Boston is Massachusetts’ capital and largest city. Full of diverse neighborhoods, rich with history, the area is a popular destination spot. With fantastic public transport, and great sights to see, it’s easy to have a few days fly right past you if you’re not careful. Plan ahead and get the most out of your upcoming visit. Family time is special, and deserves the right amount of focus to truly enjoy.


At The Envoy Hotel, they offer great pricing on our luxury accommodations, with convenient access to many popular spots, including the waterfront and innovation district. However, not everything has to cost an arm and a leg. Here are seven awesome ideas for family fun without breaking the bank:

#1 – Head To The Park

Including over seven miles of green park area, Emerald Necklace Park stretches from downtown Boston into Brookline. Two notable spots from this area include Boston Common and Public Garden, as well as the Jamaica Pond. If the weather permits, you’ll have plenty of space for a lovely picnic or bike ride, or even sledding in the winter.

#2 – Walk The Waterfront

Since you’ll be staying so close at The Envoy Hotel, why not get the most out of the convenience? Nothing compares to an exciting stroll along the Harborwalk, which passes through some of Boston’s most historic neighborhoods. With many shops and restaurants along the path, you’ll have a lot to see and experience.

#3 – Visit The Children’s Museum

The Boston Children’s Museum should be on every family’s list when visiting. It ties together developing the imagination and joyful discovery experiences. While child-centered exhibits and programs change often, they’re all planned to be hands on, engaging, and interactive. Artistic, fun, and great for learning, this museum is a fantastic time for children and their families.

#4 – Summertime Beach Fun

One of the most historical stretches of sand in the area is Revere Beach, which happens to be America’s first public beach. Plan ahead for the right time of the season and you’ll be treated to sunshine and relaxing waves. There are also nice beach areas at Castle Island in South Boston, too.

#5 – The New England Aquarium

As one of Boston’s most popular tourist attractions, it’s going to be best to catch this one during the week if at all possible. The tickets are well worth the price of admission. The New England Aquarium makes for an awesome day of fish, fun, and fins. Buy your tickets ahead of time to avoid the long lines and make sure to visit the penguins.

To book your stay at The Envoy Hotel, check out their Special Offers page. Their packages include some of their best rates, making it easier to plan your stay in Boston. If you have any questions, you can give them a call at (617) 338-3030.