Described as a city rich in history, Boston offers tons to offer that will both enrich the mind and delight the senses. It is a beautiful city with several historical and entertainment sites. You do not have to break your bank in order to enjoy all that it has to offer though. Here are our top 10 suggestions for exploring Boston under $10.
1. Boston Common
Take a walk through the Boston Common, which is the oldest park in the country and spans more than 50 acres. It is also the location been used for speeches by such influential voices as Martin Luther King Jr., John Paul II, and Gloria Steinem.
2. Walk the Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5 mile path that takes you through 16 of the city’s most historical sites, the Boston Common being one of them. Some other sites include the Paul Revere house, the Bunker Hill Monument, the State House, and more than a dozen more.
Admission: Free (however each historical site may have their own associated fee)
3. Dine at The North End Fish Market
Visit The North End Fish Market and divulge in lobster tail or enjoy their fresh sushi. Praised by locals as being one of the best places for catching fresh seafood, you won’t want to deny your taste buds this delectable experience.
Price: Tuna Roll for $4.95
4. Take a Swan Boat Tour
Located in the Boston Public Garden, the Swan Tours are a Bostonian traditional dating back over 130 years. They are seen as a welcome sign of the spring and are in the shape of the Trumpeter Swans.
Children $1.50 (age 2 to 15 years)
5. Shop at the Faneuil Hall Market Place
Located in the center of Boston, this 270-year-old shopping area is thriving with activity. Stop by one of your favorite stores for a commerce pick-me-up, or relax at one of their several dozen restaurants.
6. Grab a Bowl of Clam Chowder at Morse Fish Company
Enjoy Boston’s stable cuisine of clam chowder at the well-known Morse Fish Company. Served hot and with a side of oyster crackers, it is a great treat for a hearty lunch!
Price: $4.95 for a cup
7. Go Coed
Boston’s biggest export is its educated population since it can boast as being the backdrop to some of the country’s most elite universities including Harvard and MIT. Take a day to stroll around these historic campuses that are adorned with lavish architecture and landscapes.
8. Visit the Larz Anderson Auto Exhibit
Whether you recently donated your vehicle and are looking for inspiration for your next purchase or just an automobile virtuoso or anything in between, the Larz Anderson Auto Exhibit is a fun family activity. Home to America’s oldest car collection, the museum has been around for over 75 years. The exhibit has a great collection of both new and old vehicles and is a great way to learn about the automobile world.
Military, Seniors, Students, and Children 6-12: $5
Children under 6 are free
9. Peruse Newbury Street
One of Boston’s most charming streets, it is eight blocks of boutiques, dining, and salons. There is something for everyone to enjoy on Newbury.
10. Attend an Exhibit at SOWA
On the first Friday of every month you can visit the SOWA Artist’s Guild free and be able to meet the artists and view their newest work. The mission of these events is to cultivate an appreciation of the arts in the Boston community.
Do you live in Boston or have visited and notice some must-sees or dos left off the list? Leave a comment or message us on Facebook with your suggestions. We always love hearing your feedback!