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Family Things To Do In Boston

Just outside Copley's door there is so much for families to do all year long.

For inside information or suggestions on all of the best spots ask one of Copley Square Hotel's Intuition Experts. Until then here are a few of our favorites or check out some of our fabulous Family Packages to make planning your Boston Visit even more fun!

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Book Direct & Save + enjoy free Continental Breakfast Bar, Wi-Fi & Wine Hour in the heart of Boston's Back Bay, the best location for family fun.

Just steps from dining, shopping and attractions. Skate and twirl on Frog Pond, build a snowman in Boston Common, visit the Children's Museum, Boston Aquarium or the Science Museum. See a performance or even a Bruins or Celtics game. There is so much for families to see and do this winter in Boston.

  • Complimentary morning Continental Breakfast Bar to get your day started right from 6:30am-10:30am
  • Complimentary "Wine-Down" Cocktail Hour to end your day or start your night at 5:00pm daily
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Winter Family Things To Do


Head to Frog Pond in Boston Common, rent some ice skates, and twirl around the skating rink.  A "life is good!" feeling will sweep over you. Skating begins daily at 10am and is open until 9pm every day except Monday when they close at 3:45pm. Kids under 58 inches are free. All others skate for $6.


One of most exhilarating things to do in Boston in the Winter with kids (or for that matter, grown-ups) is to make a snowman!  Head to Boston Common or the Rose Kennedy Greenway, where you'll find open expanses with plenty of snow.  


Head to TD Garden to catch a Bruins or Celtics game and cheer for your favorite players or visit the Sports Museum which consists of a half-mile of exhibits that celebrate the history and the character of all Boston's sports teams.

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Growing up can wait – enjoy hands on play as a tool to spark creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children and families with interactive exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts. 

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Discover the Amazon Rain Forest, visit the little blue penguins or even reach out to touch a ray or a shark. There’s so much to do at the New England Aquarium for the entire family.  

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The Science Museum is great family activity in Boston. Discover the World Around You with over 700 exhibits, families can encounter the fresh and unfamiliar, ask questions about innovations in science and technology.

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Hop on & off all day, get an insider’s view of the city, visit all the best spots & experience the rich heritage that comes alive on practically every corner of Boston. 


Just minutes from Copley Square Hotel in the Fenway neighborhood sits Fenway Park, MLB's oldest ballpark, first opened in 1912 and historic Copley Square Hotel has welcomed Red Sox and Fenway Fanatics ever since.

Whether you are in town for a game or just want to see this iconic ballpark, Copley Square Hotel is the perfect place for you and your family to call home base. Fenway offers daily tours for fans year-round, rain, snow or sunshine. Tickets are available on a first come first serve basis. 

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Spring & Summer Fun in Boston

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Hop on a “DUCK" & see the sights of Boston on land learning little known facts on the way. You’ll cruise by all the places that make Boston the birthplace of freedom and a city of firsts, from the golden-domed State House to Bunker Hill and the TD Banknorth Garden, Boston Common and Copley Square to the Big Dig, Government Center to fashionable Newbury Street, Quincy Market to the Prudential Tower, and more. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, “Splashdown” right into the Charles for breathtaking views of the Boston & Cambridge skylines. This tour is a great activity for families. 

Boston Duck Tours departs at Prudential Center at 53 Huntington Avenue right across the street from the Copley Square Hotel. 

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The famous Swan Boats of Boston's Public Garden. Get there before noon (rides start at 10am) and you'll beat the lines. Fare is only $3.00 for adults, $1.50 for kids 2-15. The scenery is beautiful, and the kids have fun.

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Head to America's oldest public park, Boston Common for some fun and relaxation in the sun. Take a spin around the carousel $3.00, play a family game of Frisbee, or cool off in the spray pool.

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Enjoy story time in the newly renovated Children’s Library right nextdoor in Copley Square perfect for kids and their families to relax amidst whimsical, colorful designs.

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During the 3 hour Boston Harbor Cruise Whale Watch, you'll see humpback, finback, and minke whales — and maybe a few dolphins! $40 adult, $32 children 4-12. Boston Harbor Cruises: Long Wharf, Boston. 617-227-4321, www.boston harborcruises.com