What Attractions in Boston Are Family-Friendly?


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As of 2015, family-friendly attractions in Boston include cruising the harbor on Codzilla, touring the city on a vintage trolley or taking a tour of Fenway Park. Another hit with the kids is riding on one of Boston's vintage carousels, like the one on the Rose Kennedy Greenway.

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Codzilla, sometimes referred to as the "terror of Boston Harbor," is a high-performance muscle boat with a 2,800-horsepower, twin turbo-charged engine. That engine allows the lightweight craft to make tight turns, usually soaking everyone on the back end. The boat’s super-charged sound system pipes out comic commentary and music from 30 on-board speakers. Painted vivid red with a toothy shark grin on the front, Codzilla sails from Long Wharf, near the New England Aquarium.

Boston Trolley Tours offers a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing experience, complete with narration. The Old Town Trolley route leads past Fenway Park, TD Garden and the Cruise Terminal, while the Beantown Trolley heads past the Museum of Fine Arts, Bay Village and the West End. Two different companies operate the trolleys, which require separate tickets.

A Boston Red Sox game at Fenway Park is family-friendly, as is a tour of the stadium. Official Fenway Park tour guides take you down to the field and let you see the stadium from the player's point of view. On non-game days, the 50-minute tour often takes guests to the dugout and even allows walks across the field.

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