Family-Friendly Travel In Massachusetts
With endless family memories to be made, explore all Massachusetts has to offer for travelers of all ages. The Bay State welcomes visitors with all interests to experience our museums, nature exhibits, and interactive activities. For families looking for an activity for a rainy day or to continue their learning over school breaks, each region has something special to offer. For those who want to travel as a family, here’s where to learn about family-friendly attractions, activities, dining, and lodging in Massachusetts. Plan the ultimate family road trip in Massachusetts, any time of the year.
- Western Massachusetts
Explore the outdoors, museums, and historic destinations with the whole family.
- Central Massachusetts
Explore historic villages, quaint towns, and nature escapes.
- North of Boston
Explore family-friendly beaches, historic landmarks, and seafaring activities.
- South of Boston
Explore historic activities, thrilling adventures, and ocean escapades.
- Cape Cod & The Islands
Explore beaches, marine life, and charming seaside towns.
- Greater Boston
Explore the history, food, and culture of this world-class region.
South of Boston
The Pilgrims first landed in South of Boston and today it is the starting point for many family trips to Massachusetts. Dive into the early history of the state, and explore the region’s unique museums, coastal treasures, and agricultural heritage. Explore maritime and military heritage along the coast or venture inland for activities including rock climbing, hiking, and biking.
Best Western Plus Cold Spring
180 COURT ST, PLYMOUTH, MA 02360
Located just one block from Plymouth's Historic Waterfront, the Best Western Plus Cold Spring offers a quiet retreat along Massachusetts' beautiful South Shore. The Plymouth hotel's guest rooms and suites are designed to facilitate a peaceful and productive experience including free high-speed wireless internet, a mini refrigerator, microwave, and heated outdoor pool.
John Carver Inn & Spa
25 SUMMER ST SUITE #1, PLYMOUTH, MA 02360
Located in the heart of Historic Plymouth, the John Carver Inn & Spa is just a short walk away from shopping, restaurants, and the beautiful waterfront. In addition, the hotel features a pilgrim cove themed indoor pool that is perfect for kids.
Nantasket Beach Hotel
115 NANTASKET AVE, HULL, MA 02045
The Nantasket Beach Hotel is a jewel set in destination Hull – one of the most popular beach communities on the South Shore. The family- and dog-friendly guest rooms are airy, comfortable, and relaxed-contemporary. Guests may capture the sunrise and the sunset; moon rise and moon set; the waves crashing on the beach and breathtaking views of Boston.
The Blueberry Muffin
2240 STATE RD, PLYMOUTH, MA 02360
The Blueberry Muffin is the perfect spot for breakfast, lunch, and bakery items. Located in multiple locations in the region, no visit to the South of Boston is complete without indulging in decadent pancakes, gourmet breakfast sandwiches, and delicious eggs benedict.
5 WATER ST, FALL RIVER, MA 02721
The home to five National Historic Landmarks and Official Veteran Memorials on both state and national levels, Battleship Cove has been providing the preservation of both the military heritage of the New England region and that of the United States since 1965.
Plimoth Patuxet Museums
137 WARREN AVE, PLYMOUTH, MA 02360
The Plimoth Patuxet Museums bring to life the history of the Plimoth Colony and indigenous homeland. Here, visitors can experience a variety of outdoor, immersive historic sights, as well as special events, public programs, and workshops that offer a rich and diverse exploration of the 17th-century. Fan-favorite includes Mayflower II, a reconstruction of the 17th-century ship Mayflower that brought the Pilgrims to Plymouth in 1620.
Edaville Family Theme Park
5 PINE ST, CARVER, MA 02330
This vintage theme park offers indoor and outdoor attractions including Ellis' Playhouse which has an arcade, bumper cars, and small rides, the Museum Room which details cranberry harvesting, and the Edaville Railroad which features a model train.
Water Wizz Water Park
3031 CRANBERRY HWY, EAST WAREHAM, MA 02538
[OPEN SEASONALLY] Built in 1982 with four serpentine slides and two speed slides, Water Wizz has grown to be one of the largest outdoor water parks in New England. Today, it offers a variety of slides and other attractions, including the 76’ tall Devil’s Peak water slide, some of the longest tube rides on the East Coast, a wave pool, lazy river, and much more.