Massachusetts Hotels to Offer Explorer Passes

Don't be surprised if you see a special Boston Explorer Pass showing up with your room key when you check into your hotel. Thanks to a partnership between the Massachusetts Lodging Association and Smart Destinations (the creator of Explorer Pass), hotels across the state can now offer Explorer Passes directly to their guests. The MLA Explorer Pass gives hotel guests the choice of any one attraction from a list of Massachusetts’ top 54 sights, activities, museums, and tours. The pass acts as the admission ticket for the attraction with nothing further to purchase upon arriving. Attractions available include Boston’s must visit locations such as the New England Aquarium, Museum of Fine Arts, a 2-Day Beantown Trolley Pass, Fenway Park, a Charles Riverboat Cruise, and the Prudential … [Read more...]

Half Priced Tickets for Boston Duck Tours

If you are headed to Boston for a vacation or a visit, there is a good chance you will find yourself on one of the city’s ubiquitous “Ducks.” These WWII vintage amphibious vehicles have been re-purposed for city tours and carry passengers through the streets of Boston before plunging into the Charles River for a waterside view of the city. As fun as this unconventional approach to a city tour can be, the vehicle is only half the story. Each driver is a unique character, giving a competent tour but also enlivening the trip with his or her own personality. A common feature of most Boston Duck Tours is a frequent “quack-quack” emitted in unison by the passengers at (somewhat) unsuspecting passers-by. It might sound hokey, but few fail to get caught up in the fun and even fewer … [Read more...]

Looking for a Car Rental on your next trip to Boston?

Driving; Image taken by Flickr user Peter Gorges There are many components to a successful visit to Boston. Where to stay, what to see, how to get around. We've always been of some help on where to stay and the Go Boston Card has what to see nicely covered. But on how to get around, we traditionally haven't offered as much. So here's a tip for a handy way to get a good deal on car rentals when visiting Boston. Its called Vroom Vroom Vroom, and they have a dedicated Boston page on their site that will let you shop across all the top car rental companies. While new to the U.S., Vroom Vroom Vroom has been around since 2002, when they were founded in Australia. They are the top online site for car rentals there, and in addition to their expansion into the U.S. in 2008, they … [Read more...]