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Family Summer Fun around Boston

Tanglewood Summer for Families (with Video)

SUMMER  2020 update: Tanglewood Festival is happening online, but grounds are open for visits with prior registration. I used to think of a Tanglewood concert (in Massachusetts Berkshires) as a romantic date night idea. Over the last couple of summers however, attending a Tanglewood concert has become our family’s tradition (it is still part of …

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Mother’s Day Ideas In and around Boston

Mother’s Day (on May 12 this year) is a great excuse to spend time with Mom.  Go against the crowds this year and celebrate just before or shortly after the official calendar holiday;  better yet – plan several celebrations throughout the month of May! My Mom and I plan to have one of our May celebrations …

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Kids Holiday Matinee at the Boston Pops

Kids Holiday Matinee at the Boston Pops: What to Expect

As a family, we try to take advantage of Boston’s world class cultural attractions every chance we get.   Attending Boston Pops Orchestra’s Kids Holiday Matinee at the Symphony Hall seemed festively appropriate for December holidays, but when we first attended a couple of years ago, we had no idea what to expect.   So we put together …

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Couple's Day Trip to Martha's Vineyard

COUPLE’S RETREAT TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD (FOR A DAY).

Last weekend the forecast promised a hot mid-September day, our kids had the plans of their own, and we found ourselves on the market for a “couple’s day” away ideas.   Living in a Boston suburb, there are day trips possibilities in any direction, but the plan did not seem to fall into place until … …

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Fete des Vendanges Celebrates Fall Harvest in Magog, Canada

2019 UPDATE: The Fete is happening over two weekends: August 31-September 1 & 2, and September 7-8! See you in Magog! If the name of this blog is of any indication, looking for ways to celebrate weekends is my passion!  On a recent September weekend (which happened to be our anniversary), we headed to Magog, …

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Kids’ Weekend in the Berkshires

BOSTON SUMMER 2018: Open Air Performances in and around Boston

4th of July  “officially” starts a busy summer of concerts and performances within 1-2 hour drive from Boston.  Here is my best of summer Open Air Events in and around Boston (many are free to the public). 1.  Harborwalk Sounds  series brings the city’s most talented young musicians and dancers to Boston waterfront for Institute of Contemporary …

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Our 2015 Year of Weekend Celebrations in Pictures

Summer Weekend Trips from Boston

Boston is surrounded by natural beauty – there are lakes, mountains and/or the Ocean- practically in all directions; so it is a perfect starting point for weekend roadtrips. Here are our favorite tried and true summer weekend destinations from Boston. Summer 2020 update: check individual museums for updated closure/hours information. THE BERKSHIRES  (2-2.5 hours) Update …

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