For the last year the husband, in particular, has been excitedly awaiting our trip to Boston and Salem and the time has finally arrived for us to go! We’re jetting off with our son to the east coast a celebrate one of our favorite seasons of all time and what better way to do so than to go where it all began.
Our first stop is in Boston where we will be spending a couple of days before getting on the road to Salem. After a couple of days in Salem we then head to Martha’s Vineyard where we’ll conclude our trip before heading back to Boston to fly home.
TIP: One way we saved a few dollars here and there was through Boston’s Go PASS. Knowing we were only spending a couple of days in Boston we knew we would only be able to visit a couple of attractions. By purchasing a Go PASS we were able to save 20% off of tickets and have the option to skip lines, which is a huge perk when traveling with a toddler with ASD.
Knowing our time in the Boston area will be likely rainy, cloudy, and cold we are selecting attractions that are indoors, child-friendly, and still allow us to take the city and festivities in. Here’s a peek at our week in New England!
Boston Children’s Museum
When researching family-friendly things to do in Boston, and also anticipating the weather, the Boston Children’s Museum is among the most popular choice by fellow traveling parents. It boasts being one of the largest children’s museums in the world offering a large variety of exhibitions and engaging hands-on experiences on its sprawling three floors.
I love a good children’s museum and I have to say that I am very much looking forward to our visit! Plus it provides a great reprieve from the impending cold and wet weather. With our Go PASS we can skip the lines and just present our card conveniently on our app.
New England Aquarium
Another experience I am also looking forward to on our trip to Boston is the New England Aquarium! Greyson absolutely loves visiting our local aquarium in La Jolla and even on our trip up to Monterrey we just had to make a stop and visit. With that said, I was excited to see that the aquarium was included as a choice for our Boston Go PASS and allowed us an additional experience in the event the weather kept us from exploring outside.
Boston Common & Public Garden
Aside from walking the hustle and bustle of downtown Boston, I am looking forward to enjoying the crisp fall weather by paying Boston Common a visit. It’s known as America’s oldest public park and is home to a variety of historic sites. Another location I’d love to see is the public garden where “Make Way for Ducklings” got its inspiration. It looks like a beautiful stop and an easy way to enjoy an afternoon – weather permitting, of course.
Making the most of two days
Anytime we travel it’s all about making certain arrangements ahead of time and others just being allowed to happen as they do. I love venturing to familiar and new places alike because there’s always something new to uncover. We’re planning to make the most of the two days we have in Boston, both on the front and back end of our trip. I can’t wait to explore – even in the rain – and enjoy what Boston in October has to offer!