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  Tours   Gloucester, MA
7 Whales Watch are run by a family with a long history working on the waters of Gloucester, Massachusetts. For over seven decades three generations of the family have worked from the docks here so who better to
  Adventures & Sports   Newbury, NH
Adventure Park at Mount Sunapee is a family-friendly attraction located near Newbury, New Hampshire. Families who love to spend time in the great outdoors doing exciting activities such as zip lining and ropes
  Adventures & Sports   Lincoln, NH
Alpine Adventures is an outdoor adventure park located in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. It offers exciting attractions that include a treetop canopy tour, two thrilling zip line tours, off-road tours
  Museums & Science   Lowell, MA
See the story of America told through interactive displays of the science and history of textiles. The museum showcases textiles from the early centuries up to modern space craft era. The permanent collection
  Farms & Orchards   Ipswich, MA
Appleton farms are a 1000-acre of pastoral landscape, the farm was established in 1636 by Samuel Appleton, it is one of the oldest continuously operating farms in the country. The farm has grassland, grazing livestock
  Parks & Nature   Boston, MA
Boston's Arnold Arboretum sits on a 281 acre site in the Jamaica Plains area of the city. The institution runs research and conservation programs and try to promote responsible treatment of the environment to
  Tours   Provincetown, MA
Art's Dune Tours offer off-road 4x4 tours over the beautiful dunes of the Cape Cod National Seashore Protected Lands. This national seashore consists of forty miles of perfect beaches, marshes, ponds and, of course
  Museums & Science   Milton, MA
Blue Hills Trail side Museum is a wildlife sanctuary, it features a natural history museum and several outdoor wildlife exhibits. Many animals in the sanctuary have been rescued and rehabilitated, including Snowy
  Playgrounds & Pools   Peabody, MA
Bonkers Fun house Pizza is an indoor entertainment center for the kids, the indoor play area features many exciting rides, Arcade games and yummy snacks. A separate area for toddlers and infants features climbing
  Libraries & Bookstores   Boston, MA
The Boston Athenæum was founded in 1807, making it one of the oldest membership libraries in the country. Its holdings are especially strong in Boston and New England history, biography, English and American
  Landmarks & History   Tulsa, OK
Boston Avenue Methodist Church is a center of spiritual, educational and social activities for the Christian community, the church is located in Downtown Tulsa, Oklahoma, and is a National Historic Landmark. The
  Amusements   Peabody, MA
Spend quality time with the kids at Boston Bounce. Bring socks and bounce of the walls during open bounce days or host a private playtime for your kids and their friends. Boston Bounce offers playtime packages
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
Boston Children’s Museum is chock full of entertaining things to do & explore. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the 3 story New Balance climbing structure - a favorite with kids. Have fun in the bubble
  Parks & Nature   Boston, MA
Boston Common is Boston, Massachusetts' most famous public park and the oldest city park in the United States, dating as far back as 1634. It includes 50 acres of open park space with sports fields, a wading pool
  Tours   Boston, MA
Board a World War II style amphibious vehicle and explore Boston on land and water with the Boston Duck Tours. Your ride will be accompanied with by an informative narration from a tour guide. This city tour is
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
Owned and operated by the Boston Sparks Association, the museum seeks to preserve Boston’s firefighting memorabilia, educate the public about fire safety, and restore and maintain the historic firehouse
  Adventures & Sports   Boston, MA
Frog Pond ice skating venue in Boston, MA is the place where families can enjoy ice skating in the winters and enjoy some hot cocoa together. You can rent skates on the spot or bring your own, the ice skating
  Tours   Boston, MA
Boston Harbor Cruises are one of the city's institutions. Begun by Matty Hughes they have been sailing the waters around Boston since the year 1926. Today the business is the largest private operator of passenger
  Daytrips   Boston, MA
34 small islands make up the cluster of islands situated in Boston Harbor. The Boston Harbor Islands offer countless opportunities for visitors to tour historical sites, observe wildlife, and participate in recreational
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
The Boston Museum of Science boasts an extensive collection of exciting science-based exhibits, both permanent and temporary. So much to explore & discover - there is always something new at the Science Museum
  Parks & Nature   Boston, MA
The Public Garden is a lush, meticulously maintained botanical garden space of nearly 4 acres, with enormous trees that are hundreds of years old shading wonderful walking paths. Historic statues and fountains
