Bring the family to Boston for education and entertainment
Whether you call it Beantown, the Hub of the Universe or the Cradle of Liberty, Boston is universally known as the tourist hotspot of New England. With a rich colonial history and plenty of family-friendly activities, it attracts more than 12 million visitors each year. Looking for an affordable way to get around the Massachusetts capital? Get greatBoston discounts on Boston rental cars, like 15 percent off a compact, mid-size, standard, full-size or premium car when you rent through Sept. 30.
Discover culture and history at the museum
Boston is home to an array of cultural, history and art museums. Head to the Boston Fire Museum on Congress Street, which teaches kids about fire safety and the city's firefighting past. At the Institute of Contemporary Art, you can feast your eyes on masterpieces by Andy Warhol and Pablo Picasso, among other famous artists. Drive yourBoston car rental down to the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, which has interactive exhibits that preserve the 1773 night that colonists protested the unfair tax policy.
Relax at the park
Take an afternoon to have a picnic, discover the local wildlife and spend some family time at one of the area's many parks. Delight in the Victorian floral stylings of the Public Gardens, where you'll find thousands of colorful annuals, exotic flowers and greenhouse plants. Take a seat on a bench overlooking the lagoon, or board the family on one of the swan boats to tour the waters of the botanical gardens. For some water fun, head to the Boston Common Spray Pool and Carousel, where you can cool off in the spray pool and take a ride on a colorful carousel. This location also features movie nights, puppet shows and other special events throughout the year.
Explore the Freedom Trail
Step out of your Boston car rental and onto the paths of the colonial Boston - a trail that takes you through 16 historical American Revolution sites, like the location of the Boston Massacre, the Bunker Hill Monument and Old State House. Don't forget to stop by the USS Constitution, the world's oldest commissioned warship still in the waters. This attraction can take up a few hours or even an entire day, depending on how long you linger to discover these intriguing sites, so pack a lunch and enjoy a family picnic. If you'd rather not be on your feet, hop on one of the trolley tours.