Boston family vacation deals, ideas and travel tips

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The Institute of Contemporary Art shows off Boston's urban chic and offers a fun time. (Tribune Co. photo)

Boston family vacation deals, ideas and travel tips

Stephen Jermanok

Families love Boston it's small and compact, but with big city appeal and many of the major sites are within walking distance. The city touts everything from hip to historical. Boston extends a warm New England welcome with a blend of urban sophistication and historic charm.

Family vacation hot spots in Boston

Family vacation hot spots in Boston

Families love Boston for one simple reason--it's small and compact and most of the major sites (New England Aquarium, Quincy Market, the Freedom Trail, and the Children's Museum) are within easy walking distance. The Museum of Science, Harvard Yard, and Museum of Fine Arts are a bit more of a schlep, but still an easy T (subway) ride away.

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