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Top 5 Springtime Activities to Enjoy in Boston with Kids

admin on March 31, 2015 - 8:00 am in Around Town
Boston comes alive in the spring. The first of the spring flowers push up from the ground in the city’s parks and in private gardens. People hit the streets once again, eager to experience the city by foot. You can do the same thing with your kids! Here are some fun springtime activities you can enjoy with your children in Boston.

Ride Your Bikes

Even though the city is often busy with cars, there are plenty of safe places where you can ride your bikes together. Aside from meandering up and down some of the quieter neighborhoods, you can also head to the Esplanade where there are plenty of winding paths along the Charles River that will keep you away from cars. If you don’t have your own bicycles, you can always rent them. You can even take a guided bike tour. Urban Adventours is a short walk from the Devonshire and they offer bike rentals, sales, and guided tours.

Visit Fenway Park

This year, the Red Sox home opener is April 13, 2015 at Fenway Park. This means that it’s time to get your Red Sox tickets for the upcoming season! Taking in a baseball game at such an iconic park is one of the many things that make Boston so special. Even if you are unable to get seats for the opener, there are plenty of other choices! You can also take a tour of Fenway Park, even if you decide not to attend a game.

Have a Picnic

As the weather gets warmer, it’s time to start having picnics again! Pack a picnic lunch (or get takeout) and head to your favorite park for some quality time with your kids. One of the best places in the city for a picnic is Boston Common. If you want to make the trek, however, Castle Island, which is reachable by car or public transportation (MBTA red line to Broadway Station, then take the bus), is also a good choice. After you’re done eating, you can play games, explore the parks, and enjoy some quality time with your family.

Take a Duck Tour

Though this is usually an attraction for out of town visitors, Duck Tours are a unique way to see the city. Some of the tour guides are also actors, and they do a great job of entertaining people of all ages as they explore the city both on land and in the water. This is also a great way to introduce your kids to Boston’s rich heritage!

Watch the Boston Marathon

Marathon Monday takes place every year on Patriot’s Day. This year it’s on Monday, April 20th. Watching the race as a spectator at some of the key spots, such as the starting line or the finish line, makes for a fun day out with the family. If this sparks their interest to become runners, consider enrolling them in one of the Boston Athletic Organization’s events for children. Once the snow starts to melt, you and your children can start enjoying the city once again!

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