Downtown Crossing is at the heart of Boston. It’s lively, it’s a fun place to go shopping, hit up a food vendor for a refreshing lemonade, and to just take a leisurely stroll as a family.
Family friendly places around Downtown Crossing
Start collecting stamps and stickers in your Boston Passport Book with a fun adventure to Downtown Crossing. Any time of day is the perfect moment to make memories and have a bit of fun in this part of town.
A family-friendly place to eat around Downtown Crossing
5 Guys – 42.3543° N, 71.0587° W
Has a locked, clean bathroom with changing table, room for multiple strollers. However, it was a tight fit for double wide stroller after register and we had to go back around through the front entrance. Crayons and paper available. Average American food that most kids enjoy and can even split a shake for a sweet treat.
- Other places to eat
- Sweet Green
- Fast food places like Wendy’s and McDonald’s
- Street Vendors
A Place to Play in Downtown Boston
Norman Be Leventhal Park at Post Office Square – 42.3565° N, 71.0558° W
This was our pick because, of course, the Boston Common is best for the Park Street T stop, but this one is close by and otherwise would get missed. It’s a beautiful lawn with a coffee shop attached and even a small splash pad in the fountain feature!
A Point of Interest
Primark – 42.3556° N, 71.0602° W
Did you know they have free charging stations, free wifi, bathrooms, lots of seating, and really cheap clothes in case of an accident? That’s why a clothing store makes the perfect place to highlight at Downtown Crossing.
Roche Brothers – 42.3554° N, 71.0598° W
Great for sandwiches, quick drinks, a cup of coffee, and fruit. This is also where you should go in to take the elevator down to the T if you’re going on the Red line or South Bound Orange Line.
Cafe de Boston – 42.3553° N, 71.0572° W
Great for a deli style lunch and large buffets of food and expansive eating area.
Walgreen’s – 42.3574° N, 71.0593° W
Important extra information
If you need to take the elevator to the orange line, northbound, you’ll need to go to the base of the Millennium Tower – 42.3562° N, 71.0595° W where there is an amphitheater and new elevator behind it.
Listen to the Downtown Crossing Podcast
Whether you choose to listen to the audio, download it, or even watch the youtube video with the Boston Kid Friendly Radio episode overlayed, get all the information you need to plan the perfect day trip when you visit Downtown Crossing. Don’t forget to check it off your Boston Passport Book when you’re done!