Who knew Kenmore Square would be such a hit with toddlers? On a whim we opted to stay in Boston for the night. Intrigued by the looks of the Verb Hotel, we ended up Kenmore Square for 24 hours. Below are some suggestions for in and around the famous Fenway Park with small children, don’t feel you have to see a Red Sox’s game to truly enjoy this gem of a neighborhood!
STAY: The Verb Hotel
A small boutique hotel, with a lovely outdoor pool, The Verb is a surprisingly great spot for kids. Hang out by the pool, with the iconic Fenway Park as a backdrop, and enjoy complimentary ice tea. The décor can be a bit over the top (think Austin Powers rock n roll), but my children loved looking at all the old record players and album covers on the wall. The staff was incredibly kind, upon arrival they noticed our strollers are immediately made sure we had a ground floor room. Don’t miss breakfast at Hojoko, the Japanese restaurant within the hotel. The coffee was strong enough for even the most sleep deprived mother and the pancakes on point.
DO: Take a tour of Fenway Park. Explore Back Bay Fens, visit the rose garden. Visit the Museum of Fine Arts or the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. My kids absolutely loved the MFA. Grab the scavenger hunt provided at the information desk, and make sure to head to the Modern Art exhibit (a favorite with my two-year old).
EAT: Dinner at Eastern Standard, go early and sit outside. Watch the hustle and bustle of a big city street. The Tasty Burger, a more casual option and a short walk from The Verb, offers outdoor picnic table seating and fantastic milk shakes. Sweet Cheeks is another great family friendly option, a BBQ restaurant opened by Top Chef Contestant Tiffani Faison.
Do you have a favorite neighborhood in Boston to visit with your little ones? Let me know! Find us on IG @newburyportdaytripper. We are always up for new spots in Boston and New England to explore.