Traveling with teens is not the easiest of things. There is no saying what they will find "boring" and what will be "cool". Keeping teenagers entertained while on a family trip can be quite a challenge. Luckily for you, Boston has a host of attractions, activities, and experiences that will appeal to both teens and adults.
Catch a game at the Fenway Park
Head over to Fenway Park to catch a game. Called America's favorite ballpark, Fenway Park is home to Boston's beloved Red Sox, who have won several World Series titles. Having oodles of old fashioned charm, the Fenway features the iconic Green Monster left field wall. Enjoy a tour of the park and learn about its illustrious history. Don't miss the Cookie Monstah ice-cream truck and try the Green Monstah ice-cream sandwich.
Embark on a kayaking adventure
Fancy some fun on the water? Make a splash and make some memories with a kayaking adventure on River Charles. Spectacular views of Boston and Cambridge skylines on both sides of the river are an added bonus of this activity. You can even enjoy a relaxing sunset on the river with a sunset tour offered by Paddle Boston.
Lose yourself in the aquatic world of The New England Aquarium
The New England Aquarium is located right on Boston's downtown waterfront and is a landmark location. If you visit during the feeding and cleaning times, and if you're lucky, you can witness the fun spectacle of fish or penguins being fed. The aquarium hosts exhilarating whale-watching tours from March to November, and also has interactive rotating exhibits all year round.
Take in scenic views of Boston from the Skywalk Observatory
The Skywalk Observatory is a majestic vantage point that boasts scenic 360-degree views of Boston. The Observatory also offers audio tours in different languages about the city's historical and cultural highlights. And once you've had your fill of the views and the history, you can head down to the Prudential Center for some of the best retail therapy in the city.
Spend an afternoon at the MIT Museum
Teenagers looking for an engaging and enlightening experience will love a visit to the MIT Museum. With several rotating exhibitions on display and a permanent collection of holograms, time will surely fly by. You can easily access the MIT via the city's red line. The Kendall Square area, where the museum is located, also has a host of popular lunch spots where you can spend the afternoon indulging in diverse culinary experiences with your family.
Evening Fun at Lawn On D
One of Boston's most Instagrammed attractions, Lawn On D is a favorite among teenagers. Located in the city's tech hub, this park hosts many live events and community activities. Adorned with a whole set of tire shaped swings, this park is guaranteed to be a hit with the teens.
Take a bike ride through the city
Exploring Boston on a bike is one of the most fun ways to spend time with family. You can cover the scenic route around Charles River or explore the different neighborhoods. Take the hop-on-hop-off Blue Bikes from one of the 130 stations around Boston and spend a pleasant evening exploring the city.
Family bonding with escape room experiences
Bond with your family with one of Boston's many escape room experiences. You will have to work together as a team to break out of the rooms by being resourceful and solving a myriad of challenging puzzles. Put on your thinking caps - a thrilling adventure awaits.
Enjoy a lazy day at the Quincy Market
Also known as Faneuil Hall Marketplace, the Quincy Market was built as Boston's first market. The building boasts Roman-style Doric columns and a large copper-covered central dome. The market houses dozens of shops, restaurants, food stands, pushcarts, and street artists. Shop at the various stores in the market or enjoy the performance of a street musician while you grab a bite on one of the benches located right outside.