Summer Sensations at the Boston Museum of Science

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There’s a lot happening this summer at the Boston Museum of Science. As usual, the museum curators have stepped up their game for the summer months, bringing you an array of exhibits, events, and shows for a summer filled with exploration and imagination. Your kids’ favorite exhibition this season might seem a bit more crass than you’d expect from the Museum, but it’s guaranteed to capture your attention and provide a deeply educational and fascinating look at the human body. GROSSOLOGY: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body – inspired by the Penguin Group book hit book Grossology – opened May 25th at the MoS and runs through September 1. In this exhibit, children (and their families, too!) will learn about the weirdest and most obnoxious body functions through displays … [Read more...]

Boston July 4th 2014 Attractions

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Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to celebrate the Fourth of July? Boston is New England’s prime destination for Independence Day festivities. This only makes sense—Boston is, after all, the cradle of the American Revolution! Because the Fourth conveniently falls on a Friday this year, many are looking forward to a long summer weekend. What a perfect opportunity to spend some time in Beantown while partaking in some of the many Independence Day activities Boston boasts. Make sure to use a Go Boston Card attractions pass to save money on the most historic Boston attractions.   Fireworks Spectacular on the Esplanade Boston’s most well-known 4th of July celebration, the Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular, gets better every year. The world famous Boston Pops Orchestra … [Read more...]

Cheap Boston Attraction Tickets

Cheap Boston Attraction Tickets

Everyone thinks of New England as the ideal autumn destination, but Boston in the summertime is just as fun! It’s also a smart place to take the whole family, with flight and hotel prices less expensive than many other east coast destinations during the summer season. Of course, you’ll still need to be a savvy explorer once you arrive in Boston; why not pick up a few discounted Boston attraction tickets to save on all the tours, museums, and attractions you visit? Enjoy temperate Boston summers with a healthy dose of outdoor activities. Check out the famed Swan Boats of Boston, charming paddleboats in the lush Boston Public Gardens. Another iconic Boston attraction is the Freedom Trail Tour, a guided walk around the historical hotspots of downtown Boston. It’s a handy … [Read more...]

US Summer Attraction Discounts

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If you’re a budget sightseer like I am, you’re probably looking for the best deals when it comes to travel—whether it’s local or long distance. Often times, travelers only pay attention to finding the best deals on accommodations and transportation, forgetting about the costs accrued through actually doing things and enjoying the adventure. This doesn’t have to be the case. It’s easy to get the best attraction discounts when you know where to look. No matter where you are in the country, city attractions passes will conveniently save you money on admission prices. Keep reading to discover my favorite attractions in the Northeast, Midwest, West Coast, and Florida. The Northeast As a New Englander, I know there’s no better time to enjoy the Northeast United States than … [Read more...]

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 … [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 … [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 … [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 … [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, … [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 … [Read more...]