Crisp, cool air, pies baking in the oven, warm cider, fuzzy sweaters and brightly colored leaves falling from the sky are just a few of New England’s autumn charm. Don’t forget the most time-honored tradition of being a New Englander: apple picking. These are Boston’s best places to go apple picking.
Let Sesame Street and all of its characters come alive with a magical road trip to Sesame Place in Langhorne, Pa. Live vicariously through the kids as they’re surrounded by exuberant colors, exciting rides and fun games.
Don’t let the fact you have children burn out your romantic flame. Bring back the spark that made you fall in love in the first place with a day out with your special someone, walking through fields of flowers, gazing at beautiful art, riding along the Charles River, dining in the North End and relaxing in a Jacuzzi.
Back-to-school time sparks a mix of emotions for both parents and children. It symbolizes the end of summer and the beginning of new adventures.
Make the magic appear at your next family event with these Boston entertainers, wowing crowds of all ages with clowns, magicians, musical talent, comedians or balloon artists. Whether it is for your child’s next birthday party, a family reunion or a holiday celebration, Boston has an array of talented, award-winning family entertainers to choose from, and these are the best of the best.
Nantucket Island’s rich history spans more than 400 years, and because it’s just 25 miles south of Cape Cod, it’s the perfect destination for a doggy day trip. Well known for its beaches, it’s a popular vacation spot, especially for pet lovers. Rated as the best island in the world by National Geographic, Nantucket is the ideal island getaway for you and your pooch.
An island off the coast of Massachusetts, just south of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard is comprised of West Tisbury, Chilmark and Aquinnah, also known as Up Island, as well as Tisbury, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown, referred to as Down Island. Even the president and his famed pup frequent this vacation hot spot. When planning your next day trip, take advantage of Martha Vineyard’s dog-friendly atmosphere and bring your furry friend for a day of fun.
Cape Ann — Essex, Rockport, Gloucester and Manchester-by-the-Sea — has earned a reputation for many a water sport and family vacation. Gloucester especially is well-known for its deep sea fishing and historical fishing industry, but one of the area’s lesser known draws is an amazing trend toward dog-friendly businesses. Pop that pooch in the car and hit the road to explore Cape Ann with your furry fella.
The south shore of Massachusetts often gets overlooked as Boston or Cape Cod take center stage, but this area was made for dogs. For a doggy day trip with that furry little fella, this is the place. With stunning outdoor venues perfect for a good sniff to cold and creamy snacks and fur-friendly overnight options, Boston’s south shore offers a little bit of everything canine.
Your child’s energy level and exercise needs are not directly related to the weather. When the kids are climbing the walls and outside just isn’t an option, try out Boston’s best indoor playgrounds.