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Boston Family Activities

Just outside Copley's door there is so much for families to do all summer 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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THE SWAN BOATS

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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FROG POND

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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BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

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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WHALE WATCHING

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

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THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

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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NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM

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

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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OLD TOWN TROLLEY

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. 

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BOSTON DUCK TOURS

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. 

FENWAY PARK - HOME OF THE RED SOX

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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