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10 Best Summer Festivals for Boston Families

Summer is finally here and there’s no better time to get outside with the kids than right now. Whether you’re headed to the beach or going on a picnic, outdoor fun abounds during this season. And one of the best ways to soak it up is at Boston’s many summer festivals. The 10 listed here are all super kid-friendly and absolutely perfect for beautiful summer days.

Where to Have Mother's Day Brunch in Boston Without a Reservation

Going out for Mother’s Day brunch sounds like such a treat, but you may fear you’ve missed your chance if you didn’t make reservations weeks in advance. Not so. There are plenty of restaurants all over the Boston area welcoming walk-ins for breakfast and brunch on Mother’s Day. Some of them are even near a few of the spring festivals happening that Sunday, so you can stroll over after your meal to make a day of it. 

Where to Take Wonderful Wintertime Walks with Boston Kids

Boston winters can feel really long, especially when you and the kids have been cooped up inside too much. One of my favorite ways to shake off a case of cabin fever is to bundle up and head outside for a winter walk (another favorite is ice skating). Taking a stroll on the first snowy day is an annual tradition in my house—followed by a cup of hot cocoa, of course. We extend the winter walking season as long as we can, sometimes with the help of snow shoes, at these favorite winter walking destinations in the Boston area.

An Itinerary for Visiting Historic Concord with Kids

When you live somewhere for over 20 years, it can be easy to lose appreciation for your surroundings. We recently met up with a group of 8th graders from Richmond, VA, who were on a school trip to the Concord area and asked for their impressions as they visited historic sites in town.

Seeing the world from a 12 year old’s eyes can be enlightening!

Plus, we liked their itinerary - it was a good mixture of indoor and outdoor activities and covered many of the key sights for visitors trying to make the most of two days in town. Looking for more things to do in the area? Please see our 20 Things to do in Concord post.

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