Boston Journals

Out and About in Boston

A November 2006 trip to Boston by kiwikya

New England Aquarium Photo, Boston, Massachusetts More Photos
Quote: As a work-at-home-mom to two youngsters, every outing feels like a major trip. Here's were we like to go.

Legal Sea Foods

Restaurant

Legal Sea Foods Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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I like all the Legal Sea Foods I've been to. It's a chain, and they do a good job of giving them all the same atmosphere, food and service quality. I like the one at the Chestnut Hill Shopping Center particularly because there's plenty of parking, and there isn't usually a wait.The food overall is delicious. The seafood is very fresh, just like they promise. The New England clam chowder is appropriately famous, as it's fantastic. If you've never tried lobster before, you MUST. Even their non-seafood items are great.Legal is one of my favourite chains because they are very child-friendly. They have special kids menus, have plenty of high chairs and booster seats, they give you crayons a...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 20, 2006

Legal Sea Foods
43 Boylston Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 277-7300

New England Aquarium

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Attraction

New England Aquarium Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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The New England Aquarium is one of our favourite downtown destinations. Ticket prices are high (almost $20 for adults, $10 for kids), but membership options are completely reasonable. A family membership ($90/year) pays for itself after only two visits.But let's not get ahead of ourselves. The first hassle of any trip out into Boston is PARKING. The Aquarium has a garage right next to it that is very expensive. As we usually only go for about an hour, we circle around until we find street parking, which is not impossible as you'd expect. Obviously, the Aquarium T stop on the Blue Line is right near the Aquarium, so that is a great option if you're on the T.Once you get there, hopefully...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on November 20, 2006

New England Aquarium
Central Wharf
Boston, Massachusetts 02110
(617) 973-5200

Children's Museum

Attraction | "Boston Children's Museum"

Children's Museum Photo, Boston, Massachusetts
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I feel bad that I have to give the Children's Museum a rating of: eh. I know a lot of adults even love this place, but I wonder if that's due more to its nostalgic value rather than the actual fun you can have there. Last year I took my then 2.5-year-old daughter. Surely she would be the target audience of a place called the Boston Children's Museum? Sadly, no. She was too young to get much out of it. Luckily I didn't feel ripped off because we didn't pay full admission price of $9 per adult and $7 per child. Instead, we got a discount admission of $2 per person through our local library.We went early on a Sunday, so street parking was free and plentiful. The Museum is in a love...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on November 20, 2006

Children's Museum
300 Congress St
Boston, Massachusetts 02210
(617) 426-8855

Atrium Mall

Attraction | "The Atrium Mall"

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The Atrium is nice little upscale shopping mall, which happens to be particularly good to take kids to. Conveniently located right on Route 9, there's a large parking garage underneath, and there's even complimentary valet parking out front.There's no food court, but the ground floor has a Bertucci's (pizza), a Cheesecake Factory (casual American), Le's Vietnamese Cuisine, and a deli if you're not in the mood for full waited on service. All are fine options for eating with little kids.Then there are the many stores for kids clothes: J. Crew has their new Crew Cuts section, there's a Gap Kids and a Baby Gap, Janie and Jack has more expensive kids clothing, as does Benetton, and my favou...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 20, 2006

Atrium Mall
300 Boylston St
Boston, Massachusetts 02467
(617) 527-1400