  Markets & Shops   Boston, MA
Boston Public Market is an indoor market that features fresh local food from local vendors. The year-round market offers fresh and organic local food that is produced in Massachusetts and New England. Taste and
  Amusements   Woburn, MA
Rock climbing enthusiasts love to visit the Boston rock gym, one of the oldest in the US and among the top rated rock climbing gyms, BRG offers thorough rock climbing courses with certified and professional trainers
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
The Boston Sports Museum is located in the TD Bank north Garden, and it displays some of the most historic and interesting sports memorabilia for the sports aficionados. Many exhibits are held at the museum that
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
Boston's Old State House is a museum dedicated entirely to commemorating the Revolutionary War against the British. Exhibits and activities aimed at all ages are housed in a beautiful colonial building. In fact
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
The Boston Tea Party Ship & Museum is a re-creation of the famous protest in a full scale replica of the tea party ship, also museum exhibits. Visitors are invited to relive that historic night in the Boston
  Landmarks & History
The Bunker Hill Monument commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill. It's been open to the public since 1842. The 221-foot white granite obelisk marks the site of the first major battle of the American Revolution
  Tours   Cambridge, MA
Cambridge Historical Tours aim to bring almost 400 years of history to life with their walking tours led by costumed actors. Home to Harvard the oldest institution for higher learning in the country, Cambridge
  Adventures & Sports   Franconia, NH
Cannon Mountain Ski Area is a popular outdoor recreation area located in Franconia Notch State Park in New Hampshire. In addition to providing excellent skiing and snowboarding trails in the wintertime, it also
  Amusements   Salem, NH
Canobie Lake Park is located in the historic town of Salem and having been opened over 100 years ago it has lived through quite a bit of history itself. Today it is home to a range of thrill, family and kids rides
  Tours   Gloucester, MA
Gloucester, Massachusetts offers some of the best whale watching in the country. This is thanks to the fact that it is very near to two major whale feeding grounds. Cape Ann Whale Watch is amongst the most reputed
  Tours   Plymouth, MA
For many years Captain John have been offering trips out to see whales up close or to catch various types of fish. Operating out of Plymouth, Massachusetts they offer excellent services for those interested in
  Parks & Nature   Boston, MA
Great, off the beaten path shoreline park with views of Logan planes landing, beaches, endless walkways, playground, snacks at Sullivan's, and of course Fort Independence. Often missed by tourists and locals
  Adventures & Sports   Cambridge, MA
Charles River Canoe & Kayak is an outdoor recreation company in the Boston area. It provides canoe and kayak rentals, guided tours of the Charles River and Boston Harbor, and sea kayaking trips. It also offers
  Parks & Nature   Boston, MA
The Esplanade stretches for three miles along Boston's Charles River. It is a lovely and hugely popular green stretch that attracts numerous visitors. A visit here is a great way to get away from the city while
  Museums & Science   Waltham, MA
Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation is located along the banks of the Charles River, provides an opportunity to explore American history in innovation and technology since 1812. The museum is housed
  Tours   Boston, MA
Codzilla is a thrilling sightseeing tour of Boston Harbor offered by Boston Harbor Cruises. If your family is interested in taking a unique tour of Boston, climb aboard Codzilla for a 40-minute cruise complete
  Boating & Sailing   Boston, MA
The oldest, continuously running sailing and boating center in the country; CBI has been making waves since 1946. They hope to share the world of sailing with all the public, even making it available for those
  Museums & Science   Concord, MA
The Concord Museum is a museum of history located at Lexington Road, Concord, Massachusetts, USA. The museum features a fascinating collection of Thoreau memorabilia. This is one of the oldest and has most valued
  Boating & Sailing   Charlestown, MA
Courageous Sailing Center in Charlestown, Massachusetts offers high quality and affordable sailing programs for the youth. This non-profit sailing center is named after the American two-time cup winner boat, Courageous
  Beaches & Lakes   Ipswich, MA
Ipswich, Massachusetts is home to Crane Beach, one of the finest beaches the northeast of America has to offer. You can come here with your family for a lazy, sunny summer's day and enjoy the water and the people
  Theater & Performance   Reading, MA
Creative Arts is a small, non-profit community school for theatre, music and art for all ages. Classes and events are held Inside the 1st Congregational Church. Theatre classes and workshops range from
