Boston with a 10 year old
My son and I are headed to Boston next week to catch a couple of Red Sox games. We are staying at the Embassy Suites-Logan Airport. Keeping in mind what 10 will likely eat; any recommendations? This is my first trip to Boston, so I do not have any past experiences. Thanks for the advice.
What does your 10 year old like to eat? I have an 11 year old, but he is pretty adventurous. If you give me an idea I am sure I can point you in the right direction.
Also if you search the boards there are TONS of "first time to Boston" threads, best pizza in Boston, best lobster roll 2013 and an awesome "visitors guide to historic Boston".
Since he not adventurous I would stick to places he would find fun. Might not be the "best" but he would enjoy.
1) Fenway Franks- plan a meal around one of the Redsox games and get a hot dogs, a bag of peanuts and cold drink
2) Santarpios pizza which is right near your hotel. Not sure If you can walk but it would be a cheap cab ride.
2) Mr Bartleys Burger-my son loves this place, right in Harvard Square
3) For a taste of old Boston go to Union Oyster House. Most kids like a good old fried seafood platter. Or you could try Durgin Park-complete tourist trap with mediocre food but my nephew from MD (now 12) loved it, especially the grumpy waitresses. Both are in Fanuil Hall which would be fun for him too-usually great street performers all around.
4) Regina Pizza, but make sure to go to the North End Location, the others don't compare.
5) if you like lobster rolls check out this thread
are you driving into boston or taking T? we can direct you better if we know how flexible your transportation is. Do you want recommendations for near Fenway?
Here are specifics. My 10 year old isn't super adventurous. He likes seafood, a good burger, and most other kids stuff. I can't go too far with him.
We are flying into Boston and will be taking public transportation most everywhere we go. We want recommendations near Fenway, but we also have Sunday in which we are not going to Fenway, but will explore Harvard and some other places. This is his birthday gift, so I am leaving it up to him as what he wants to do. We are from South Carolina.
If you want to go "upscale" a bit for his birthday, Sweet Cheeks Barbecue near Fenway might be a good choice. Burgers near Fenway: U-Burger is across the street, Five Guys about a 5 block walk, Audubon Tavern more upscale but with an excellent burger, Eastern Standard Kitchen yet more upscale but with great burgers, all near Fenway. Train will take you to the North End for Regina's Pizza which is good enough to make gourmet adults smile and pizza enough to keep kids happy. North End is fun with a 10 year old: stop at one of the Italian pastry shops and let him sample the goods. Harvard: my grandkids love Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage - it isn't so great but it's good enough and kids think its great so that counts. They also like Charlie's near Harvard (I prefer Charlie's but I think it's number two to Mr. Bartley's to them). They also love the Harvard museums particularly the one with the glass flowers. Seafood near Fenway: Summer Shack would be my choice with kids. While Island Creek Oyster Bar is better and closer, it is more expensive and while it's perfectly kid friendly, I think Summer Shack might work a little better. Have fun.
Remember also to save room for a Fenway Frank or two inside the park.. part of the experience..