Spring Break 2024: 31 Fun Things To Do in Boston

The fun activities in Boston for Spring break 2024 will reach mythic proportions! Dragons and Mythical Creatures photo courtesy of the Roger Williams Park Zoo
The fun activities in Boston for Spring break 2024 will reach mythic proportions! Dragons and Mythical Creatures photo courtesy of the Roger Williams Park Zoo
4/11/24 - By Kip Wilson Rechea

Spring Break 2024 is full of exciting possibilities for kids in Boston—no plane tickets required! April vacation lets you enjoy spring weather with tons of fun activities between Saturday, April 13th and Sunday, April 21, 2024 just for kids. Check out our full list of things to do with kids during spring break in Boston.

Take a look at our Top Attractions in Boston - Best Things to See and Do with Kids for some great family-friendly options in and around Boston. Be sure to check out our guide to Free Museums near Boston To Visit with Kids for helpful hints on the best times to visit area attractions. If you plan to venture from Boston for April vacation week, our family travel guide has you covered. And subscribe to our newsletter for stories like this delivered straight to your inbox.


Spring Break 2024 - Things To Do in Boston and Cambridge

1. Enjoy Elmo and friends at Sesame Street Live! Say Hello at the Colonial Theatre.

2. Check out fun "Spring Carnival" Events for the family at Launch—the epic trampoline park with locations in Woburn, Westboro, Framingham, and Norwood!

3. Head over to the USS Constitution Museum for the Kite Festival.

4. Indulge in a Cambridge staycation on the Charles at the Marlowe Hotel, enjoying scooters, family game night, and even in-house babysitting.

5. Grab tickets for a Blue Man Group afternoon or evening show at the Charles Playhouse.

Image of Boston Marathon spectators - Spring Break 2024 in Boston 
Spectators Watching the Boston Marathon at the Harvard Bridge. Photo by Kevin Klein, via the Massachusetts Office Of Travel Tourism.

6. Cheer on the world-class athletes (and the non-world-class ones) participating in the Boston Marathon

7. Explore ancient history at Harvard's Mediterranean Marketplaces exhibit.

8. Take the running and jumping inside and visit one of these indoor play spaces.

9. Take a 90-minute chocolate tour of Harvard Square.

10. You may not be ready to plunge into the water yet, but you can still visit ocean life at the New England Aquarium. Make sure to swing by the touch tank for added fun!

11. Party for the Planet and all its fabulous animals at the Franklin Park Zoo.

12. Enjoy day after day of fun with April Vacation Week at the Boston Nature Center.

13. Hop on a boat and hit the water for a day of whale watching.

14. It's not springtime without a visit with baby farm animals! Pay a visit to a local farm to pet and feed the residents. 
Image of Swan Boats - Boston Spring Break 2024 
Head out for a spin on the Swan Boats this Spring break 2024 in Boston. Photo courtesy of the Massachusetts Office Of Travel Tourism, via Flickr.

15. Head over to the Public Garden for the return of the Swan Boats.

16. Navigate a laser maze, conquer a climbing wall, and design and build spaceships at the Legoland Discovery Center

17. Buy some peanuts and cracker jacks and watch your little slugger run around the bases at Fenway Park.

Spring Break 2024 - Things To Do near Boston

18. Search for ghosts and learn the secrets of Salem on a kids walking tour. 

19. Get the ultimate fun experience at Apex in Marlboro with a day of ropes courses, laser guns, go-karts, and more!

20. The Sheepshearing Festival is baa-ck with 100 vendors and artists, sheepshearing demonstrations, wagon rides, and more at Gore Place.

21. Take a ride to the Roger Williams Zoo and come face to face with Dragons and Mythical Creatures.

22. Calling all animal lovers: Sign up for the Southwick Zoo's Spring Wild Adventure program and spend the day playing games, crafting, and even meeting some animals up close!

23. Or maybe chill out with one more winter fun day and go for a spin at an indoor ice skating rink

Image of Scooby Doo Escapology attraction - Spring Break 2024 
No mystery: Tewksbury's Escapology is great for Spring break fun!  Photo courtesy of Escapology

24. Test your mystery-solving skills in the Scooby-Doo escape room at Tewksbury's Escapology.

25. Just because it's not summer doesn't mean you can't hit the beach. Grab some pails and shovels (and maybe a jacket!) and build some sandcastles and collect shells.

26. It may not be warm enough for a dip in an outdoor pool, but you can still make a splash inside at one of these great indoor water parks

27. Head to Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm for some farming and nature exploration.

28. Bask in the warmer weather and take the family for an outdoor meal at one of these great restaurants

29. Pack up the car with kids and snacks and roll out for a day trip!

30. Spring break is the perfect time to dust off the hiking boots and get vertical with a family hike

31. Become an Arctic Explorer (or a paleontologist, or an astronomer) at the Museum of Science.