A world-class children’s museum. Fabled Fenway Park. Swan Boats. The Freedom Trail. It’s no wonder Boston is one of North America’s favorite family destinations. Here are 10 great reasons to visit Boston now.
Crank up the excitement factor, and read Robert McCloskey’s 1941 classic Make Way For Ducklings before ambling over to the bucolic Boston Public Garden to ride the ever-graceful Swan Boats, the only boats of their kind in the world. Swanning around the lagoon is a “wicked steal” as they say around here. This quintessential Boston experience costs $2.75 for adults, $1.75 for kids, and has been a Boston tradition since 1877. Afterwards, stroll over for pics on the statues of Momma Mallard and her clan. You can continue the adventure across Charles Street to the Boston Commons to wade in the nearby Frog Pond (no frogs), a fun, free way for kids to cool off.