  Libraries & Bookstores   Cambridge, MA
The Curious George Store in Cambridge's Harvard Square proudly proclaims that it is "the world's only brick and mortar Curious George Store". If your kid is a fan of the cheeky little monkey then a visit here
  Farms & Orchards   Sterling, MA
Davis Farmland is a fun family attraction located in Sterling, Massachusetts, approximately an hour west of Boston by car. Throughout the year, Davis Farmland provides family-friendly activities for children of
  Museums & Science   Lincoln, MA
The DeCordova Sculpture Park, encompassing 35 acres of rolling woodlands and lawns, is the largest park of its kind in New England. It's a popular site for families and picnickers. The Museum houses rotating exhibitions
  Museums & Science   Acton, MA
The Children's Discovery Museum now has has twice the exhibit space of the original museum and includes significant new galleries for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) experiences including
  Tours   Provincetown, MA
Whale Watch leave Provincetown, Massachusetts for the marine sanctuary of Stellwagen Bank which is heavily populated by various species of whales and other marine life. This area is wwell traversed by whale tour
  Farms & Orchards   Lincoln, MA
As a Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary and working educational farm, Drumlin Farm offers hands-on educational opportunities for kids, families, and adults. Roam around in search of favorite animals, help out in
  Beaches & Lakes   Duxbury, MA
Duxbury Beach is a popular recreation area in Duxbury, Massachusetts, which is located just 35 miles from downtown Boston. It is a barrier beach that consists of 6 miles of beautiful sandy land that is as narrow
  Amusements   Carver, MA
Edaville Railroad is an amusement park that is aimed primarily at younger children. The park has many rides and attractions that will amaze young kids. It is also home to a railroad system that includes a track
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
Visitors tour replicas of the Senate Chamber and Sen. Kennedy’s office, participate in live debates on the Senate floor, and use digital tablets to engage with exhibits. At the Institute, people learn about
  Landmarks & History   Canton, MA
Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate encompasses a majestic country house and gardens, the 90-acre country estate is located in Canton, Massachusetts, only a short distance from Boston. The beautiful house was built by
  Museums & Science   Essex, MA
Essex Shipbuilding Museum has one of the best maritime collection in the region, the museum tells extra ordinary and intriguing story of a small New England Village that built many two-masted wooden fishing schooners
  Tours   Boston, MA
Fenway Park is the storied home of the Boston Red Sox. Tours include the press box, dugout, field, and more. Best for ages 4 and up. Tours leave from the Souvenir Store across Yawkey Way hourly seven days a week
  Landmarks & History   Milton, MA
In 1833, Captain Robert Bennet Forbes collaborated with architect Isaiah Rogers in Boston and built a house for his mother, Margaret Perkins Forbes. Members of the Forbes family were involved in the American China
  Parks & Nature   East Walpole, MA
Francis William Bird Park is a quiet and peaceful place for a stroll and bicycling, this 89-acre of park was founded in 1925. The park is named after Charles Bird's eldest son Francis William Bird, the park is
  Zoos & Aquariums   Boston, MA
Open to the public since 1913, Franklin Park Zoo is a 72-acre site, nestled in Boston’s historic Franklin Park. Located just four miles from downtown Boston, the AZA-accredited Franklin Park Zoo draws visitors
  Farms & Orchards   Harvard, MA
Fruitlands Museum is located in Harvard, MA, and it was built in 1914 by Clara Sears. The Fruitlands museum is a cultural and historic site, and it is celebrating 100 years of 100 stories and 100 objects at the
  Museums & Science   Brockton, MA
Myron Fuller, the creator, established the art museum and cultural center in 1946 in honor of his family. The museum is a center of contemporary craft, featuring works from local and international artists. The
  Parks & Nature   Framingham, MA
Garden in the Woods is managed by the New England Wild Flower Society (NEWFS), the oldest plant conservation organization in the United States. About 25 permanent staff and over 700 volunteers work together to
  Beaches & Lakes   Gloucester, MA
Good Harbor Beach is a beautiful beach with great surf, lovely white sand, a concession stand, rest rooms, and showers. Parking fills up quickly on weekends and hot summer days. During low tide there is a sand
  Museums & Science   Waltham, MA
Gore Place Mansion is the former residence of Massachusetts Governor Christopher Gore. His Federal-era mansion and estate can now be explored by the public free of charge. The grounds are available for private
  Amusements   Fitchburg, MA
The Great Wolf Lodge New England is a perfect resort for a family getaway. Based in Fitchburg, Massachusetts this family focused hotel has a huge array of activities and attractions for kids and parents alike
  Amusements   Boston, MA
