Hey! Welcome to my section on family travel tips for Massachusetts. Since my father is from Massachusetts I have been lucky to visit the state many times. There are many places to visit that families will love (book related and not book related).
To get things started, I wanted to suggest some previous posts I’ve written on the topic.
Book-related itineraries for a family trip to Massachusetts
One of my favorite itinerary posts is this one for Make Way for Duckling’s Boston. The post has great information, not just for people who want to see the city via that book, but for anyone who wants to visit Boston. There are hotel recommendations and tour suggestions included. I’ll give even more tips in a moment,
Heading east from Boston, you do not want to miss the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art review I wrote. It is a must-do for any children’s book fan, or anyone who loves good children’s book illustration. It is worth the drive to Amherst (which happens to be a very nice town on its own).
And, for my posts about book-related Massachusetts activities, my last one is Visiting Dr. Seuss’s Springfield. This post is focused on the childhood home and relevant inspiration for his books in Springfield. Since writing this post, the Seuss Museum has opened up as part of the Springfield Museums. Unfortunately, the Seuss Museum has made some decisions that have led to a lot of controversies in the children’s book industry. I’ve updated my post to discuss my thoughts on those controversies.
I will be adding more non-book activities on this page soon. Please be sure to come back. Don’t forget to look at children’s books set in Massachusetts and also check out blog posts that highlight Massachusetts children’s book related things just in case I don’t update this page immediately.