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We unequivocally fell in love with Boston, Massachusetts. This is a city that honors and celebrates its revolutionary past, onward looking towards the future, and respects all those who come to bear witness of what was created here. The Italians in the North End, the Irish in the Back Bay and the American’s have all come together to shed the stigma of racism and form a cohesive culture of growth, inclusion, and patriotism. Traveling to Boston with kids taught us so much about our current, past and present history in the United States.

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Old State House

Ranking: #cleandiaper

Boston, Massachusetts has been on our radar for a long time. Because I work at an airline, we often forgo local trips in favor of some far off exotic location foreseeing a sad day may come when I no longer have such prized benefits. We really wanted to take the kids and rent an RV to do an Early America Worldschool trip that hit Washington D.C., Boston and Philadelphia but we never could quite make it happen. Finally we just decided to do one of the three!

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Inside the Boston Public Library

Aside from the remarkable architecture, the raging sports fans, and the incredible history, Bostonians are shockingly friendly. In Utah, people are plenty cordial, but they aren’t necessarily friendly. Bostonians are patient, kind, thoughtful, conversational, helpful, and they always have a big smile on their face. They made our family happy to be there!

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Funny Faces

In its heart, Boston, Massachusetts holds 400 years of American history. There is no other place in the United States where you can see and learn about the roots of what transpired to separate America from the United Kingdom in such a personal, hands on manner. So much of the history here has been preserved for future generations, allowing a true glimpse into how life was for our early forefathers.

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Incredible architecture throughout the city

Our family loved how everywhere you travel to in the city of Boston is super accessible, and everything is close in. Major attractions are within walking distance of each other, or you can hop on a train and head to a different borough. Commuter lines get you to neighboring cities efficiently, airport express buses cut down on the number of transfers, buses and trains run like clockwork and the Charlie card is very affordable. Boston with kids is super easy and super fun!

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Red Line

Then there is the food. I could eat Chicken & Rice Guys every day for the rest of my life and be totally content. Boston Maine Fish Company, Cookie Monstah, Clover Food Lab, Crescent Ridge Ice Cream, Beantown Pastrami Company – I just want more of all of it! Eating in Boston with kids is as easy as it gets.

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Hot Lobster Roll

Sites and Attractions:

MFA
Duck Tour
Candlepin Bowling
Curious George Toy Store
Harvard University
Freedom Trail
Boston Public Market
Quincy Market
Salem, Massachusetts

Restaurants and Eateries:

Boston Maine Fish Company
Bennett’s
Mike’s Pastry vs. Modern Pastry
Beantown Pastrami Co.
Crescent Ridge Ice Cream
Chicken & Rice Guys
Sweet Bakery
Cookie Monstah
Clover Food Lab

Goodies:

Make Way For Ducklings

More About Boston: 

The Epicurean Traveler
Boston Logan International Airport, BOS
The T Line and Local Buses
Hyatt Place
State by State

For Kids: There is no better way to world school your children on the United States founding, history and constitution than in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. I actually didn’t realize how little I knew and understood about the history of America until I went to Boston, I’m embarrassed to admit. Traveling to Boston with kids will offer them stories, adventures, and celebration!

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Site of the first Public School

Have you been to Boston with kids? First we have to know where your favorite place to eat was! Then, tell us your favorite site! How’d the kids do on the Freedom Trail? We’d love to hear you share your experiences.

Nap-Time Version: All the places we loved, the things we did, and the places we ate in Boston with kids!

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10 COMMENTS

  1. Fun! I love Boston! I visited my aunt and uncle there almost every summer as a kid, and my favorite place there was Quincy Market. Oh, and the aquarium! I don’t remember doing the Freedom Trail as a kid myself but we took our own children along parts of the Freedom Trail a few years ago. They loved it!

  2. Boston is one of the few major cities in the US that we have yet to visit. I would love to visit someday and teach our daughter about American history. Like you, we tend to forgo closer destinations and go abroad instead. However, there are so many amazing parts of the US, that I still want to see.

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