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Boston, the capital of Massachusetts, is this
metropolitan area's cultural and economic center. For years it has been
an attractive destination for tourists and newcomers from
different parts of the world. Good life quality, highly-rated education, and
job opportunities are only some of the reasons that make Boston the sixth most
populous city in the U.S.
If you and your family
have moved to Boston recently, you
need time to adjust and make the new city feel like home. Your kids certainly
need some entertainment, and you're the lucky ones to come to Boston in the
fall. Here is our list of bucket list activities for families you
should not miss in Boston in the fall.
Go Apple Picking
There is no place where the beginning of fall
is present more than in an orchard. And if you are in Boston, you know
that the apple picking season is on its way. Take your family
to one of the great Boston orchards and have a fantastic time collecting your
apples. Then, take them home and try your kids' favorite recipes with juicy
ripe apples. Most orchards that allow you to pick your own apples also have many
fun activities that your children will adore.
Let the whole family have some fun
Visit Boston Children's Museum
Boston Children's Museum is an ideal place
where your kids can both have fun and learn something new. Your
kids will enjoy exploring the various exhibits focusing on culture, science,
arts, and many other topics. Since this museum is constructed mainly for
children, it contains appropriate and engaging child-friendly content. The
three-story building offers interactive attractions: A huge
climbing construction will take kids from one level to another. They can work
with real tools, fly a plane, operate cranes, or drive a truck. An enjoyable
experience indeed, so they'll want to come back.
Don't Miss the Playgrounds
There is no better place for
the whole family to have some everyday relaxing and fun time than a children's playground.
Parents can enjoy the nice fall weather and small talk with their friends while
children enjoy the fresh air running,
climbing, and playing. Moreover,
since winter and low temperatures are
coming, you’ll want to use every moment
to savor the nice weather and play outside with your family.
Luckily, Boston and its
surrounding areas have numerous playgrounds with all
the necessary props- from slides, swings, and seesaws to climbing structures,
sand, and of course, sprinklers. And the most important thing is parents do not
have to worry about the safety of the youngest family members. Many playgrounds
have rubber flooring and parts specially made for the safe playing of
the little ones.
Kids love physical activity
a tour of the Boston Zoo
A day at the zoo has something for everyone.
Franklin Park Zoo in Boston has a great variety of animals, from lions,
elephants, and giraffes, to the more exotic animals you or
your kids may never have seen before. It is one of the oldest zoos ever
opened in the U.S.
The zoo is also an excellent place to
organize birthday parties or other family celebrations. With a massive
playground within its gates, Franklin Park Zoo is a place where the whole
family can get a full day's excitement.
and play at the Sunflower Field
Sunflower Field at Hanson's
Farm in Framingham is a popular and exciting place on a bucket list of
family activities in the fall season. You can enjoy the beauty of nature hidden
among the sunflowers. What's more, you and your family can take part in finding
the way out of the funny yet challenging maze. And, if you liked the maze
adventure at the Sunflower Field (open August-September), you can try similar
attractions in other areas near Boston.
In addition to pick-your-own apples, Hanson's
Farm also offers the famous Corn Maze and Hayride (September –
outdoors in the Boston Public Garden
Boston is a city that has
amazing outdoor settings. In fact, they are so wonderful that you might soon
start making a budget for moving to Massachusetts if you aren't already living
here. And if you are already making a list of expenses to plan for, then you can add a one-day tour of the Boston Public
Garden to it, even though all you might have to spend money on will be public
Even if you are on a short
visit to the capital city, don't miss the chance to spend some time in the beautiful
Boston Public Garden. This is the place where the city's residents find their
getaway daily. On the Boston Public Garden territory, you will find the
best-preserved and oldest parks in the whole city of Boston. You
can sit and relax or take a walk along the vast green space. And, your kids can
roam around and explore this unique public garden.
always a good time for a picnic
This can be a significant
activity for the families who have come to live in a big city from a smaller place. Kids that are used to playing
in nature and enjoying outdoor activities can feel trapped in the concrete
chaos of traffic and crowd. Having a picnic in one of the green spaces
in Boston will allow them to enjoy their beloved nature even in the
big city environment. And if you are more of a camping-trip family, you can
easily find the excellent campgrounds near Boston that are
especially created to be kid-friendly.
8. Don't miss the
Finally, we cannot finish off the
Boston fall bucket list activities for families without at least several
Halloween events. Fall Pumpkin Float at Frog Pond, numerous festivals, and
children-focused activities will be an excellent way to spend another nice
family day in Boston.