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At The Ritz-Carlton, Boston, family vacations are opportunities to inspire and remember. This is especially true for young guests, who are greeted with a red wagon full of toys that they can enjoy during their stay. This magical introduction to the hotel sets the tone for a family-friendly experience enhanced by the special amenities, treats and kid-friendly menus of the Ritz Kids program.

The Ritz-Carlton, Boston offers junior guests a variety of special services and amenities, including:

  • Infant toiletry and safety items available through housekeeping
  • Cribs and high chairs available through housekeeping
  • Children’s coloring book menu available in all restaurants and through in-room dining
  • Ritz Kids® Healthy Taste Menus, providing healthy, tasty treats for children
  • Scavenger hunt through the hotel, and special welcome gift

New England Aquarium
Conveniently located on Boston’s waterfront, the New England Aquarium features more than 20,000 animals of 600 different species. Highlights include the 4-story, 200,000 gallon Giant Ocean Tank that recreates a Caribbean coral reef environment, complete with sharks, seaturtles, rays and fish; the penguin exhibit, featuring three species and more than 60 birds; and the Edge of the Sea tidepool touch tank, where visitors of any age can interact hands-on with sea stars, horseshoe crabs, sea urchins, periwinkles and more. The New England Aquarium is also home to the Simons IMAX Theatre, featuring IMAX 3D technology.

New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 973-5200
1.12 miles / 5 minutes

Boston Duck Tour
"One big splash and the rest is history!" This fully narrated historic tour takes place in authentic WWI amphibious vehicles through the streets of Boston and into the Charles River. The fun begins as soon as you board!

Operating seven days a week, the tours depart rain or shine, 7 days a week, every 30 minutes starting at 9 a.m. The last tour leaves an hour before sunset.

Boston Duck Tours has two convenient departure points:

  • The Museum of Science
  • The Prudential Center in Boston's Back Bay (Huntington Avenue)


Boston Children’s Museum
Boston Children’s Museum’s exhibits and programs emphasize hands-on engagement and learning through experience, employing play as a tool to spark the inherent creativity, curiosity, and imagination of children. Designed for children and families, Museum exhibits focus on science, culture, environmental awareness, health & fitness, and the arts.

308 Congress Street
Boston, MA 02210
1.1 miles

Museum of Science
The Science Museum is a world-renowned educational institution with over 400 interactive participatory exhibits featuring live animal and physical science demonstrations, courses, traveling exhibits, a computer center, the Mugar Omni Theater, and Charles Hayden Planetarium. 600 interactive exhibits let visitors explore the world around them, daily live presentations, science theatre and 15 foot lightning bolts. The Museum offers a number of special exhibitions & theater shows throughout the year.

Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
(617) 723-2500
2.67 miles /10 minutes

Freedom Trail
Boston's Freedom Trail is a red (mostly brick) path through downtown Boston which leads to sixteen significant historical sites. The 2.5 mile (4 km) walk from the Boston Common to the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown is popular with tourists. Part of the Freedom Trail overlaps with the much longer Boston Harbor Walk. The Freedom Trail is a unit of Boston National Historical Parks.

The Freedom Trail is open to the public, and for your convenience, maps may be found at the concierge. 90-minute guided tours are available from the Freedom Trail Foundation, departing from Fanueil Hall Marketplace or the Visitors Information Center on the Boston Common.