Influencer Insight: February Vacation Musts

Influencer Insight is a segment where we speak with a local Boston influencer who is an expert on a certain topic—this month we caught up with @Domestikateblog on what to do with the kids over February vacation.

Kate Bowler is the author of the award-winning lifestyle blog where she writes about festive entertaining tips, simple recipes, DIY projects and life as a new mom. She recently published her first book, New England Invite: Fresh Feasts to Savor the Seasons, filled with easy entertaining menus for every season and occasion. And she shared with us what she will be doing with her family over February vacation in the Boston area.

(Image Credit: Madeline Heising)

1. Take a Class

Tucked in the South End is a little gem of a space called Minni, and it is a dream for parents looking for something creative to do with their kids in the winter. Minni is a studio space focused on art, design and creative play. And they even have special programming for vacation week, including some rotating workshops and events (pre-registration required), as well as plenty of drop-in offerings where you can come in with your kids to participate in art projects and creative play opportunities. This is a fun way to get the whole family involved in something active while staying indoors. For more information head to

(Image Credit: Minni.)

2. Hit The Museums

We are so lucky to have so many amazing museums in Boston, and many are perfect for kids. The Museum of Science has amazing exhibits for kids of all ages, my daughter loves looking at the dinosaurs, the models of the Apollo command module, and the interactive water exhibit that explores engineering and the Charles River. The Children’s Museum is another amazing spot for little kids – I recommend going right when it opens to beat the crowds, and then walk across the street for a tasty lunch at Bon Me afterwards. Another of our favorite spots to visit in Boston this time of year is the New England Aquarium; waving at the penguins, exploring the touch-tide pools, and spiraling up and around the many levels of the giant ocean tank are a great way to expose kids to some really cool flora and fauna even though the temperatures outside would normally prohibit that. 

(Image Credit: New England Aquarium)

3. Explore Boston

While it will probably be a little chilly, walking around Boston this time of year is very manageable even with young children because everything is a lot less crowded. We love walking down the Rose Kennedy Greenway with our daughter. This is a great thing to do before or after a visit to the Aquarium. You can even weave your way up to Hanover Street in the North End to treat yourselves to a pastry and hot cocoa!

(Image Credit: J.Q. Louise)

At The Langham, Boston we believe in celebrating the everyday and these tips from Kate are some great examples of how to do just that. We have so many amazing things to do with the family right here in Boston so get out there and enjoy vacation week!