watching in there

Head down to the harbor, grab a boat and head out. Chances are you’ll come back from the high seas with some indelible memories and incredible photographs.

Best family-friendly places to eat in Boston

Eventide Fenway, 1321 Boylston St. Amazing seafood within walking distance of Fenway.

Legal Seafood Harborside, 270 Northern Ave. Seafood and pizza with a great views of the harbor and Logan Airport.

Santarpio’s Pizza, 111 Chelsea St. Old-school pizza pie.The servings are out of this world, and it’s affordable, too. (Cash only.)

The Coast Cafe, 233 River St. Cambridge, MA. Fancy yourself a lover of southern-style dishes? Head across the Charles River to enjoy some amazing soul food and BBQ.

How about lodging?

If you’re looking to spend a few days in the area, check out one of Boston’s Best Vacation Rentals from Stay Alfred Its boutique short-term rentals in Back Bay, Seaport, the Theater District and West End combine all the conveniences of home (private bedrooms, laundry, a kitchen) with the consistent professionalism you’d expect from a hotel. For a traveling family, it’s an ideal way to stay.

Happy travels!

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