Family Life in BostonDecember 10, 2011
Boston is a great city for couples with children, offering a variety of rich, cultural and athletic activities for the whole family to enjoy. Parents are never at a loss, no matter what the season, for what to do to entertain and occupy their children. The City of Boston is so compact and easy to get around, it makes it easier for parents to maneuver and get to/from activities without becoming stressed. Boston luxury condos are located in a variety of Boston neighborhoods, so it’s only a matter of deciding what activities you want to live closest to.
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Depending on the children’s ages and their level of interest, the cultural life is absolutely jam-packed with activities. It’s just a matter of agreeing on what to do! The Children’s Museum and the Museum of Science are both extremely fun and offer many interactive programs, ranging from basic science and everyday skills to hard-core science lessons. Then catch a movie at the Omni Theater on a five story tall IMAX dome screen.
For artistically inclined children, The Museum of Fine Arts has special programs during the week to introduce them to the world of painting and sculpture. Interested in marine life? Take your children to the world famous aquarium on the Waterfront filled with enormous, interactive fish tanks. Or visit the Boston Common and ice skate on the frog pond during the winter months.
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In the summer, want to go whale watching or learn how to sail? Community Boating on the Charles River or Courageous Sailing in Charlestown are great programs and highly recommended. Additionally, many towns offer ongoing programs like tennis, swimming, various hockey and junior baseball leagues. No matter which Boston neighborhood you call home, all of these programs are within walking distance of your Boston luxury condo, whether you’re living in the Back Bay, Beacon Hill, South End, Charlestown, or the Waterfront.
All of these organizations offer exciting holiday and summer programs for children of all ages. Having raised two children in the city, I can speak from experience about how rich a child’s life can be living in Boston and being introduced to all of these wonderful cultural and enriching activities.
What is your favorite Boston holiday activity?