Blog: Boston on a Budget

Six Tips for Backpacking Through Boston

Boston may seem like an expensive city to live in or visit. However, if you want to see the best Boston offers, backpacking through the city may be the best choice. Not only will you save money, but you will also see the true charm of the city.

Traveling through Boston on a budget is possible. We’ve compiled a few tips to help you backpack in Boston and get the most out of your visit.

Book Your Travel Tickets at the Best Time

If possible, avoid air travel and take the bus. However, if you plan to fly, booking your ticket to arrive and depart on weekdays will save you money. According to economist Makoto Watanabe, the best time to buy an airline ticket if you’re looking for the lowest prices is: eight weeks before your flight.

In short, it’s always a good idea to book early or you may miss out on a great deal.

Eat Smart in Boston

Just like any other large city, some of the restaurants can be very expensive. However, if you choose local food trucks, authentic shops and local diners, you can save money on your dining. Staying at 40Berkeley is a great option, as well, because you receive free breakfast to get your day started right.

Take Advantage of Free Attractions

Museum tickets and entrance fees into venues can be very expensive. However, with the 40Berkeley free museum pass program, you won’t need to spend as much on the attractions you want to see. This program can save you up to $22.95.

Use Free Admission Dates

Many of the museums provide free admission on specific days. For example, the Institute of Contemporary Art allows free admission on Thursdays after 5pm. If you are a student, take advantage of special discounts to students, such as Frog Pond College Nights (show your current college ID and get a half-price admission for just $2!) and the Museum of Fine Arts also have free admission programs.

Book Your Room for a Low Rate

Getting your room for a low rate can help save you plenty of cash. Some of the mainstream hotel chains are not always the best choice. Booking your stay in the winter provides lower rates on rooms to stay at 40Berkeley.

Plenty of Seasonal Events

Backpacking in Boston during the Christmas season provides a chance for some very unique events. This is the case with every season of the year and there’s always something exciting happening within the city. If you plan to visit before the end of 2013, you can enjoy tree lighting events, holiday shows and plenty of New Year’s Eve parties.

By using these tips and backpacking through Boston, you can discover a city full of excitement, charm and history. Your trip doesn’t have to break the bank. Use the above tips and travel through Boston on a budget.