History Comes Alive! Take a Road Trip to Boston

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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!

New England Aquarium

Looking to make some fine-finned friends? Head to the New England Aquarium, home to sea dragons, piranhas, sea lions and a giant Pacific octopus. Don’t miss the Trust Family Foundation Shark and Ray Touch Tank, where visitors can reach in to gently touch a ray as it moves past. If touching an epaulette shark isn’t up your alley, head to the Edge of the Sea’s touch tank where, once again, guests can gently touch a sea star or a sea urchin. For sure, the main attraction at the aquarium is the four-story tall Giant Ocean tank, which is captivating. There are hundreds of fish and other ocean-going creatures in the tank, but the star of the show is Myrtle the green sea turtle. Address: 1 Central Wharf 617-973-5200 Online: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.neaq.org">neaq.org</a&gt; fuck

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