One of our favorite recipes for fun includes plenty of wide open spaces, a dash of wind, lots of sunshine, and of course, kids! Throw in a couple of kites and you’ve got the makings for a perfect day. From sandy stretches to awesome green spaces, flip through the album below to discover our picks for best places to throw caution to the wind.

Spectacle Island – Boston, Ma

Taking a ferry to a spot to fly kites seems like a lot of effort, but the amazing panoramic views of Boston are totally worth the effort. The best spot to send kites flying is the highest hill in the Boston Harbor Islands—the sandy beach, visitor center, clambakes, BBQs and ranger tours are a total bonus for little explorers.

Insider Tip: Spectacle Island is just 20 minutes away from downtown Boston!

Online: bostonharborislands.org/spectacleisland

photo: Massachusetts Office of Tourism via flickr

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—Gabby Cullen