Local parents always ask me how to get great deals on local attractions. After all, it can be expensive to take a family (especially one with more than two kids) anywhere in Boston these days. Here are a few ideas:
If you find yourself visiting local attractions multiple times per year, a membership might be a worthwhile investment. Generally, you’ll get discounts on parking, gift shop purchases, and programs, and may even get free admission through reciprocal museum relationships.
Discounted Nights and Days
Some museums offer discounted nights. For example, the Boston Children’s Museum offers $1 admission on many Friday nights. There are also free admission, such as the one through Bank of America or Free Fun Fridays from the Highland Street Foundation.
Group Buying Programs
Sign up for group buying programs, such as Groupon, BuyWithMe, Savvy Savings and Scholarships, and Eversave. There are always deals for local attractions – just make sure that you use the vouchers before they expire!
Smart Destinations is a site where you can pre-purchase admission to some of Boston’s top attractions. It’s great for visitors to Boston, or those who plan to visit attractions over the course of a short time period. With the Go Card USA you can choose from dozens of local attractions.
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