First off, thanks everyone for your contributions on this forum - whether resident advisor or fellow traveler - I have learned so much already from reading these posts.
My husband and I are heading from Ottawa to Boston in early Sept (week after Labour Day) - a road trip with our two sons, who will be around 9 months and nearly 3 years at that time. (Are we crazy??).
We plan to arrive in the Boston area Monday around lunch/early afternoon (Sept 8th) and leave Thurs (Sept 11th), probably around lunchtime. Most evenings we'll plan to have dinner around 5-5:30 so we can get back to our hotel and get the kids to bed. They are up early though so if there are things to do at 6 or 7am, I'm open to suggestions! LOL.
The only "must do" on our list is a game at Fenway on Weds afternoon at 1pm. Yes, I realize the kids might not last and that's ok. My husband will take in a full game (alone) Tues night, we just want to be able to experience the game a bit, the stadium, etc.
Other things on our "Would like to do" list include:
- The Children's Museum
- Duck Tour
- Boston Commons/Public Garden/Swan Boats
- Harvard Square
Things on our "Could do/Might be nice to do" list include:
- Museum of Science (we get in free to both the MOS and the Children's Museum thanks to reciprocal agreements with our local museums, since we are members, so it's ok if we only get here for an hour and then have to go)
- Boston Public Library (both hubby and I would like to see it, but obviously not much for the kids there so if it's really out of the way or a hassle to drop in, could give it a miss)
- Freedom Trail (have read about it, again, might be tricky with the kiddos?)
- A beach?
Any other ideas or thoughts on how to logically incorporate these things would be great. I was going to post about food but saw there was an AWESOME thread on that recently. I would like to plan out meals (roughly) in advance so it makes sense that we end up in the north end when we plan to eat in the north end, etc. I also want to try some local/NE faire (I'm embarrassed to admit I had to Google what a Cannoli is - I thought it was pasta!). Oh, and we are staying in Brookline near a subway stop. We are also very active and will have a double stroller for the kids, we are up for lots of walking etc. Possible to add in some of the scenic street walks (the kids might sleep in the stroller if we go for a walk after lunch...)