With a reputation for being Boston's most vibrant community, the South End is one of our favorite places to frequent in the city. The neighborhood highlights beautiful tree-lined streets, amazing restaurants, art galleries and open markets; there is truly something for everyone, including your kids! Here are a few places you should visit in the South End...
Five Horses Tavern. I don't know what makes this place the restaurant of choice with your kiddos...the beer selection (40 varieties on tap) or the fact that you can roll your stroller right in off the street. You'll find that this American pub has easy stroller access, high chairs for your use, and a full menu with lots of choices for your little ones. Did I mention the bathrooms have changing tables?! MAJOR BONUS!
CouCou pronounced "koo-koo") is every parents dream! It's located in the heart of the South End and includes everything from clothing and toys to home decor and stationary. What makes CouCou so wonderful, is that they also have a "playroom" for children to play with amazing toys and read books. They offer scheduled classes such as kids yoga, craft-making and art. Another spot that I cannot wait to check out is Kodomo Boston. This playful and stylish children's boutique is opening at the beginning of August on Tremont Street.
The SoWa Farmer's Market on Sundays is one of my favorite places to go. I love to show my daughter the fruits and vegetables and she loves to watch the vendors and shoppers bustling about! When she gets a bit older, it will be a great place to teach her about where food comes from and the importance of nutrition and healthy eating.
I always love visiting parks in the city and seeking refuge in nature on hot summer days. Peters Park in the South End is a beautiful place to take your kids with gardens, basketballs courts, baseball fields and a great playground for your kids to enjoy.
Titus Sparrow Park Summer Concert Series is a children's concert that happens every Tuesday at 10am in the summer months. It is free to attend and a great way to let your kiddos burn off some energy by dancing to live music! Another added bonus...Whole Foods provides the snacks!