Don't miss out! Get the best events & activities in your inbox weekly...
Submit Event
View Newsletter

Boston Guides

Insider info and photo guides for Boston area venuesBoston Guides - Fun Things to do with Kids in Greater Boston

Top Boston Guides:

35 Fun Things to Do in Boston with Kids

Things to Do in Boston for Free

Things to Do in Boston with Kids - Hidden Gems

Things to Do in Boston

More Free Things to Do In Boston

Indoor Fun:

Boston Public Library - Copley Branch (hours, parking, tea)

Library Card Perks in Boston

Boston Bowling Alleys

Boston Rainy Day Activities

A Visit to The Patriots Hall of Fame at Patriot Place

How to Get to Gillette Stadium from Boston


Museums, Venues and Exhibit Guides  

Boston Museums

A Visit to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston

A Visit to the ICA Boston

Inside the Boston Children's Museum

Boston Children's Museum's Magnificent Playspace for Babies & Toddlers (0-3)

Guide to Free Admission for Kids at Boston area Museums

View Boston Observation Deck

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum

​​The American Heritage Museum | Collings Foundation

Adventure Hill Outdoor Park & Fun Things to Explore at Discovery Museum

USS Constitution Museum and Charlestown

Hammond Castle Museum

deCordova Sculpture Park & Museum


Outdoor Activities: 

General Outdoor Fun:

Outdoor Activities in Boston

Boston Daytrips

14 Boston Day Trips for Kids & Families to Explore

Things to Do in Providence with Kids

Visiting Storyland with Toddlers & Preschoolers

The Murals of Underground at Ink Block Boston

Exploring New England Botanic Garden at Tower Hill

Native Plant Trust: Garden in the Woods

Things to do in Boston Seaport

Boston Beer Gardens & Outdoor Gathering Spaces

Drive-In Movies Near Boston

Summer Movie Venues in Boston

Free Summer Concerts in Boston

Boston Festivals and Fairs

Boston area Spray Parks, Wading Pools and Fountains

Waterparks Near Boston

Best Places to Play Miniature Golf In the Boston Area

Farms & Petting Zoos within an Hour's Drive of Boston

Best things to do along Boston's Greenway

Fun Things to Do and See near the Boston Common

Zoos and Aquariums


Parks and Hikes: 

A Visit to Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

Hiking Wachusett Mountain

First Day Hikes Near Boston, MA

State Parks Near Boston

Martin's Park Boston Playground

World's End - local guide: photos, video, info

East Boston's Piers Park and the ICA Watershed


Fruit Picking & Farms / PYO:

Places to Pick your Own Strawberries Near Boston

Pumpkin Patches Near Boston

Where to Pick your own Blueberries in Massachusetts

Best Places to go Apple Picking Near Boston


Beach Day Trips:

Stage Fort Park in Gloucester, MA

Wingaersheek Beach - Photos, Tides, Parking, Info

Daytrip to Spectacle Island

Castle Island, Boston - Things to Do

Halibut Point State Park in Rockport, MA

The Crane Estate at Castle Hill

Best Beaches Near Boston

Family Fun in Ogunquit, Maine with Kids

Things to do in Boston Seaport

​​A Visit to Good Harbor Beach in Gloucester, MA

Day Trip to Provincetown from Boston

Things to do in Providence with Kids


College Corner:

Things to Do Near Tufts University

Things to Do near Northeastern University

Things to Do Near Boston University (BU)

Things to Do near Harvard University

​​Things to Do near MIT

Things to Do near Brandeis University

Things to Do near Boston College (BC)

Boston Colleges and Universities

Young Adults

40 Fun Things to do In Boston for Young Adults

Boston Bagel Shops

Boston-area Golf Simulators

Great Places to go Thrift Shopping in Boston

Popular Live Music Venues in Boston

Boston Rock Climbing Gyms

New Restaurants to Try In Boston 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Boston for Young Adults

Seasonal Fun


Summer Activities: 

Boston Summer

Boston's Best Ice Cream

Corn Mazes Near Boston

Boston Summer Camps Guide

Fireworks in Boston and MA Guide (dates, times & locations)


Winter Activities:

Skiing Near Boston (Photos, Tips, Guides)

Snow Tubing Near Boston

Ice Skating Boston - Outdoor Rinks

Ice Castles, NH

Cross Country Skiing Near Boston

Seasonal Family Fun - Holidays & Traditions



Patriots Day Boston Events & Activities

Juneteenth Events & Celebrations in Boston

Fireworks in Boston and MA Guide (dates, times & locations)

Pumpkin Festivals and Jack-O-Lantern Displays Near Boston

Thanksgiving Races, Fun Runs and Turkey Trots

Boston Holiday Lights Events and Celebrations


Things to do in Boston By Month:

Boston In 2023

January Events in Boston

February Events in Boston

March Events in Boston

Boston April Events

Boston May Events

June Events in Boston

July Events in Boston

August Events in Boston

September Events in Boston and Beyond

October Events in Boston

November Events in Boston

December Events in Boston: Holiday Lights & Shows

Food / Farmers Markets: 

Best Farmer's Markets in Boston

Boston Kid-friendly restaurants

Haymarket Boston: Boston's Weekend Outdoor Market

Boston Public Market - A Guide to What's Inside

Best Boston Dim Sum Restaurants

Great Outdoor Dining Spots in Boston for Social Distancing



Tours you can take to see Boston

Fun stops for kids on the Freedom Trail in Boston

Boston Whale Watching Season and Best Tours

Boston Customs House Observation Tower

photo credit: BostonCentral

Past Museum Exhibits

Writing the Future: Basquiat & the Hip Hop Generation Exhibit

Body Worlds: The Cycle of Life Exhibit

Imagine Van Gogh! The Original Immersive Exhibition: Boston

Love is Calling | Yayoi Kusama Exhibit: ICA Boston

Turner's Modern World at the MFA

Titian Poesies Gardner Museum Exhibit: Women, Myth & Power

More Fun and Misc. Guides:

Scavenger Hunt Lists for Kids

The Springbok Puzzle - Then and Now

Liberty Wooden Puzzles

BPL To-Go Program - How it Works, Pilot Branches and more…

Virtual Tours of Cool Places; Games, Learning & More: Social Distancing Activities

Visiting Boston Children's Museum during COVID-19

Weekly Newsletter!

For a weekly dose of fun things to do in Boston and beyond, sign up for our  newsletter!  Stay in the know!  It's no nonsense, helpful information for busy parents & families.  Join the ever-growing BostonCentral community and get the best events & activities in your inbox weekly.  You'll be glad you did.


Stacey Sao
Stacey Sao has been the Managing Director of the family-friendly events and activities website, BostonCentral for over 20 years.  She continues to enjoy discovering and exploring new places to visit in the Greater Boston area.