1.5 Days in Boston with 3 little ones

Aug 28th, 2016, 11:48 AM
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1.5 Days in Boston with 3 little ones

we arrive from an event sunday afternoon. We leave tuesday. What do the Bostonians recommend we can accomplish in 1.5 days?

So far we figured a Boston Trolley Sunday afternoon and Monday the aquarium.

Any advice for places to see, eat (lunch and dinner, ie Reginas) and commute by (public transportation with a travel pass)?
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Aug 28th, 2016, 01:11 PM
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Not sure the age of your children but under 12 rides free on the subway. Where are
you staying? You probably won't need a pass for 1.5 days. Just load a round trip or a few on a Charlie ticket. $2.75 per trip.

There is a wading pond and playground on the Boston Common, a carousel and various water features on the Greenway (near the Aquarium), and the make way for ducklings statues and the swan boats in the Public Garden.

Check out the Children's Museum to see if it's age appropriate, and/or the Museum of Science.

There are harbor cruises and boats to the harbor islands. George's Island had a fort to explore.

There is a food court at Quincy Market, good for lunch and something for everyone. Many North End restaurants are child friendly. Look at Antico Forno.
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Aug 28th, 2016, 07:39 PM
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thank you CW. the kids are 4, 3 and 1.5. little small for the children's museum.

we are staying at a hotel nearby the airport. about a 15min walk and ride in to the north end.
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Aug 29th, 2016, 01:04 AM
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Actually, the Childrens Museum has plenty for the older ones, and a play area for the younger one. Rose Kennedy Greenway has places they can run off some steam. If it is warm, a Boston Harbor cruise might be fun. The Aquarium would also work.

Taking them on the MBTA is going to be a bit of a challenge. Many stations do not have working elevators, although the website is better about indicating which currently do or not - so that would mean hauling at least 1 stroller on stairs.

When are you traveling?
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Aug 29th, 2016, 06:30 AM
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Getting to the Aquarium is convenient on the Blue Line from the airport area. I think pay as you go or put a few round trip fares on Charlie tickets is the way to go.
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Aug 29th, 2016, 07:42 AM
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What month are you going?
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Sep 6th, 2016, 07:40 PM
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we are going next week, so september. we carry our children so no need for a stroller. but thank you gail regarding the information about lack of elevators. we've learned just throw them on your back and hike it rather than roll around with a stroller. plus, that's just more to check in on the plane. i definitely think the aquarium is the place we plan on trying. what about the trolley? fun? my son loooves trains and trolleys. figured this would be a quick and easy way to get a nice overview of all the sights.
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