Winter Vacation Week in and Around Boston

While some families head out to the snow to get in some skiing and riding, others are running towards the sun.  The rest of us are settling in right at home, taking a break from the routine and staying home to enjoy what is going on in Boston.  If you are in town, here are some of the activities and outings you can enjoy for winter vacation week.

Hotels Pools and More

Find a hotel with a pool to enjoy this winter vacation week.  The Royal Sonesta has a large pool that is great for families.  The Langham hotel has a swanky small pool next to the spa and their famous Chocolate Bar.  The Charles Hotel pool is small but usually nice and warm.  The Revere Hotel has a nice rooftop pool with large lounge chairs.  Many Boston area hotels have pools.  Just be sure to check that they are open before you make a reservation.  Some pools may closed for maintenance and a few of the hotels only have outdoor pools which are open during the summer.

Checking out some tools at the Museum of Science in Boston.

For families with little toddlers, a visit to the local libraries is always fun and free.  The Boston Public Library (main branch) is an impressive place to visit and they have a wonderful children’s section.  The Cambridge Public Library (main branch) is also a wonderful space to relax and read with your little one.  Winter vacation week doesn’t need to be packed full of expensive outings especially when the kids are little.  Heading out into Boston for a day or so and having family time together is plenty. The Boston Children’s Museum has a fabulous room for children five and under.  It is a great place to take the little ones for an afternoon.  There is even a table in the kitchen where you can feed them lunch or snack.  The Museum of Science also offers a young children’s room that is designated or babies and tykes.  If you want to head out of the city a bit The Discovery Museums in Acton is also geared towards the younger children.

Isabelle skiing and pulling her baby cousin in the pulk.

We also like to stop in at local toy stores.  Magic Beans and Henry Bear’s Park are two of our favourites.  They children can play at the train table and parents can browse the store as well.  When the kids were little an outing to the local toy store was a must on an average weekend as well as for some winter vacation week fun.

Henry making giant bubbles at the Children’s Museum in Boston.

February Vacation Week 2018

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If you missed our Facebook Live from the Royal Sonesta Boston all about February Vacation options in the area, you can catch up here.  Masshole Mommy and I had a blast sharing all the Winter Break Fun.

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