Favorites: Boston for Kids


As most of you know, last month we explored Boston a bit! I shared all the fun from our US Weekly movie night here but since New England is known for its beauty during the fall I thought I would share some more of what we loved from our trip in case you’re thinking about a fall getaway. Anyway here are some of my favorites in Boston for kids:


Boston Marriott Copely Place



We stayed at Boston Marriott Copely Place, our hotel was smack in the middle of Copely Square and next to the Prudential Center (it’s actually connected on the second floor). There are lots of restaurants, shopping, and sightseeing in the area. I was lucky enough to get a corner room and the view of the city was incredible, but my favorite part (because I am a typical blogger) was the lighting.


Of course, I took advantage and got some good selfies in 🙂 If the lighting in my New York City apartment was half as good all of my photos on this blog would be incredibly amazing.

My second favorite was the view!


I mean, I saw all of Boston from my bed.


Oh, and they have a Starbucks on site which by now you know that I LOVE Starbucks. I even had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte for the season while there.

Oh and I must mention the amazing breakfast that we had from in-room dining services. Probably the best, room service breakfast I’ve had to date. My son’s oatmeal was perfection, I tried the corn flakes french toast which I must now try to make myself.


This is definitely a family-friendly hotel especially if you have small kids like myself.

5 Napkin Burger


We found 5Napkin Burger at the shops at the Prudential Center and decided to grab dinner and kill time there before the US Weekly event. Now, I know that 5Napkin also have restaurants in NYC not exclusive to the Boston area this was the firs time we at there.


I had the veggie burger with sweet potato fries which was really good. I was really hungry and was scared that the burger may have been a flop, but it was so worth the risk. The kids menu was pretty cool, they had a good variety of options for kids outside of the usual mac’ and cheese.


I’m definitely going to check out the locations in New York to try the veggie burger again.

The Grasshopper Cafe

When in doubt, Yelp for help, right? That’s how I found The Grasshopper Cafe. I worked up a serious appetite just reading the review and I had to see what the fuss was about. The cafe was very cozy, nothing to call home about decor wise, but the  food was AMAZING! Just writing this, I want to get in the car and take the 4-hour drive to get some of their food. It was that delicious. We went for their Sunday brunch, which we anticipated would have had a wait based on the Yelp review, but we pleasantly surprised when we were seated almost immediately.  Now, about the food. I ordered the pumpkin pancakes which was heavenly.


This was my first time having pumpkin pancakes and it definitely left a lasting impression. I hope I can find them somewhere locally that makes them half as good.  Mr. Rattles who isn’t by any means an egg lover had their egg burger which I thought was pretty weird but was s. It looked really yummy!

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This was a quick but fun trip for our little family. I would have loved to explore the Boston area a bit more but in the warmer months. It was only September and a bit too cool out for my taste. I really loved the architecture and beautiful colonial homes.

Have you been to Boston? What’s your  favorite restaurant in Boston?


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