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Boston family vacation deals, ideas and travel tips

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.

  • Fresh view

    Fresh view

    The Institute of Contemporary Art shows off Boston's urban chic and offers a fun time.

  • 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,...

  • Check out more family vacation ideas in Boston

    Check out more family vacation ideas in Boston

    Public Garden Come Spring, Boston puts on its finest floral dress, as hundreds of multicolored tulips stand at attention in the Public Garden. Pause atop the small bridge to gaze at the overflowing willow trees that sprout near the pond's edge. Then take the kids on the pedal powered Swan Boats...

  • Key details to make your trip a success

    Key details to make your trip a success

    Driving is not fun. Boston roads were designed with the horse and buggy in mind. One-way streets always seem to lead away from where you want to go. And the rotaries! Parking is prohibitively expensive and parking tickets appear the instant time on the meter hits zero. If you're used to taking...

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