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Cheap Travel to Boston: 5 Great Attractions for Visitors on a Budget

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Boilers at the Samuel Adams brewery in Boston, Massachusetts. (wikimedia/commons)

By    |   Wednesday, 21 Jan 2015 07:08 PM

Even though Boston is often considered an expensive city, there are many cheap travel attractions for visitors. Boston has a dramatic history complemented by beautiful scenery.

Here are five great attractions to see when you’re on a budget:

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1. Beer lovers can enjoy the taste and behind-the-scenes view of their favorite drink with a tour at the Samuel Adams Brewery on Germania Street. Guests learn about the history of the brewery and beer making as well as the making of special blends.

Group and private tours are available and only a $2 donation is suggested that goes to local charities. Another benefit is a free drink. Along with sample tastes, the tour of Sam Adams also includes a complimentary beer for people of age.

2. Boston Common and Public Garden make a wonderful attraction for visitors on a budget with free admission. Boston Common goes back to the Revolutionary era and has been the site of speeches by famous orators from Martin Luther King Jr. to Pope John Paul II. The area links to a system of connected parks throughout the city.

The Public Garden is a wonderful place to picnic or relax. Enjoy the tulips and cherry trees or a leisurely ride on the swan boats.

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3. Take in a no-cost adventure with a trip through history on The Freedom Trail, a 2.5-mile walking trail in Downtown Boston. The city was a center point of the American Revolution with remnants of the time, such as churches and meeting houses, still there.

Burial grounds, historical markers, and plaques provide a glimpse of history along the trail. Visitors can take the journey with tour guides or get Freedom Trail information at the Boston Common Visitor Center to go on their own.

4. Harvard Square isn’t just for the educated at Harvard University: It's a great place for cheap travel entertainment. Walk through the square and enjoy the shows by more than 300 registered street performers. The winding streets also include cafes, bookshops, boutiques, restaurants, and establishments with lively entertainment.

5. History and entertainment come together at the Bunker Hill Monument at Breed’s Hill. The 221-foot-tall structure stands as a reminder of the first major battle of the American Revolution on June 17, 1775. Although the overpowering British soldiers defeated the poorly organized colonists, almost half of the British soldiers were killed, sparking encouragement to other American Revolutionaries. Visitors can climb the 294 steps of the monument. There is no charge.

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