Come visit the Greenway Carousel, a one-of- a-kind carousel located in the heart of Boston! Featuring 33 New England native animals, these unique carousel creatures were inspired by thedrawings of Boston schoolchildren
  Museums & Science   Winchester, MA
Griffin photography Museum displays exhibits on photography by well-known photographers, as well as budding photographers and artists. The museum in Winchester, MA was founded by Arthur Griffin in 1992, Arthur
  Museums & Science   Gloucester, MA
Aside from being an inventor, John Hays Hammond collected medieval, Renaissance, and Roman artifacts. He built a medieval-style castle composed of 15th, 16th, and 18th century architectural elements as a wedding
  Beaches & Lakes   Hampton, NH
Hampton Beach is a beautiful beach resort in Hampton NH, the Hampton Beach state Park is considered one of the best beaches in the US. Hampton beach is the venue of the annual Hampton Beach seafood festival that
  Museums & Science   Cambridge, MA
A refreshingly old-school Natural History Museum. Families and students can explore over 12,000 specimens at the University's most visited museum. Dinosaurs, meteorites, gemstones, birds and animals from around
  Landmarks & History   Boston, MA
The Haymarket is a living, breathing historical tradition right in the heart of Boston's historical center. The market's roots can be traced back to the first half of the 1700's when vendors first began to sell
  Tours   Salem, MA
Salem has a fascinating history that can be fun to get to know. One great way of learning about the city while exploring its streets is to take a walking tour. Hocus Pocus Tours offer an award winning ramble around
  Farms & Orchards   Stow, MA
Honey Pot Hill Orchards is a family-owned farm in Stow, Massachusetts, which is just 25 miles west of Boston. This beautiful 180-acre farm features a farm store, fun activities like hayrides and hedge mazes, and
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum or Fenway Court, as the museum was known during Isabella Stewart Gardner's lifetime, is a museum in the Fenway-Kenmore neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, located within
  Playgrounds & Pools   Jay, VT
For some great water fun visit Jay peak Pump house that is sure to blow your mind, the pump house is an indoor water park operating generally year-round and on select days from September through Mid-November
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
The JFK Library at Columbia Point, Boston, is dedicated to preserving the legacy and accomplishments of the thirty-fifth President of the United States, John F. Kennedy. It is a center of research, an archive
  Museums & Science   Brookline, MA
On May 29th, 1917 John F. Kennedy was born at 83 Beals Street, Brookline, Massachusetts. The President of the United States was tragically assassinated on November 22nd 1963 in Dallas, Texas. Three years later
  Amusements   Newton, MA
Jump N' Slide is a one-stop destination if you're looking for a place with fun activities for the kids. The place is packed with an obstacle course, a bounce castle, arcade games, a laser maze, a cannonball shooting
  Farms & Orchards   Westford, MA
Kimball Farm is located in Westford, Massachusetts, USA. It was established in 1939. It features adventurous Style Mini-Golf, bumper boat pond, and the grand slam batting cages to take a swing or play state-of-the-art
  Beaches & Lakes
Lake Sunapee is the fifth-largest lake in New Hampshire and one of the most popular outdoor recreation areas in New England. This beautiful glacial lake is the perfect place to enjoy activities such as swimming
  Museums & Science   Brookline, MA
Brookline's Larz Anderson Auto Museum is the oldest automobile collection in the U.S. As you would expect it is home to an impressive collection of vintage cars from the first half of the 20th Century. Exhibits
  Amusements   Norwood, MA
Launch Trampoline Park in Norwood, MA will give you an adrenaline rush, you can jump and bounce off on the trampoline courts, and there are no age restrictions, so any one can join in the fun. You are free to
  Tours   Lexington, MA
The Liberty Ride takes visitors on a 90 minute trolley tour of many historically important sites in the Lexington area. This tour will be of interest to anyone who likes to learn about Revolutionary War era America
  Adventures & Sports   Lincoln, NH
The Aerial Forest Adventure Park is an exciting new attraction at the Loon Mountain ski resort in New Hampshire. It features five different aerial courses that include zip lines, ladders, trapeze bridges, chain
  Beaches & Lakes   Wellfleet, MA
Marconi Beach is a beautiful beach that is part of the Cape Code National Seashore in Massachusetts. Located approximately 2 hours away from Boston by car, the beach is named after famous Italian inventor Guglielmo
  Farms & Orchards   Ipswich, MA
Marini Farm is a family-friendly farm attraction in Ipswich, Massachusetts, which is about 30 miles north of Boston. In addition to selling fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the warmer months, this family-owned
  Libraries & Bookstores   Boston, MA
