Boston by the Picture Book

Boston is a learned city, and books are key to its history and its future. It was here that Houghton Mifflin published the Curious George books, that Louise May Alcott wrote Little Women, and the Mallard family finally settled down and had their children: Jack, Kack, Lack, Mack, Nack, Oack, Pack, and Quack. While the Mallard family may still find crossing the street in Boston more than a little daunting, there is plenty of fun to be had for the little ones in Boston’s Public Garden and the Common.

To really make this trip come alive, bring the recommended books with you, or download them to your phone or Kindle. You’ll also want a change of clothes because your kids will discover the many fountains the locals love to splash in. 

Parent Tips

  • Ages: 2-10 
  • Season: Spring, Summer and Fall
  • Distance Walked: 
  • Public Transportation: 
  • Cost: 0-$ (Swan boat rides are nominal)
  • Bring: Snacks; swimsuit or change of clothes 

Itty Bitty Prep

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