11 Fun Family Activities for February School Vacation Week
Are you planning to spend Winter Break in Boston with your kids and teens?
Here are 10 fool-proof things to do in Boston with your family during February vacation that will keep everyone entertained, happy, and even a little tired by the end of the day.
Boston's weather during February can be tricky - frigid and snowy one day, sunny and 50+ degrees by the next morning - so our suggestions give you a mix of outdoor and indoor attractions.
Top photo: Ice skating on Frog Pond in Boston Common
1. Watch Disney on Ice February 2020 - Favorite Family Event
Disney on Ice comes to Boston almost every year during February vacation week to put on a spectacular show on the ice at TD Garden. With a talented cast of amazing performers, your whole family will be mesmerized as the dancing and music bring all of your favorite Disney friends to life. Be prepared to enjoy every moment! For many families, coming to this event is a winter break week tradition!
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After the tour, stop by Bleacher Bar overlooking the field for a Fenway Frank, or walk over to Tasty Burger for the best shakes in town (try the "Green Monster").
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5. Enjoy Free Movies at Faneuil Marketplace
Faneuil Marketplace is hosting a free movie series for February School Vacation Week. Movies (all PG) will be show each night starting at 6:30pm Monday-Thursday in the Lower Rotunda of the Quincy Market building. Here's the schedule:
9. Roll the Balls at Boston's Coolest Bowling Alley
Tucked away in a high-rise parking garage on the western edge of Boston's elegant Back Bay neighborhood is Kings bowling alley.
But Kings is not just any bowling alley - it's a premier entertainment center where Boston's sports celebrities stop by to show off their bowling skills and everyone else gathers to see and be seen. Top equipment, cool decor, sports-filled big-screens, and plush seating make it a popular 21+ destination in Boston's nightlife scene.
Before 6pm, though, Kings is the best bowling alley your kids and teens could ever dream of. You'll enjoy the reasonable rates and burgers. Find out more on Kings' website
10. Go High Fashion on Newbury Street
Let your teen step into the world of glitzy designer fashions on Boston's famed Newbury Street in Back Bay.
Only about 8 blocks long, Newbury Street sports not only famous designers but also a good selection of affordable discount stores - try H&M for a combination of trendy with non-spendy.
For more practical options, check out the many sports gear stores on Newbury and nearby Boylston.
And great news: During winter break week in February, you'll find plenty of deeply discounted sale prices on Fall and Winter fashions.
Take the MBTA Ferry from Long Wharf on Boston's Downtown Waterfront over to Charlestown and go on a free tour to explore Old Ironsides - a.k.a. the USS Constitution,a site on Boston's Freedom Trail.
The active duty Navy crew members who serve as guides will entertain your teenagers (and you) with tales about the 200+ year old ship's history fighting Barbary pirates and defending America during the War of 1812. Even though it's school vacation week, your kids will learn some history without realizing it - and also have a great time.
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