We are 30-something, visiting Boston for 12 days. We have a 9 month old boy with us as well.
We've seen the harbour and parks we have at home. We'll go the Harvard tour, Freedom trail and maybe some ghost tour we've been told about. Baseball isn't interesting this time. Other suggestions? Stores we should visit, outstanding restaurants or other things that we shouldn't miss out? Thanks!
The Museum of Science is outstanding for both kids and adults (though your son is a bit young for it). There are several rooms that are largely for adults; for me, the Mathematics room -- designed by Charles & Ray Eames decades ago -- is a real highlight every visit, a space that communicates the history and concepts of advanced math in fascinating ways.
The butterfly room, the special exhibitions, the crazy mirrors... it's all wonderful if you have any interest at all in science. We live in RI and are members, going whenever we're able. Do note that the parking garage is inadequate for the traffic they get on busy days; best to take the T if you can.
If you're interested in food and drink, there are many good options: Hungry Mother, Oleana, Sportello & Drink, Eastern Standard, and Toro are some of my favorites. There's now an excellent cocktail scene if you're into that. (I am.) almost 7 years ago
Thank you Chris for your quick answer. Of course my boy is to small. The other day we watched a T-Rex skeleton in New York while he was super fascinated about the lamps in the sealing.
I'm asking because sometimes these museums are more like funny experiments and facts for children, and I was afraid we would find it being a big playground.
How about Duck Tours? Is that mostly for kids, or would we like it? almost 7 years ago
I would definitely agree that the Museum of Science is great for adults as well as children if you are still in town. Dante at the Royal Sonesta Hotel is right around the corner from the museum and in addition to having great food, their deck provides spectacular views of the city looking back across the Charles River. almost 7 years ago
Scampo at the Liberty Hotel is an excellent dinner option as well just one T stop from the museum. It's located in a former jail that has been transformed in to a hotel. Towne in the Back Bay is owned by the same chef in the middle of some great shopping and only a couple blocks from the Boston Public Library in Copley Square. It's the nation's first public library and the architecture in the original entrance is phenomenal. almost 7 years ago