Every week, I’ll be letting you in one a few of my secrets on easy ways to have fun and pamper yourself without breaking the bank. This week is all about how you can enjoy the wonderful city of Boston without having to spend a lot of cash. Boston can be expensive, but there’s just so much fun stuff to do! You just need to dig a little deeper to find some good deals.
Groupon is an AMAZING website that can save you from 50-90% off of different activities. An account is free and they update the website daily with hot new deals that you can purchase. The site frequently offers Groupons on a Boston Chocolate Walking Tour, which is normally $40 per person, you can purchase a ticket for only $20 a person. I don’t know about you, but walking through the city eating all the chocolate you want sounds well worth $20.
Check your Public Library
I’m sure most college students don’t use their local town libraries much anymore since we have Maxwell Library right here on campus, but most towns have a free public library that offer great day passes for popular attractions throughout Massachusetts. For example, the Bridgewater Town Library offers passes to the Aquarium for $10 a person or to the Science Museum for $7 a person which is a huge savings off of the regular priced tickets!
Use the Red Line
Having the train stop on campus is convenient, but they recently increased ticket prices, so now it is $8.75 one way to get to South Station. That adds up to $17.50 round trip, which can be more expensive than what you are actually planning on doing in Boston. An alternative to this is to try and take the Red Line from Quincy into South Station. It is a bit of drive from campus to get there, but the fare is only $2.50 to Boston, which would be cheaper than driving all the way into Boston and having to struggle to find and pay for parking.
Boston can be a great day trip for you and your friends to take together, and hopefully these tips can help you save some cash along the way!
What is your favorite thing to do in Boston? Do you have any tips/tricks to save some money?