Mary Baker Eddy was an American author, poet, and religious leader. The library was founded as a tribute to her, an empowered woman of the 19th century. The library is housed in the same building as The Christian
  Boating & Sailing   Plymouth, MA
Mayflower II is a replica and is very authentic replica of the 17th-century ship "Mayflower" that Pilgrims sailed to the New World. The Mayflower II is located in Plymouth, on Water Street. The Mayflower II was
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
Metropolitan Water Works Museum is a historic and one of the earliest water pumping stations in the US, constructed in 1887 it pumped the water for Boston until 1970s. The museum houses historic steam pumping
  Parks & Nature   Plymouth, MA
Designed and opened to mark the turn of the new millennium, Plymouth's tranquil Millennium Garden is within the grounds of the Plymouth Creek Center. This is a beautiful area to take a bit of time out and it makes
  Parks & Nature   Arlington, MA
Minuteman Bikeway/trail is one of the nicest amenities in Cambridge, Arlington and Lexington. It is a 10-11 miles historic paved path, rail trail that takes you along a scenic trip from Arlington, through Lexington
  Landmarks & History   Concord, MA
The first skirmishes of the Revolutionary War took place on April 19, 1775 in the area covered by The Minuteman National Historical Park. Here, fights at North Bridge and Lexington Common announced the start of
  Museums & Science   Cambridge, MA
Displays showcasing innovations in science and technology, holograms, robotics, machines, and history of the university are some of the things that you can explore while visiting MIT Museum. The museum was initially
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
The Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) is an elegant and impressive space filled with captivating masterpieces from around the world. The museum offers several hands-on art and drop-in programs for families and children
  Beaches & Lakes   Nahant, MA
Nahant Beach Reservation is a popular recreation area known for its beautiful Atlantic coastline. It offers numerous outdoor activities for families in the Boston area, including swimming, hiking, cycling, and
  Beaches & Lakes   Hull, MA
Nantasket Beach is a popular beach located within the Nantasket Beach Reservation in Hull, Massachusetts. It offers families a wide range of activities, including swimming, boating, fishing, and cycling. If you're
  Beaches & Lakes   Nantucket, MA
Nantucket is a popular island tourist destination south of Cape Cod in Massachusetts. Each summer, the island's population increases dramatically due to the thousands of seasonal residents and tourists who come
  Beaches & Lakes
Nauset Beach is a popular public beach in Orleans, Massachusetts, which is located just 2 hours away from Boston on Cape Cod. This beautiful 10-mile stretch of sandy beaches is known for its gorgeous vistas, especially
  Museums & Science   Windsor Locks, CT
The New England Air Museum will engage you with their high quality exhibits while learning about the history of aircraft, the people who made them, and the history that air travel holds. There are lots of fun
  Zoos & Aquariums   Boston, MA
The New England Aquarium in Boston is located on Boston's scenic waterfront. Colorful & educational exhibits feature more than 8,000 aquatic creatures, including 2 seal habitats and the playful penguin pool
  Landmarks & History   Boston, MA
Boston's Old North Church was the scene of a pivotal moment in early American history. Here Robert Newman gave the famous signal by lanterns, "One if by land, and two, if by sea" to tell Paul Revere of the approach
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
The Old State House is a historical building located in Boston at 300 West Markham, sited between the Double Tree and Peabody Hotels. The Old State House is now called as Boston's Revolutionary Museum. This Old
  Landmarks & History   Boston, MA
Visit the Old state house museum in Boston, historic building of the 18th century that has a significant place in the history and American Revolution for many reasons. The old state house had many uses in the
  Landmarks & History   Concord, MA
The Orchard House belonged to the Alcott's family and this where Louisa May Alcott wrote the classic literary novel Little Women. The novel is loosely based on Louisa and her sisters' lives. Louisa's father, Amos
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
The Paul Revere House is the oldest standing private home in Boston and once belonged to Paul Revere. It is a small museum comprised of rooms decorated in authentic colonial style. Although your visit will
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
This unique museum is located at Massachusetts General Hospital, is named after Paul S. Russell, a pioneer in the field of transplant surgery. The nearly-8,000-square-foot space includes two floors of galleries
  Museums & Science   Salem, MA
Spend the afternoon appreciating art from different cultures, visiting the Yin Yu Tang house, enjoying the silence at the Atrium, or having a quick snack at the museum's cafeteria. The museum started from the
