8 Free Things to Do in Boston

Boston, one of the most historic cities of the Unites States and one of the most popular destinations of the country. This city in the heart of Massachusetts has an endless list of things to do, historical places to visit and parks. A few of the attractions are free for everyone to enjoy without having to spend a lot of money.

8 Family Friendly and Free Things to Do in Boston:

1. Freedom Trail – It is a red stripe of paint or bricks that goes across the city. The Freedom trail of Boston takes you along a few of the most important historic sites of the city. There are guided tours being offered. They are great but going on your own allows you to go at your own pace and hop on and off as you wish.

free things to do in boston

2. Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall – These two historic buildings are part of the modern Faneuil Hall Market Place. Quincy market is a beautiful structure where food has been sold since 1826. On the other side Faneuil Hall has been a place where tons of meetings have taken place. It is often referred to as #the Cradle of Liberty”.

Quincy Market, Boston Downtown

3. Visit Harvard and MIT – These two are among the best universities in the country. They have also played a very important role in the country’s history. You don’t need to pay a cent to stroll around the historic buildings of Harvard or to explore the infinite corridor of MIT.

Historic Harvard, Landmark

4. Boston Parks – The Commons and Public Bardens of Boston are a cool place for families to visit. They offer a safe environment for an outdoors adventure. There are over 2,200 acres of land that are available for exploring.

Boston Commons and Public Gardens

5. Haymarket – It isn’t only free to visit it, but the produce you can find here is extremely cheap! This open air market in Boston has been there every Friday and Saturday since 1830 offering all sorts of fresh food.

Haymarket in Boston

6. Climb to the Top of the Bunker Hill MonumentThe monument stands 221 feet tall and marks the site for the first major battle of the American Revolution. There are no elevators here, so if you want to get to the top you will have to climb 294 to be able to enjoy the gorgeous views.

7. JFK Trail – It consists of a series of places in Boston that used to be frequented by President John F. Kennedy. You can pay for a tour of it but you can also find the map on the internet and do it on your own for free.

8. Tour the USS Constitution – It is the oldest commissioned warship in the world. it started to serve as a museum in 1907 after being restored. The mission of the USS Constitution museum is to promote understanding of the Navy’s role in war and peace.

I’m sure that once you are there you will be able to find more things to do that your whole family can do for free. There are also many attractions in Boston that are really cheap.

 

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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