I think secretly, Labor Day is most mom's favorite holiday. Very soon after Labor Day is when the kiddos return to school! Woo-hoo! There are some super lucky Midwest & Southern moms I know of who's kids return to school this week and next, but for me-it's Labor Day! And though it'll be here before we know it, it does seem so very far away. Luckily, Boston is a great city to live in and explore and is just brimming with cool things to do like Astronomy After Hours at the Museum of Science. And there's always The Frog Pond at The Boston Common where you can play in the spray pool, ride the carousel (for only $3!) or just relax under a big tree. On August 21st they'll be celebrating Frog Appreciation Day and have cool stuff like frog racing and face painting!!
A perfect Friday night date night for me? Catching a Free Friday Flick at the DCR Hatchshell like Despicable Me, Daddy Day Care or Tangled. If your Friday night dates are a bit more grown up, then check out the Boston Harbor Hotel's Summer in the City guide, which includes their Movies by Moonlight series. If you happen to be down by the Wharf, why not check out Boston Harbor Cruises whale watching tour or catch a boat to one of the Boston Harbor Islands like George's Island, which housed a military fort you can still explore or one of the other islands where you can hike and camp out!
Maybe your kids are more the creative type? Be sure to head to the Museum of Fine Art for one of their weekly classes in a variety of subjects! What better place in Boston for your kids to spend a week learning the fine art of glassblowing or fashion drawing?
And be sure to head to the Children's Museum before September 10th and see the interactive exhibit that celebrates the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz! Oh, and on Fridays from 5pm-9pm, admission is only $1.
Adventurer or creative type, every kid loves a water park! And you can almost guarantee that we will have a few scorchers this summer, and we all know how important it is to keep cool on days like those. Even if your not a member of the Salvation Army, they're nice enough to offer day passes like $15 for a family which includes up to 2 adults and 3 children. And why do you want to purchase a day pass you ask? Well, because it gives you access to their new aquatics park, The Kroc Center which features a heated lazy river and 150-foot, 2 story translucent water tube slide! They offer swim lessons from infants to adults, CPR and lifeguard certification and a host of aquatic exercises including Aqua Zumba. This place is absolutely on our Summer Bucket List!
Let me know if you check out any of these activities as well as something cool you and your family did or plan to do this summer!!