Off the Beaten Path in Boston

By The Flying Pinto

Guest Post: Off the Beaten Path in Boston

I’m pleased to introduce Wandering Off’s very first guest post! Sara Keagle writes an outstanding blog called The Flying Pinto, which focuses on her adventures as a flight attendant. Today, she’s sharing her tips on visitng Boston with kids, and she definitely knows her stuff. In fact, she used to serve as a Boston tour guide! Be sure to check out her blog and follow her on Twitter (@theflyingpinto).

When planning a trip to Boston, Massachusetts with kids, there are of course the obvious activities–the Tea Party Ship, the Children’s Museum, and Boston’s fabulous New England Aquarium–but what I would like to offer are some choices slightly off the beaten trail.

Boston is a great walking city, but, with kids in tow, I recommend jumping on a sightseeing trolley. As a former Tour Guide, I can tell you the trolleys offer an overview of the city, a rich history lesson and the opportunity to jump on and off at all the major attractions. The “T” is a terrific and affordable way to get around for the remainder of your trip. I do not recommend renting a car as the parking is expensive (the hotels do not own any of the parking lots) and Boston is an extremely stressful city to drive around. Here are some hidden treasures off my must-see list:

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  1. lisleman @ 2010-03-02 05:12

    with all your traveling you could play this little game I started my blog really well.
    come on over and check it out.
    Oh the Tall Ships were in Boston when I was there with my daughter once – great place.

  2. Joanna Jenkins @ 2010-03-02 05:49

    Even without kids, those places would be great to see. Thanks for the tips.
    Hope all's well with you Sarah!

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  4. Postcards and Coasters @ 2010-03-11 22:05

    How fun… I was a tour guide in D.C.

    We must enjoy a lot of the same things. 🙂

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