  Museums & Science   Cambridge, MA
Visit one of the oldest and largest anthropological museum in the world located at Harvard University. The Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology holds a vast collection of rare historical finds from the
  Farms & Orchards
Brought to you by, this site provides listings of area farmstands, orchards, nurserys, 'pick your own' stops, and Christmas tree resources. It's your gateway to Massgrown farm products, specialty foods
  Landmarks & History   Provincetown, MA
Pilgrim monument is the tallest granite structure in the US and commemorates the landing of May flower ship in Provincetown, Massachusetts in 1620. Visitors can have a heavy work out by climbing to the top of
  Museums & Science   Plymouth, MA
Plimoth Plantation is 3 miles south of downtown Plymouth. It is a living museum in Plymouth Massachusetts, USA. This living history museum portrays the life of Native Americans in early-17th century and the life
  Beaches & Lakes   Newburyport, MA
Plum Island is an island off the coast of Massachusetts that is about an hour's drive north of Boston. This beautiful 11-mile long barrier island near the city of Newburyport is best known for its gorgeous beaches
  Adventures & Sports   Hudson, MA
The name of the game is “Escape Room”, where a team of people signs up to enter a themed room, and must find clues and solve puzzles to complete a given mission and find the key to escape. Puzzlescape
  Landmarks & History   Boston, MA
Located in the heart of downtown Boston, Quincy Market is a favorite destination for both locals and tourists alike. For over 250 years, the marketplace has played an integral role in the life of Boston's residents
  Beaches & Lakes   Revere, MA
Revere Beach, which is located just a few miles north of Boston, is the oldest public beach in the United States. Since its establishment in 1896, the beach has been one of the most popular attractions in the
  Playgrounds & Pools   Boston, MA
Rings Fountain in Wharf Districts Park, Boston is a nice little spray park, where you can cool off in the hot Summer days. Rings fountain on the Green way is a popular place to be in the Summer for kids and teens
  Landmarks & History   Rockport, MA
Rockport is a small Massachusetts town located just 40 miles north of Boston on the tip of the Cape Ann peninsula. It is especially popular with tourists due the many outdoor activities it provides, including
  Amusements   Hudson, MA
Thought that roller rinks had died out when the 70's came to an end? Well think again because the Roller Kingdom are keeping the good times going with two locations in Massachusetts, one at Tyngsboro and the other
  Museums & Science   Salem, MA
The Salem Witch Museum attempts to bring to life the hysteria and madness of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 using a variety of different lighting techniques, life-size stage sets and more. Aside from the
  Museums & Science   Saugus, MA
The Saugus Iron Works is the birthplace of the American iron and steel industry. Now a national historic site visitors are welcome to come during the summer months and see waterwheels, hot forges, mills and homes
  Museums & Science   Lexington, MA
The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library is a unique experience for people of every age and interest—and a true discovery for anyone fascinated by Freemasonry and American history and culture. Take
  Amusements   Agawam, MA
The Six Flags near Springfield Massachusetts is the largest theme park in New England. It is home to a wealth of thrill rides, family and kids attractions and their Hurricane Harbor Water Park. There are plenty
  Landmarks & History   Concord, MA
Not to be confused with the slightly older Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in New York which itself is home to some famous figures, the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery of Concord, Massachusetts is worth a visit particularly if
  Beaches & Lakes   Boston, MA
Spectacle Island is a beautiful 105-acre island located just a few miles away from downtown Boston in Boston Harbor. It is a part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, and can be reached by ferry
  Museums & Science   Weston, MA
This Museum exhibits various collections of stamps for the entertainment and education of the public. It is driven by the belief of its namesake Francis Cardinal Spellman, that stamps both record and define the
  Parks & Nature   Gloucester, MA
The Park consists of Half Moon and Cressy's beaches. Half Moon is a lovely small beach ideal for families with children. Cressy's Beach is a rocky, more natural beach - a great spot for hunting for sea glass
  Adventures & Sports   Warren, VT
Sugarbush Resort is a popular ski resort located in Vermont. One of the largest four-season resorts in New England, it features dozens of thrilling skiing and snowboarding trails, as well as other fun winter activities
  Tours   Boston, MA
Super Duck Tours offer a few novel ways to see the sights of the city of Boston. On their narrated tours you will learn about Boston's history and its proud culture. Super Duck Tours take you by sea and by land
