This summer, whether you come from hundreds or thousands of miles away or are a local taking a staycation near home, the following Fairmont Copley Plaza getaway packages offer families a fun way to see Boston.
A shout out to collectors of American Girl dolls “Bring your dolls with you” because the American Girl Package caters to you and your doll. The “girls” receive a welcome note and map to the American Girl store in Natick. Here, you can shop ‘til you drop for dolls, accessories and clothes. Not only will you get milk and cookies and nightly turn down service, your doll will get their own special beds and turn down service too.
Kids don’t even want to hear the word museum when they’re on vacation. But, who can resist seeing a Tyrannosaurus Rex up close, or a 3-D digital cinema, or an IMAX theater? Kids (and adults) love anything that deals with science and computers. To that end the Fairmont Copley Plaza has come up with its Museum of Science Family Package. Boston’s Museum of Science not only provides educational venues, it’s a place full of fun stuff.
For anyone who wants to be near water there’s the New England Aquarium Family Package. Here’s a chance for everyone in your family to get up close and personal with seals, penguins, dolphins, and turtles. Be sure to stop by the touch tank where sharks and sting rays swim, you can actually put your hands in and touch them. Awesome!
Want your kids to learn the history of Boston the fun way? Then choose the Just Ducky Package where you’re driven through the streets of Boston in a World War II amphibious vehicle called a DUCK. Your Boston Duck Tours conDUCKtor will tell you the city’s great history in a hilarious (but accurate) way. You will get wet; the highlight of each DUCK tour is a splash down in the Charles River.
Rates start at $239 according to the package you choose. Accommodations are for four guests (two adults, two children) as are tickets to all venues.
Packages are available through December 31, 2011, except for the Just Ducky Package which is available until November 28, 2011.