My poor children did not grow up being taken to amusement parks. We WENT to them but vacations tended to be lessons in history. Kat and I both loved touring the museums and old homes in the area. The John Adams Birthplace, in Quincy, Massachusetts, is the home in which United States President John Adams was born on October 30, 1735. This saltbox house is now part of the Adams National Historical Park operated by the National Park Service.
I love old churches and one of my favorite stops was the United First Parish Church in Quincy, Massachusetts, is a Unitarian Universalist congregation, established as the parish church of Quincy in 1639. If you are a cemetery buff then you need to stop at Mount Wollaston Cemetery is a historic cemetery at 20 Sea Street in the Merrymount neighborhood of Quincy, Massachusetts. It was founded in 1855 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. There is so much history in this part of the country and so if you ever have a chance to head up north Quincy is in an area where you can take in some amazing things.