Boston Summer Attraction Discounts

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One of the top spots to visit on the East Coast is Boston and there’s no better time to go than during the summertime. With the Go Boston Card Attractions Pass, you’ll lock up access to 51 of the top destinations in the city for a price that will leave you feeling wicked smart. In addition to the Boston Summer Discounts that the pass offers, it also includes admission to select Boston Red Sox games, the New England Aquarium Whale Watch, Gray Line Boston Tours and the Boston Duck Tour. FenwayPark is heating up this summer as the Boston Red Sox get on track in 2014 and try to defend their World Championship from last year. The Go Boston Card offers access to select dates at the park in May, June, July, August and even September when the Red Sox will be taking on exciting opponents from both the American and National Leagues. Game tickets include special VIP Early Park Access … [Read more...]

Top Boston Summer Food Events

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Summer in the city of Boston isn’t always talked about on vacation shows or blogs, but it’s certainly one of the best times to visit. There’s always a sense of relief after the warm weather blows into town and chases out the cold, especially during years like this when the winter was particularly brutal Smart Destinations can get you a wicked good deal on most of the top places to visit in the city with the Boston Attractions Pass and there are certainly lots of other things you might want to see as well. Although it’s based out of Cooperstown, N.Y., which is certainly Yankee territory, Brewery Ommegang has chosen to host one of its eight HopChef competitions in Boston. During the HopChef Boston competition on May 21 at The Boston Center for the Arts, some of Boston’s best chefs will attempt to create a unique dish that perfectly pairs a particular beer with a savory … [Read more...]

Boston Summer Events 2014

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A long New England winter and less then ideal spring temperatures mean Bostonians and their neighbors are itching to get out and about this summer to enjoy their favorite Boston attractions. From May to August, you can join in on any of a wide variety of festivities in the Greater Boston area—music festivals, whale watch cruises, and sporting events are just the beginning of the list. Start your summer a little early with the Independent Film Festival Boston, which concludes its 12th annual installment on April 30th. The Coolidge Corner Theater in Brookline, the Brattle Theater in Cambridge, and the Somerville Theater host a rotating schedule of films ranging from full-length narratives features to documentaries and animated shorts. Skip to mid-May and you’ll find Boston summer in full swing. Celebrate local beer, local music, and the long anticipated arrival of summer weather … [Read more...]

Boston Vacation Tips

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Whether you are planning to come to Boston in order to soak up some history, look at a college, take in a Red Sox game or just have a good old-fashioned visit in one America’s greatest cities, there are certainly a few Boston Vacation Tips that might make your trip a little bit easier. The first one of those is purchasing a Boston Attractions Pass in order to get free admission to 51 Boston different attractions for one low price, but the advice certainly doesn’t stop there. Long thought of as an “early city,” Boston actually extended the subway system’s hours earlier this month and now offers service between 12:30 a.m. and 3 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Although not everyone will necessarily be excited about this development, riders and visitors to the city have embraced the new hours and the program’s “Use it or lose it” mantra is certainly being taken to … [Read more...]

New England Aquarium Tourism

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In a town that is full of top attractions and exciting destinations, the New England Aquarium is truly a “must-see” spot in Boston. For nearly 50 years, the New England Aquarium has been of the most popular places for people to go whether they are visiting the Hub for a day, a weekend or even just a couple of hours. The aquarium’s unique combination of education, entertainment and fun annually draws about 1.3 million visitors each year – you could be next! Even if you’ve been fortunate enough to explore the New England Aquarium in the past, it’s well-worth another trip because its centerpiece exhibit, the Giant Ocean Tank, has undergone a massive renovation that has brought more aquatic animals into the tank than ever before. In addition to the New England Aquarium, Boston Attractions like the Harvard Museum of Natural History, Boston Children's Museum and Boston Bike … [Read more...]

Discount Red Sox Tickets

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It’s the second week of April, the snow is gone for good (hopefully) and that means that baseball season will be going on for the six months or so for most teams and for a little bit longer for the skilled squads that end up in the playoffs. One of the preseason favorites to end up in the postseason is last year’s defending World Championship team – the Boston Red Sox. The Sox may have not started out so hot this season (they were 4-5 as of April 10), but all of the teams in their ultra-competitive division, the AL East, have started off in relatively the same fashion and it figures to be a race that may go all the way until the last weeks, or even days, of the season. If you’d like a chance to be part of the race this season, consider purchasing Discount Red Sox Tickets to go along with your Go Boston Card from Smart Destinations! As part of a special promotion for … [Read more...]

2014 Boston Marathon Tourism

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In its 118th year, the Boston Marathon is back with more tenacity than ever before. On Monday, April 21st, the community of Boston will come together to prove their strength and rally behind the incredible 36,000 athletes who will give their all to make it to the finish of the 26.2-mile legendary Boston course. Whether you’re participating as a runner, a runner’s family member, a Bostonian, or a spectator from across the globe, you’re part of the strength, determination, community, and shared conviction that make the Marathon such an important event. For Spectators: The Quick Facts This year’s marathon is anticipated to draw more spectators than ever before—perhaps over one million. Many of the quintessential Marathon traditions remain unchanged, while new safety measures and alerts provide improved security and peace of mind.   The Course As always, runners will … [Read more...]

Spring at Boston Museum of Fine Arts

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One of our favorite places for artistic inspiration is the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. This spring, you’ll discover exhibits and artwork that span various exciting areas of human creativity, from craftwork to Caravaggio to Cezanne. Along with the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the MFA presents the best of the art world. No trip to Beantown is complete without an afternoon spent at this famous institution! Explore the colors of spring through the art of quiltwork, with a new exhibition of fascinating quilt art from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection. The exhibit, entitled, “Quilts and Color” showcases the creativity and innovation of these works of art reinterpreted a functional household item in a whole new way. A collection acquired by Paul Pilgrim and Gerald Roy, this selection of almost 60 different works explores the variations of … [Read more...]

Top Boston Tourist Attractions

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You know it’s springtime in New England when it’s barely 40 degrees Fahrenheit outside and yet everyone is happily dancing about in shorts and flip flops. We endure long winters here, and we waste no time with this in-between weather—Bostonians are an all or nothing type of people. Just as Boston’s people can be seen out and about celebrating the end of winter, outdoor Boston attractions also start to open up this time of year. You’ll frequently spot Boston Duck Tours full of camera-happy tourists and Red Sox fans making their way to Fenway Park. If you’re traveling to Boston, now is the time to do it! You’ll want to be here when spring breathes life back into the city after a long (but quaint) winter slumber. Wondering what Boston attractions are “must-sees” this time of year? Well, that depends on your interests. Luckily, a Boston attractions pass features free … [Read more...]

Miami Vacation Tips

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Spring has officially sprung, and before you know it you’re bound to become “afflicted” with the travel bug—if you haven’t already! Fortunately, this is one fever you’ll be glad you caught. This year, perhaps the bug will take you to Miami, Florida. Miami is one of the nation’s most popular tourist destinations and is home to picture-perfect beaches like the ones you see on postcards. However, if you’re not the type to lie in the sand all day, or if you really want to see what Miami culture is all about, you won’t stop with the beaches. You’ll discover a myriad of diverse Miami attractions, spanning the realms of art, history, outdoor recreation, and scientific discovery. To make the most of your Miami vacation, follow these simple tips! Know Your Neighborhoods Like most big metropolises, Miami’s neighborhoods are as diverse as their residents. The first thing you … [Read more...]