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!
Spring & Summer Fun in Boston
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM
NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM
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.
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.
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.
Winter Family Things To Do
SKATE ON FROG POND
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.
BUILD A SNOWMAN
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.
BE A BOSTON FAN
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.