If you want to teach your kids some early American history, there is no better place to start than the birthplace of the American Revolution…Boston. But there is so much more to do on a visit to Beantown and this week we interview local Leah Klein to get her tips on visiting Boston with kids.
ON THE PODCAST
00:39 – Talking with Tamara about Boston
03:15 – Boston CityPASS
05:30 – Favorite things to do in Boston
10:11 – Talking with Leah about Boston
13:30 – Must do things in Boston
16:09 – Good age for the Freedom trail
16:45 – The Tea Party Ships & Museum
18:05 – Activities on the water
19:25 – Planning a longer trip to the east coast
22:45 – Best way to get around
24:43 – Where to stay in the city
30:55 – Leah’s favorite restaurants
36:20 – Money saving tips
38:18 – CityPASS
39:33 – Best place to take a family photo
41:28 – Favorite travel gear
44:20 – App of the week
44:48 – WINNERS for Lonely Planet book giveaways
ABOUT LEAH KLEIN
Leah lives across the river from Boston, in Cambridge where she raises her family. She is always looking for the next thing to do in the city or on her next family trip. Leah writes about food, family, and city living. Follow Leah on Twitter and Facebook.
TIPS FOR VISITING BOSTON WITH KIDS
- The Freedom trail is 2.5 mile red line that goes past a lot of historical sights. It walks you through some of the events that happened in the beginning of the American Revolution.
- CityPASS covers the Aquarium, Boston Museum of Science, Harbor cruise, you can also go up to the top on the Prudential building.
- If you are traveling with young kids, you should definitely visit the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum.
- If you have in the middle school and up range, you may want to check out doing the Freedom Trail with their phone app or even a Harbor cruise.
- Fenway Park is a great mix to get a little bit of sports and history.
- Salem is easy to get either by driving or by taking the ferry. Even if you are not interested in the history of witches, there are plenty of other things to visit and explore in the area.
- Lawn on D is a great place to hang out, with a lot of activities and events.
- The North End is great for pizza, canoles, gelato, etc.
BEST PLACE TO TAKE FAMILY PHOTO
Taking a picture with the Make Way for Ducklings sculpture is cute. If you like a more water related, any of the pedestrian bridges have great backdrops of the water.
FAVORITE TRAVEL GEAR
Leah has a rule when she travels, no jeans and no workout shoes. They are bulky to pack and make packing harder. She likes to wear her ‘Sarah Campbell’ pants, which is a local designer. Pairing them with ‘Three Dots’ or ‘Splendid’ tops that are made of really comfortable fabric.
APP OF THE WEEK
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