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Beantown for a Buck

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It is possible to enjoy Boston without spending a fortune.  In fact, many of the city's most famous destinations can be enjoyed gratis.  That's what happens in towns that have as much history and beautiful outdoor space as Boston does. The following places and activities are completely FREE and open to the public, so there's really no excuse not to check them out. Enjoy!  
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    I love anything involving pasta and/or cheese, so naturally I'm a huge fan of the North End, Boston's little Italy. I like to come here when I want to get away from the... more
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    Willow trees, swan boats, statues and tulips. These are the things that come to mind when I think of the Public Garden. What a wonderful place for a stroll, picnic, or mid-afternoon... more
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    I'll admit that I didn't actually know much about the USS Constitution before I visited, but I'm a born-and-raised New Englander, so naturally I'm an avid... more
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    I love love love the Charles RIver Esplanade. It is a fitness nut's paradise, with beautiful riverside paths perfect for walking, running, biking and roller blading. And... more
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    Every Sunday from May to October, artists, farmers, foodtrucks and shoppers gather in the South End for this fun and vibrant outdoor market. I love just walking through the place... more
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    When a friend of mine first proposed that we visit the Mt. Auburn cemetery, I wasn't really sure what to think. I'd heard of the Granary Burial Ground, with Sam Adams and... more
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    I like the ICA because it's different every time you go. And I just love the some of the weird, oddball stuff that's on display here. I may not always understand the... more
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    While Hostels are huge overseas, they don’t seem to have really caught on in the US yet (we American’s aren't ones for sharing), so I was really curious to check out Hostelling... more
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    I'm taking off a star, since this is maybe one of the most crowded, touristy spots on the planet, but I'd be lying if I said I didn't have a good time when I come to... more
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    The Sam Adams Brewery Tour and tasting is the perfect thing to do with visitors from out of town. It's incredibly Bostony, the tour guides a clever and fun, and the tasting is... more
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    I'll admit it. I didn't actually step foot in the Boston Public Library before I was forced into its depths on Election Day. But once I was finally inspired to explore it,... more
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    So maybe you're not a history buff. I get it--I'm not either. But even I can admit that the Freedom Trail is a seriously cool and genuinely unique landmark. It's... more
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    While you very well may encounter a good number of overprivileged yuppies and self-important professor types wandering around the square, you shouldn't let this stop you... more