My wife and I will be in Boston with our 10 year-old son from Aug 5 to Aug 8. We have a car and will head up to Maine from Boston. We are tentatively planning on staying in the Back Bay area, probably at the Colonnade Hotel or somewhere similar.
We want to attend a Red Sox game while in Boston and I was debating about an evening game or an afternoon game. Should I have any safety concerns about walking back to the Colonnade Hotel after an evening game? Are there any advantages for a 10-year-old to go to an afternoon game instead of evening game (for instance after the Reds' afternoon games, the kids are sometimes allowed to "run the bases"). My son is a Red Sox fan (thanks to one of his favorite teachers), so we want to pick up a hat and jersey. Where would be the best selection?
I thought we might also do the Duck Tour and look into whale watching.
Is there anything else going on in early August that we might not want to miss?