Meet Edward. He is 3-years old and lives in the historical city of Boston. Edward is a city-savvy Urban Infant and would like to share a sampling of what you may find in his Packie backpack on any given East Coast day. Edward and his mom travel to all of the pocket neighborhoods within Boston, typically taking the train! We asked his family to share a few of their highlights of their city and local stomping grounds. Below are some of the places our editorial staff selected to share with you.
1. Coolidge Corner Theater
One of their favorite neighborhood theaters, Coolidge Corner is an independent cinema specializing in international, documentary, animated, and independent film selections in the neighborhood of Brookline. But get this - they have kid's shows at 10:30am! Film, music, magic and much more. And they have stroller parking in the ground floor.
Visit them at: Coolidge Corner Theatre
2. Boston Public Library
The central location is Edward's branch, in Copley Square. The children's room was recently renovated and they have kid-friendly activities almost every day! Not kidding, this library has family dance parties, toddler story hours, baby-and-me story time, and even music sessions. Edward thinks this is the best place in the city!
Visit the events page here: Boston Public Library
3. The Friendly Toast
Want pancakes for dinner? This family-friendly restaurant serves breakfast lunch, and dinner all day! Located in two of Boston's classic neighborhoods - the Back Bay and Cambridge. Both are a crowd pleaser for kids under 5 years old. You can also take a loaf of (home-baked) bread home for $5 with varieties such as whole wheat, cinnamon-raisin, oatmeal, and anadama (a New England classic, made with cornmeal & molasses).
Visit them at: The Friendly Toast
4. Fenway Park
Baseball and boys. We were not at all surprised to see that Edward listed a trip to see the Red Sox as one of his favorite things in Boston. Kids can even get Red Sox National Memberships, that is how die hard these fans are.
Visit the stadium site here: Fenway Park
We have never met a child that does not like a train. Grab a Charlie card, and you can get anywhere in Boston. Children 11 and under ride for FREE, and most adult fares are as low as $2.25.
Visit them at: MTBA
Edward's Packie® Backpack featured below: