Boston MA on a Budget

When I think of Boston, I always think of the Oscar winning film Good Will Hunting.  Probably one of my favourite films of all time, I simply love the Boston accent. Recently, I've been looking at the popular landmarks and how to get around Boston on a budget.

Haha who doesn't love Elle Woods!

Free things to see in Boston

Harvard Square
Home to the idyllic Harvard University (and of course Elle Woods of Legally Blonde ;) ) here there is more than 300 street performers who are registered!

Bunker Hill Monument
At Bunker Hill Monument you can take the challenge of climbing 294 steps to see stunning views of the Boston skyline.

Free wine/beer tastings:
This sounds like my idea of heaven! FREE wine...All you need to do is visit Coolidge Corner from 6 to 8 p.m Thursday and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Or you can head over to the Sam Adams Brewery which delivers tours of the Jamaica Plain facility. They chat about how founder Jim Koch brews the beer and then you get to try it! Tours and tastings are on Monday-Thursday, and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5:30 pm.

Take The Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail is a historical self-guided tour that is 2.5 miles long. Simply follow the red (painted) brick line from the Visitor Information Centre on the Boston Common and enjoy the 16 historic stops along the way! 

Jump on board the USS Constitution
Cruising the beautiful Boston harbour, the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides) is the oldest commissioned warship in the world! Here you can tour the old navy yard and exhibit hall.

Public Transport in Boston

The information below is taken from the MBTA.ccm which gives allows you to see all of the prices for rail, ferry, buses and the underground in Boston. 

Accommodation in Boston 

Personally, I have never stayed in Boston, but I have had friends who have stayed in International Hosteling in Boston's China Town who stayed in an 8 bed dorm that includes breakfast and wifi for £29.00 per night. 

From what I have seen when researching into this on, Boston is on average £30 per night for a shared hostel room.

Alternatively, if you're travelling as a couple or small group then I'd recommend visiting the Air BnB site!

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