Stacy: Boston on a Budget

It’s no secret that Boston can be expensive. With finals season approaching, you might need to take a study break or two. Rather than stay indoors or just get the usual Sunset or Super 88 with your squad…. why don’t you go on an adventure too? There are plenty of free things to do, especially with great weather just around the corner. Check ’em out!

The Lawn on D

Check out this outdoor venue on D Street in Southie. It’s a large grassy area with live music, lawn games, fun ~Instagram-able~ swings, and other events! It opens May 4th for the season.

SoWa Open Market

SoWa Open Market is Boston’s largest gathering of local artisans and entrepreneurs. Each weekend features over 150 vendors, and it’s fun to explore and shop around! It’s open every Saturday and Sunday starting April 29th from 10am-4pm.

Vamos a la playa! 

The beach isn’t as as far away as you think! Take the Blue line of the T to Wonderland, or take a $10 uber to Revere Beach! It might not be the exclusive, resort-like beach you’d plan a vacation to… but it will get your beach fix in!

Museum of Fine Arts

If you haven’t been here yet, go! It is free for students with your student ID.

Free Concerts at the Hatch Shell

The Boston Landmarks Orchestra holds free summer concerts weekly! There are also tons of free things held at the Hatch Shell – but I can attest that this group is extra awesome. Quality concerts and a fun way to enjoy the community.

Sam Adams Brewery

There are free Sam Adams Brewery tours, with a $2 donation suggestion. This beer, whether you like it or not, hold a great place in Boston history. Check it out! Maybe enjoy a pint or two while you’re there too.

So, enjoy & good luck on finals!

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