We will be arriving in Boston around 4:00 on Sunday 7/25. We're staying at the Omni Parker House. There are 5 adults and 3 kids, ages 6,9, and 14.
Here's a rough itinerary as of right now.
Sunday: Since we will be arriving late, I think we will just head to Faneuil Hall, have dinner, and walk around. A few questions about this--
1. Any suggestions about where to eat with kids? Durgin Park?
2. I know there are stores such as Ann Taylor, Build A Bear, etc. in this area. Are there also places where the kids can get trinkets/souvenirs?
3. Any suggestions for other evening activities such as a cruise or nice outdoor area near the water that are appropriate for kids? I know Philly has a history-themed mini golf. Is there anything like this?
boys--tour Fenway Park (Do you think they will easily be able to get in a tour if they arrive about 1/2 hour before, or do they fill up quickly? There isn't a game scheduled for that day.)
Tuesday--morning--Whale Watch tour for 1/2 of us; John Adams tour for 3 of the adults. Any suggestions for which company to choose for the whale watch tour? Also, my brother just heard about this John Adams tour--does anyone have any info on it?
afternoon--2nd half of Freedom Trail--Paul Revere's house/USS Constitution.
evening--North End or Fan. Hall for dinner. Any kid-friendly suggestions once again?
Wednesday--will be checking out. My mother and brother are Kennedy buffs. Do you think the JFK Library is worthwhile? How about his childhood home in Brookline? We thought about stopping at these places on the way home.
A few other things--any sit-down breakfast suggestions for around our hotel? Also, I'm sure some of you will suggest doing the Children's museum, science museum, or aquarium for the kids.While I'm sure these are fabulous, I'd rather not visit them when we are so short on time.
Thanks in advance for your help!