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Boston with Kids (and Twizzlers!)

Twizzlers Landmark Summer 3 MCTake some luggage.

And some snacks.

Add mom, dad and one red headed 2 year old wild woman.

Put them all inside one minivan completely wrapped in a TWIZZLERS candy theme.

What do you get? Our Twizzlers Traveling Family road trip to Boston, Massachusetts!

Twizzlers Landmark Summer 5 MC

When we first found out that we had been chosen by Hershey’s Twizzlers to serve as one of their ten Twizzlers Traveling Families this summer, we were really psyched. To celebrate the Twizzlers Landmark Summer promotion, ten bloggers and their families would have the chance to go on a road trip (in a Twizzlers branded car!) to take in the sites and sounds of this amazing country.

Road trips are certainly nothing new to our family. In just the past year, we have traveled to Texas and also to Florida. We have road tripping down to a science when it comes to really long drives and a fairly young child. We knew that for our Twizzlers trip we wanted to have plenty of time to explore someplace new – and didn’t want to be driving for days on end.

Boston, MA immediately came to mind. Neither my husband nor I have ever been to Boston (we live in the Philadelphia, PA suburbs) and it has been on our list of places to check out for awhile.

Oh – I should also mention that my husband and I are also really into visiting historical attractions. (Translation: we are total history geeks.) We love wandering through battlefields, visiting museums, seeing old graveyards, you name it – we enjoy it… and if we have the time, chances are good that we will stop along our journey.

We managed to pack a TON of Boston fun into our vacation!

Some highlights:

Wednesday: We took a ferry from Hyannis, MA (on Cape Cod) to Nantucket for the day. How fun! We took a bus tour of the island, ate a great local lunch and even visited the Nantucket Whaling Museum.

Coastline of Hyannis, MA

Ferry to Nantucket

Nantucket Whaling Museum

Thursday: We took in some old time America by taking the Fenway Ballpark Tour. After that it was a short drive up north to Salem, MA. We visited the Salem Witch Museum and relived some high school history classes as we re-learned what events took place during the Salem Witch Trial hysteria. We ended the day with a tour of the House of Seven Gables – made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel.

Weaver MC Day 3 Twizzlers 1

Fenway Park Boston

Salem Witch Museum

Salem Massachusetts Cemetery

House of Seven Gables Salem

Friday: This entire day was all about the history of Boston. We took TWO separate 90 minute walking tours of different areas in the city – and learned so much about the historical events that shaped the area. Lunch was a super tasty meal at Quincy Market and the day was finished off with a visit to the Boston Museum of Science.

Freedom Trail walking tour Boston

Granary Burying Ground Boston

Old North Church Boston

Boston Museum of Science

Museum of Science Boston Twizzlers Mobile

Saturday: Our final full day in Boston! We started out early by checking out the Plimoth Plantation and Plymouth Rock. Then we headed east to take a tour of the Samuel Adams Brewery (very cool!). Our last tour of the trip was a Boston Duck Boat tour. We thought the Duck Boat tour was very entertaining and served as a wonderful summary of some of the other tours we took during our trip.

17th Century English Village Plimoth Plantation

Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock

Plymouth Rock and Mayflower

Samuel Adams Brewery Tour Boston

Boston Duck Boat Tour

What a trip!

Of course, let’s not forget the hysterical looks and waves that we got from anyone and everyone as we cruised along the highway in our Twizzler mobile!

A former teacher, Devon is now a stay-at-home mom who finds excitement and adventure in scouting out the best deals on everything from food to electronics.  When she’s not road tripping with her fam, this ’11 Superoo is blogging on her site, MamaCheaps.com.

Big thanks to the Hershey Company for giving our family the opportunity to be a Twizzlers Traveling Family. Wonderful memories were made as we enjoyed time together and added some new sites to our family scrapbook! The Hershey Company paid for our travel accommodations and expenses.

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2 Responses to Boston with Kids (and Twizzlers!)

  1. Linda July 5, 2011 at 5:23 am #

    Thanks for sharing about your adventure! It interested me not only because we want to visit Boston someday with our kids, but because we’ll be leaving on our leg of the Twizzlers adventure in just two weeks. Enjoy the rest of your summer!

  2. Amy @ Pit Stops for Kids July 5, 2011 at 9:21 am #

    It was fun to read this review, as we were in Boston and Nantucket just last week! We saw many of the same things, but on our list for next time is definitely Salem!

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