Boston isn't only about the Red Sox! If you are planning
a trip to this neat city and are wondering how to travel
cheap, here are some tips.
The Boston University Astronomy Department has Public
Open Night at the Observatory most Wednesday nights,
weather permitting. It is open to everyone and is great fun
to look at the sky through telescopes and binoculars while
learning a little about astronomy at the same time. The
program lasts for about 1 hour.
Stroll Boston's most enchanting street, Newbury Street.
A shopper's paradise, and for the budget-minded, a
people-watching and window-shopping paradise. Eight blocks
filled with shops, boutiques, salons, and quaint
restaurants. There is something for everyone here.
For the book lover (that's me!), don't miss the Harvard
Book Store, a Harvard Square landmark founded in 1932 where
visitors from all over the world can browse a comprehensive
selection of new, used, and bargain books. This is a very
unique and special place to shop, and don't forget to check
out their calendar of events. You will find discussions by
Pulitzer-prize-winning journalists, best-selling authors
(and brand new authors too), New York Times reporters, law
professors, poets, and all manner of interesting people who
will happily share their knowledge. This is truly a
must-see on your list and surely a fine example
of affordable family vacations.
During the week, you can find many museums in the city
with free admission. Check the individual museum you are
interested in to see what their hours are.
Interested in art? Visit one of the many art galleries
located on Newbury Street.
Visit the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. Admission
is free, so a great thing to put on your list of ideas on
how to travel cheap in this interesting city. This monument
is made entirely of granite, is 221 feet tall, and has 294
steps. Climb up these steps to the top and find a
magnificent view of the Boston skyline. As an added bonus,
you will work off so many calories you can have dessert
with lunch without a bit of guilt!
Tour the Boston Public Library which features movies,
workshops, lectures, art exhibits, and much more.
Browse Haymarket, Boston's great outdoor market.
In the mood for a stroll? Take a walk at Castle Island,
where you will find Fort Independence. Both of these places
are on the state and national Registers of Historic Places,
and the fort is a National Historic Landmark. You can take
a tour or just meander around and enjoy the sights.
So if you want to
fun and affordable family vacations in Boston,
you can use these tips to help stick to you budget.