Thanksgiving at Plimoth Plantation

thanksgiving plimoth plantation

Celebrate this year’s harvest season in a truly American way by spending some time exploring historic Boston attractions— after all, Massachusetts is the birthplace of Thanksgiving. In the United States, the first Thanksgiving celebration is usually traced back to a feast held in 1621 on Plimoth Plantation between the colonists and the Wampanoag Indians, inspired by the fruitful harvest. This fall, experience Thanksgiving as the Pilgrims and Native Americans did when you visit Plimoth Plantation. Things to Do at Plimoth Plantation Just 40 miles south of Boston, on a 100-acre stretch of land overlooking Cape Cod Bay, step back in time as you enter 17th-century colonial and Native American communities. These authentically reproduced attractions feature costumed actors, modern day … [Read more...]

The 2012 Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

If you’ve ever been to Boston on Marathon Monday, you know that the Boston Marathon is much more than just a race. Every April, hundreds of thousands of spectators flock to the city and its surrounding towns to watch the world-renowned marathon that takes place on Patriots’ Day (yes, that’s an official holiday in Massachusetts) each year. The 116th Boston Marathon will be held on Monday, April 16, 2012—just days away! The 26.2-mile marathon is the oldest annual city race in the world, and ranks as one of the most prestigious athletic events. It is known for its long history, challenging course, and entry eligibility requirements (every runner must have finished a certified marathon within a particular time frame determined by the age of the runner). The Marathon is a big deal … [Read more...]

Harry Potter Scavenger Hunt at Harvard Museum of Natural History

With the release of the final Harry Potter movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" two weeks away, the Harvard Museum of Natural History is hosting a Harry Potter scavenger hunt to help all you muggles get in the wizarding spirit. Grab your HMNH “Marauder’s Map,” and explore the museum galleries while testing the depth of your knowledge about Harry’s world. Admission to the museum is included with our Go Boston Card. The scavenger hunt is free with admission and runs from now until November  28, 2010. Take the Red line to Harvard Square and the HMNH museum is a short 8 minute walk from the T stop. … [Read more...]

Save Money & Time Visting Boston with the Go Boston Card

Most people who buy city passes (aka "attraction passes") like the Go Boston Card do so because they want to save money. And both these options as a great way to see the sights, visit museums, and take in tours and cruises. But there are additional benefits that people don’t always know come with these products unless they have previously used one that go beyond the savings. Besides money, what is your most precious resource on vacation? An ability to handle jet lag? Memory for your digital camera? Map reading skills? Sure, those things can be good. But a better answer is time. In fact, it is time that arguably is the MOST precious resource on vacation. You can earn more money, but no one has figured out a way to earn more time. And while on vacation, the more time you get to spend … [Read more...]

Cheap Eats in Boston

Happy Hour; Photo taken by Flickr user aresauburn Everyone is looking to save a buck these days (or several bucks in my case), but why compromise your social life and sense of fun in order to do so?  We can still plan a vacation and dine out with friends and family, we just have to be super savvy about how we do it.  In that spirit, I’ve pinpointed a few of the hottest happy hour spots in Boston so that your appetite doesn’t feel the pinch of your purse strings! And if that’s not enough, I’ve also identified some nearby attractions, which are all included for free with the Go Boston Card. Area: Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market, Boston Top Spot: McCormick and Schmick’s – This popular eatery among tourists offers one of the best happy hour menus in the city. They have two … [Read more...]

New Go Boston Card Site

The Go Boston Card web site has a completely new look. The old site has been replaced with a new site that offers a number of improvements for customers. First, the site has been folded in under a new top navigation bar that allows customers see all of the Go Cards and Explorer Passes offered by Smart Destinations. Previously, each Card had its own separate site which meant most customers were not even aware they could get Cards in other destinations. Second, more information has been placed at customers' finger tips. They can learn how the card works, where it is accepted, read reviews by other customers, and see all the VIP extras on the same page. Images and descriptions have been upgraded, navigation streamlined and improved, and other changes have also been made to the … [Read more...]