Year-Round Family-Friendly Activities in Boston

Feb 26, 2019

We have put together a list of fun, family-friendly activities in Boston. Don’t worry about driving or parking in the city, either – grab a C&J bus to South Station for a safe, affordable day trip into Boston.

Check out these great family-friendly activities that you can visit year-round that are minutes away from South Station.

Boston Children’s Museum

The Boston Children’s Museum is one of the most influential children’s museum in the world. The Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on learning through experience and playing as tools to spark creativity, curiosity, and imagination in children. Designed for both children and families, museum exhibits focus on science, environment, arts, and more!

Directions from South Station: Head southeast on Summer St toward Dorchester Ave. Turn left onto Dorchester Ave. Turn right onto Congress St – your destination will be on the left. Roughly a 5-minute walk.

New England Aquarium

Explore the aquatic world! The aquarium offers a range of exhibits, including the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast and a four-story coral reef featuring hundreds of Caribbean animals.

Directions from South Station: Head northeast on Atlantic Ave toward Congress St. Turn right onto Milk St. Roughly a 10-minute walk.

Museum of Science

The Museum of Science believes that everyone has a role to play in the world of science and technology – as learners, future scientists or engineers, citizens of our nation, community leaders and members of the workforce, consumers, and stewards of our planet. The Museum is committed to deepening relationships with both science and technology.

Directions from South Station: Take the Red Line 3 stops towards Alewife and exit at Park street to transfer to the green line. Take the E train towards Lechmere. Exiting at the Science Park/West End stop. Take a left on Nashua Street and turn right onto Charles River Dam Rd. Next turn left onto Museum of Science Driveway.

Fenway Tours

Baseball fans, this is for you! Home of the Boston Red Sox, tours of Fenway Park are available year-round. Here you will visit the home of Fenway Favorites – Ted Williams, Carlton Fisk, Big Papi, and many more. Learn the history of America’s oldest ballpark from experienced tour guides during this one hour, walking tour of Fenway Park, you will check out Pesky’s Pole, go inside the world-famous Green Monster, and more!

Directions from South Station: Take the Red Line from South Station toward Alewife from the northbound platform. Transfer from the Red Line to the Green Line at Park Street Station. Park Street Station is only two Red Line stops from South Station. Once at Park Street Station, board any Green Line B-, C-, or D-Branch train and travel to Kenmore Square Station. Fenway Park is about a 5 minute walk from Kenmore Square Station.

Kid’s ride free with C&J!

Don’t forget, kids ride free with C&J to Boston, so take advantage of some great savings. From South Station, it’s easy to catch the T to your favorite destination. Skip the stress and relax in comfort.

Insider tip: Check out your local library — many offer free or discounted admission to some of the locations listed above.

For more ideas to help you plan your trip to Boston or good places to grab lunch during your adventures, check out our interactive map for easy navigating right on your own device.


So, what are you waiting for hop a C&J Bus to Boston South Station and let the fun begin!