Let's face it, finding something to do on the weekend with your toddler can be expensive. In Boston there are museums, aquariums and tons of cute stores. Like most parents these days we're on a budget and need to find ways to have fun without spending tons of money.
Since today was a lovely day, a crisp 60 degrees Fahrenheit, we went into downtown Boston. Instead of taking the car and looking for parking we decided to take the T.
Before we got on the train I noticed some inspirational graffiti.
We decided to walk down historic Charles St in the Back Bay.
You can have modern signs. Even the post office fits in with the Colonial vibe.
A sure sign that winter is upon us: fat squirrels!
A walk through Boston Commons and a stop at the playground before lunch.
We brought our own lunch and sat in the park and ate. After which we continued on towards the water.
We walked down by the State House (where the Boston Massacre occurred) and on to Faneuil Hall (you can see the clock tower in the background) and Quincy Market.
We stopped for a little while to watch a performer at Quincy Market. Yes, he was juggling a chainsaw.
On to the Aquarium. Instead of paying to get in we stood outside and watched the Harbor Seal exhibit for a while.
We were all pretty tired so we took a walk along the water to get to a T station.
Even if you don't live in a larger city you can still have fun exploring your city or town. It's an inexpensive way to have a great day out together and discover more about where you live.