Whether visiting for a few days or the week, Boston is packed with things to do with the kids during school vacation week. Our Neighborhood Expert, Danny Vargas suggests:
Martin's Park: Adjacent to the Boston Children's Museum on the Smith Family Waterfront in the Seaport District, Boston Parks and Recreation Department has created Martin's Park - an inclusive park and play space that is the first of its kind in the heart of Boston. The park features a variety of play spaces for kids of all abilities and beautiful gardens.
Fenway Park: Be sure to take time for a Fenway Park tour, the oldest and most famous ball park in the world! Tickets for tours can be purchased online up to 30 days in advance. A limited number of tickets are available, for walk up purchase daily, on a first-come, first-served basis only at Gate D. The park is accessible by public transportation on the Green Line train system. Tours operate from 10am -5pm every hour on the hour. Ticket prices are $21 for adults or $14 for children 12 and under. Each guided tour runs 50 minutes.
Boston Public Market: Stroll around an indoor, year-round marketplace for locally sourced groceries and specialty agricultural products, where residents and visitors can find fresh, seasonal food from Massachusetts and New England. The market has special activities featured during school vacation week especially for kids and you can sign up online or at the market directly!
Boston Tea Party Museum: This interactive, high tech, floating museum is unlike anything you've ever experienced before. It sits on a barge in the Fort Point Channel and includes tours on restored tea ships and a stunning, interactive documentary that immerses you into the events that led up to the American Revolution. Touch, feel, see and hear what the Patriots felt when their passions and angers flared at the injustice of taxation without representation.
Our Concierge Team has a complete list of school vacation activities. For a copy, please feel free to contact them by email or phone, 617-385-4500. As always, they are pleased to be your neighborhood guides and are happy to assist with any arrangements!
Photo courtesy of Martin's Park.