Boston, Massachusetts, is one of America's oldest and largest cities, with a metropolitan population of over eight million. Its status as a leading national center of tourism, education and culture earns Boston the added distinction of being among America's most expensive cities. For all that, Boston and its vicinity offers plenty of attractions that the whole family can enjoy without breaking the bank.
Big cities like Boston are largely associated with high-end shopping, but there are still great deals to be found if you know where to look. The thrift shops of Allston and across the Charles River in Cambridge are where cash-strapped college students buy their clothes, and much else besides. Out in the suburbs, the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets feature 170 stores over 600,000 square feet of floor space.
There's a famous old toast which describes Boston as "the home of the bean and the cod." While seafood is certainly still plentiful in this port city, centuries of immigration have greatly diversified the local cuisine. Today's Bostonians and their guests enjoy everything from pizza to chop suey to Ethiopian delicacies. The city's cosmopolitan character and extensive urban area guarantees that even in the far-flung suburbs where the cheaper hotels are located, the pickiest people can still find places to eat in andover ma.
Four Hundred Years of History
Founded by the Puritans in 1630, colonial Boston was America's most prominent city. Boston was the epicenter of events surrounding the American Revolution, many of which are memorialized in the Boston National Historical Park. A joint project of the city and the federal government, all attractions are either free or in the $5-10 range, with discounts for seniors and children.
Don't let financial worries stop you from booking your trip to Boston. With so many things to do here, you won't regret your stay.