I freakin’ love Boston. I moved here after college 16 years ago, and have been here ever since, except for a couple of years in Iowa for grad school. (Go Hawkeyes!)
Since our girls were born, I’ve discovered that it’s a great area for families, too. It’s amazing, the sheer variety of things there are to do with kids in the city and within a stone’s throw of it. And I can throw a stone about 40 miles, for what it’s worth.
Like any family with little ones, we’ve had a lot of unplanned days to fill over the past few years, so we’ve discovered out a lot of good outings that are do-able and affordable with toddlers or preschoolers. So I present to you below ten of our favorite things to do in and around Boston when the weather’s good. All of these things are either free or pretty durn cheap. (And there are lots more, too, but I don’t want to try your patience on the slide show front. Believe me, I get it.)
I’m leaving out things like the Children’s Museum, the Science Museum, the Boston Aquarium and the Franklin Park Zoo — all of which are wonderful, and all of which we’ve visited, but which get pricey once you pay for three, four, or more tickets. (If you live in the Boston area, though, you can score free or cheap passes from your local library! Do it!)
Be sure to share your ideas in the comments, yo.
nggallery template=’carousel’ id=’13′
My book: DOUBLE TIME, my memoir of parenting twins, battling depression and chasing that ever-elusive work/home balance.
More from Jane on Baby Squared