A Family Guide to the New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium can be an overwhelming experience, and a bit difficult to navigate, especially with the spiral walkway that dominates the center of the building.  A little advanced planning can ensure that you’ll get the most out of your experience....

Guide to the Boston Area IMAX Theaters

I remember the first time I saw an IMAX movie.  It was at the Mugar Omni Theater at the Boston Museum of Science, and I thought I’d been transported into the future.  It was an amazing experience.  Now, IMAX theaters are slightly more ubiquitous.  Here in the...

Guide to Saving Money on Family-Friendly Boston Attractions

Local parents always ask me how to get great deals on local attractions.  After all, it can be expensive to take a family (especially one with more than two kids) anywhere in Boston these days.  Here are a few ideas: Local Libraries Ask you local library if they have...

Visiting Spectacle Island – One of the Boston Harbor Islands

If you are looking for an off-the-beaten track activity in Boston that is perfect in the summer, look no further than the Boston Harbor Islands.  The 12 islands and peninsulas (plus 22 more that aren’t accessible) of the Boston Harbor Islands make up one large...

Minor League Baseball Fields in the Boston Area

Boston’s certainly a baseball town, but let’s face it – tickets to our hometown team can be hard to find and pricey.  If you are looking to introduce your kids to baseball, without the expense, consider going to a minor league game.  There are plenty...

Family-Friendly Restaurants in Greater Boston

If you are anything like me, you probably like to make sure that any restaurant you eat at with the kids is family-friendly.  While many national chains, like the Olive Garden, are kid-friendly, it’s sometimes hard to know which local eateries are appropriate...

Bounce/Jump Inflatables Places in Greater Boston

You’ve probably noticed loads of new bounce/jump inflatables places cropping up throughout the Greater Boston area.  Here’s a list of some of the places your kids can bounce out their energy in these cold winter months. Jump Trax Sharon – Jump Trax...

Family-Friendly Road Trip: Freeport, Maine

Want to get away for the weekend?  Freeport, Maine, approximately two and a half hours from Boston, is a fabulous family-friendly road trip for a weekend away.  The drive is relatively easy – just head north on 95 to 295, and you’re there. My family got...

Botanical Gardens in and around Boston

Boston and the surrounding area is home to some beautiful botanical gardens that serve the basis for research and offer beautiful exhibits and grounds for the public. Many children love taking a walk through beautiful gardens and seeing flowers. The Arnold Arboretum...