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Boston — By Maria Olia on May 19, 2010 at 3:17 pm
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The Rose Kennedy Greenway

To avoid museum burn-out, it is always a good idea to ¬†temper periods of sightseeing with visits to parks and wide-open spaces. The¬† Rose Kennedy Greenway encompasses four linear parks along Boston’s waterfront- North End Park , Wharf District Parks, Dewey Square Parks and Chinatown. The area was reclaimed in recent years as a result of Boston’s Central Artery project which tore down the elevated highway that once bisected the city. The Rose Kennedy Greenway¬†is comprised of stunning water views, grassy parks, gardens and fountains . Here is just a handful of the park’s many attractions.

Few family activities are as fun or as inexpensive as a carousel ride. The Carousel at Columbus Waterfront Park operates from 11 AM- 9 PM daily, weather permitting, and costs just $3 per ride.

Located near the New England Aquarium, the Rings Fountain is a popular rest stop for families.The ¬†pulsing water columns spout plumes of water in a choreographed pattern-perfect for cooling off ¬†on a hot summer day.¬†¬†Children’s activity carts are here too, stocked with books and board games to borrow (for free!) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

The Boston Public Farmer’s Market takes place May-October on Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays at noon in front of South Station. Find organic, fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as artisan products. Small batch New England honey and jams make a terrific foodie souvenir.

Image Credit: Boston Convention and Visitor’s Bureau



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