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Newcomers to Boston will be pleased to know that there are a plethora of attractions and activities geared toward kids. The choice of attractions, good hospitals and excellent schools make Boston an excellent city to raise a family.
Parents should consider living in one of Boston's family-friendly suburbs. Students up to high school are placed by the Boston public school system in schools near their homes, so parents thinking of enrolling their children in Boston public schools may want to consider moving to areas that allow access to specific schools.
Educational activities in Boston
Boston features several educational and child-friendly activities that are perfect for any weather. The Children's Museum provides an interactive indoor playground in which children learn through play. The Franklin Park Zoo allows children to connect with wildlife, while the New England Aquarium lets children meet the marine life that lives off of Boston's shores.
Outdoor activities in Boston
Watching baseball at Fenway Park is a quintessential Boston activity. The Observatory presents breathtaking top-down views of Boston, while the Boston high-speed harbour cruises are a fun summer activity. Expats can also take their family to one of the many connecting parks that make up Boston's Emerald Necklace.
Indoor activities in Boston
Boston has all of the amenities of a modern city, including malls with cinemas. Otherwise, there is an active children's theatre scene in Boston, which can be enjoyed at venues such as the Puppet Showplace Theater.
►For more on what there is to enjoy in the city see Lifestyle in Boston
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