Month: February 2016

Inn Street Playground

Highlights: This playground is smack in the middle of downtown Newburyport with its concentration of shops and restaurants. It is our essential bargaining chip when we want to go to a restaurant or browse the antique stores: “If you’re good for five minutes we can go to the playground!” Bummers: It’s not fenced, and it can get pretty […] Read more…

Good Harbor Beach

For the section of coast between Boston and Maine, Gloucester is home to the best beaches hands down. Good Harbor Beach took my breath away – the sand is sugary white, and the beach is a deep wide curve, and the view of the open ocean is stunning. The paved parking lot is only medium-sized so […] Read more…

Boston Children’s Museum

Boston Children’s Museum – 308 Congress Street, Boston MA What it is: This is the second-oldest children’s museum in the world. It encourages hands-on learning through play, with interactive exhibits on on science, culture, environment, health and creative expression. There is something for every child, whether they’re super physical or more of a tinkerer. Cost: $16, children under 12 months […] Read more…

Jenness Beach

Just a few miles past the north end of Hampton Beach is a much smaller beach that I prefer: Jenness State Beach. It’s long enough for a little walk but still small enough that I don’t worry about my daughter getting lost in a crowd or stepping on cigarette butts.  Like most beaches north of […] Read more…