On a chilly January morning, it’s easy to forget how oppressively hot it was during our first night in Boston in the summer of 2011. It didn’t help that the air conditioning was broken in Giacomo’s, the North End restaurant where we had dinner (since it is an old favorite of Matt’s and mine, we toughed it out). Happily, on our walk back to the hotel, I was able to set the boys loose in the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway, which stretches like a necklace of parks from Chinatown to the North End sitting miraculously on the site of what was once an elevated highway. Serendipitous moments like these are among my favorite reasons to travel with kids.
Are you considering a spring break or summer family vacation in Boston? If so, I hope you’ll return next week because I’ll be finishing up the story of our trip there last year – I realized recently that I really only got about halfway through the things we saw and did.
Want more information on visiting Boston with kids? Check out these posts:
- Marriott’s Custom House: A family-friendly Boston hotel
- Giacomo’s: A great Boston restaurant for families
- Museum of Science in Boston: Fun enough for a day and then some
- Family fun at Fenway
- Breakfast and books in Beantown
- Walking the Freedom Trail with kids
- A lesson in history at the Old South Meeting House
- Petting sharks at the New England Aquarium