Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Featured, LeTravelista, Portfolio | 0 comments

How to Stay in Boston on the Cheap

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that traveling to the East Coast is typically not cheap, and Boston is no exception to that rule. However, with a little know-how and some planning and budgeting, you can stay in Boston on the cheap.

Getting to Boston

There are two ways for you to get to Boston, fly or drive. If you happen to be an East Coast resident, you may choose to drive to Boston. The states in New England are small, and you can easily drive through several states in one day, making it to Boston in no time at all. However, if you are flying in from anywhere else, Boston Logan International Airport is your destination. As the largest airport in New England, many airlines run deals to and from this location. If your dates are flexible, waiting for an airline special is the way to go.

Local Transportation

One of the best things in Boston is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. Between the trains and buses, you can get around the Boston area quickly and inexpensively. It is better than wasting your money on an expensive car rental and wasting time driving around looking for parking. So pick up a public transit map, take a day to find your way around, and save yourself a lot of time and money.

Boston Hotels

Hotels in downtown Boston, specifically in the Boston Common, are higher priced than hotels on the outskirts of town. Although it is nice to stay right inside the city, when you are looking to travel to Boston on the cheap, consider staying somewhere such as the Four Points By Sheraton Norwood. With a train station nearby, you can take a quick 20 minute ride on the train to reach the middle of the city and all the action. Additionally the Boston Marriott Copley Place and Embassy Suites Boston Logan Airport are good choices for hotels in Boston.

Boston Food

There are many great restaurants in the Boston area. From restaurants that serve outstanding clam chowder and lobster mac and cheese to traditional Italian fare, there is something for everyone in Boston. It is typically recommended that guests visit the North End for the best food in Boston. Although the North End has fabulous food, the challenge here is to find great food at an affordable price. Affordable food is not always the case in the North End.

A great way to save on food costs yet experience all the fantastic food that Boston has to offer is to hit up happy hour specials. In other cities throughout the United States, the focus at happy hour is on drink specials. In Boston, this is illegal, so the focus turns to food. If you are looking for the Boston happy hour tips as well as a list of the best places to visit Boston during happy hour check out “What? No Happy Hour in Boston.”

Boston may not typically be considered a place you can travel to inexpensively; however as you can see, with a little knowledge and planning, you can stay in Boston on the cheap.

Author bio: Carrie Dahle is a multi-talented writer living no place in particular. Why, because she is too busy traveling. Her travels have included bike riding down volcanoes, maneuvering the waves of Hawaii, sailing the seas of the Caribbean, and so much more. While Carrie has spent countless hours in copywriting, and producing website content, she has transformed herself into a fantastic travel writer and is currently working on the #‎HipmunkCityLove Project. 


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