  Tours   Boston, MA
The Swan Boat Rides have been a fixture of the Boston Public Gardens for over 130 years. They appear just as the weather begins to brighten up every spring and are one of the city's trademark tourist attractions
  Libraries & Bookstores   Dedham, MA
Owned by children’s book illustrator and author Peter H. Reynolds (Judy Moody, The Dot), this book/toy store has a top selection, plus occasional story hours and special events. This is a unique little shop
  Zoos & Aquariums   Westford, MA
The Butterfly Place is an indoor butterfly garden located in Westford, Massachusetts, which is just 35 miles outside of Boston. This popular attraction allows visitors to see dozens of butterflies up close in
  Museums & Science   North Easton, MA
Children's museum in Easton offers cultural and educational learning with hands-on interactive activities for kids in the age group of 1-8. The children's museum was founded in 1986, and is located in the historic
  Landmarks & History   Boston, MA
The Freedom Trail in Boston is a 2.5-mile, brick-lined route that leads you to 16 historic sites. Explore museums and meeting houses, churches, and burial grounds. Discover the rich history of Boston and the American
  Tours   Cambridge, MA
The Hahvahd Tour is a great way to learn about what is arguably the world's most famous university. The tours are led by actual Harvard students who will explain about the college's history and what is going on
  Theater & Performance   Boston, MA
The Edward A. Hatch Memorial Shell is an outdoor music venue located on the Charles River Esplanade in Boston. The shell was first constructed as a wooden temporary space to provide a stage for the Boston Pops
  Landmarks & History   Salem, MA
The House of The Seven Gables was built in 1668 by Salem sea captain John Turner. The name of the place may ring a bell as this place was made famous by author Nathaniel Hawthorne who wrote a book with the same
  Amusements   Boston, MA
The Lawn On D is a wonderful park and playground for children and adults near the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, the park is really popular because of installations of innovative and environmental friendly
  Museums & Science   Boston, MA
The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a museum dedicated to the life and writings of Mary Baker Eddy the founder of the Christian Science religion who was also an author and a poet. Aside from a number of exhibits, programs
  Museums & Science   North Andover, MA
The technology of printing has changed immensely over the years. Printing used to be in the form of hand-setting, to using heavy machineries, and then to digital and computerized prints. The 25,000 square feet
  Museums & Science   Concord, MA
Sitting near the banks of the Concord River; The Old Manse is a house built in 1770 which has seen a great deal. The very first shots of the Revolutionary War were fired not far from here and on April 19th 1775
  Landmarks & History   Concord, MA
The North Bridge, often called the Old North Bridge. It is a historical place in the Concord. This bridge and the sites nearby it are now part of the Minute Man National Historic Park of the National Park Service
  Adventures & Sports   Stowe, VT
The Trapp Family Lodge is a unique European-style resort in Stowe, Vermont that is owned by the Trapp family, who are best known as the family portrayed in the film The Sound of Music. After leaving Austria, the
  Museums & Science
Old Ironsides is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. A tour of this 200-year-old ship may give your little landlubber a chance to get his sea legs. Experience 19th-century sleeping quarters
  Parks & Nature   Concord, MA
Henry David Thoreau, the father of the conservationist movement called Walden Pond his home from July 1845 to September 1847. It was the natural beauty of the surrounding environment that encouraged Thoreau to
  Amusements   Portsmouth, NH
Water Country in Portsmouth, New Hampshire is one of New England's largest water parks. It packs in a ton of rides for all ages into its 26 acre site. If your kids like slides then they won't be disappointed
Water Wizz is one of the major water amusement parks in Massachusetts. It is chock full of fun rides and attractions for a range of ages. The park also offers it services to groups at a discounted rate; reservations
  Museums & Science   Sudbury, MA
The Wayside Inn is the oldest operating inn in the United States. The property was built in 1707 and was successfully managed by the Howe family for many years. The property passed into the hands of Henry Ford
  Museums & Science   Wenham, MA
The Wenham Museum is dedicated to child and family life in New England and has been open since the early 1920's. They collect and exhibit objects and artifacts that give an insight into life in their area of the
  Beaches & Lakes   Gloucester, MA
Wingaersheek Beach is a family-friendly beach with white sands, crystal clear waters, and huge rocks in the water that you can climb around at low tide. The sandbar goes out very far at low tide and the water
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