Home to many renowned higher education institutions, prestigious research hospitals and the scene of key points in American history, Boston stands out among New England’s best cities to visit. If you’re looking to vacation in New England with the family, look no further! Boston has something for everyone.

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Visit Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox

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Fenway Park, located in the heart of Boston, will impress any sports fans in the family. Home of the Boston Red Sox and eight time world series champions, a walking tour of the grounds will give you a rich historical view into the sport and glimpse into its culture. If you happen to be visiting in the Fall, the Red Sox will be in mid season providing you with an exciting chance to experience the classic American sport and the many fans that make the game.

Heading east towards the city center, take the family on a walk down Newbury and Boylston street for a bite to eat on one of the many outdoor patio’s perfect for lunch on a warm summer’s day or temperate fall afternoon.

Take a "duck tour" on the Charles River

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When everyone is ready for their next adventure, head two blocks south to Prudential Mall where you can hop on a “Duck Tour” known for their entertaining guides and most notably the amphibeas vehicles' ability to cruise through the Charles River. The tour will pass by many historical sites such as Bunker Hill, Faneuil Hall/ Quincy Market, and the Old State House.

Enjoy the architecture and history of Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill walking tour in Boston, Massachusetts

When you dock back at the mall, gather the family for a walking tour of New England’s quintessential 17th century architecture found on Beacon Hill. The neighborhood is known for its Federal-style rowhouses, narrow gaslit streets and brick sidewalks. Beacon Hill’s world famous Acorn Street has been featured in many magazines and advertisements as the last true cobblestone street in the area, so don’t be shy to stop a stranger for a quick family photo.

Check out the Boston Commons scenery and food

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The Boston Commons are just at the bottom of the hill where you can allow the children to frollic and play through the 50 acre public park. Wander over to the Boston Public Garden, right near the park grounds, where you can take a family paddle boat ride through the pond or sit under one of the many willow trees to relax.

If you’re looking for the perfect family styled dinner, make your way to the North End home to Boston’s oldest residential community and a mixture of architecture from all periods of American history. The North End features dozens of traditional Italian-American restaurants with favorites from pizza to spaghetti meatballs. End your night with a family treat from Mike’s Pastry, where the cannolis are a favorite among Bostonians and tourists alike.

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