Looking to take your family on a mini vacation? Here are some inexpensive, fun, family activities to do in this week’s city spotlight, Boston!

1. Boston Duck Tour

Get a real taste of Boston on the famous Boston Duck Tour. Ride around the city in a unique World War II style landing vehicle and hear about the city’s history. Then, sit back while the road vehicle turns into a boat and take a ride on the Charles River! Tickets and information here: Image

2. Boston Public Library

Take a walk through the historic BPL and check out art exhibits, books, murals, and more!


3. Cookies at Top of the Hub

Take a ride up to the 52nd floor of Boston’s Prudential Center to the beautiful restaurant with the best view in town, Top of the Hub. Head here in the afternoon around 2 or 3 and order the cookie platter–they will not disappoint!


4. Pastries and Gelato in the North End

The North End is Boston’s “Little Italy.” The oldest section of the city, it offers incredible Italian restaurants. Walk around for an authentic Boston vibe and treat the kids (and yourself) to delicious pastries and gelato!


5. Boston Children’s Museum

This museum is one of a kind and fun for the whole family. Spend time learning, experimenting, and having a great time with the kids!


6. Boston Commons

Boston Commons is Boston’s beautiful park located in the middle of the city. In the spring and summer time, head here with the family to see the animals and beautiful trees and flowers!


7. Fenway Park

Got any baseball fans? Fenway Park is the place to be! Cheap tickets to Red Sox games are always available, as well as tours of the ballpark. Check it out!


8. New England Aquarium Seals

One unique thing about the aquarium is the seal exhibit–it’s outside! Head over at night to see the seals swimming around and playing. This is a great experience for the whole family and completely free!