Recent events got the family thinking about this country’s origins? A trip to Boston is one way to revisit America’s rich history. Around every corner you and your young ones will find a place that has played a significant role in America’s past. But don’t worry, even if your kids don’t know the difference between a raincoat and a redcoat, this city also offers plenty of other things to see, do and eat. Click through for our Boston hot spots!

Boston Common/Public Garden

If the kids need to let off a little steam, make a stop at Boston Common/Public Garden. This 50-acre park is 350 years old, making it America’s oldest public park. And while you might not want to tell the kids that Boston Common used to be where troops made camp and was the place of public hangings (truly) you can show them the statues that dot the Common. (Young readers will recognize the bronze statues of  Mrs. Mallard and her brood from Make Way For Ducklings.)

You can also let your little tadpoles clamber over the play structure at the Tadpole playground. The nearby Frog Pond becomes an outdoor ice-skating rink during the winter months… and you can lace up those skates starting in mid-November. Winter hours are: Mon., 10:00am-3:45pm; Tues. -Thurs. 10:00am-9:00pm; Fri. & Sat., 10:00am-10:00pm, Sun., 10:00am-9:00pm

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What are your favorite things to do with little ones in Boston? Tell us in the comments below.

— Natalia Dotto

Unless otherwise noted: photos by Natalia Dotto Photography

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