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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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!
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!
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.
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!
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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► 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!
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.