Planning a trip to Boston?
Take a look at the Black Friday deals and sales on offer for Boston travel, and scoop up savings of up to 30% or more through Thanksgiving weekend.
Similar special deals days such as Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday follow right after Black Friday and may give you more chances to save.
Black Friday for 2023 on Friday, November 25. Cyber Monday is on November 28.
Some of the sales last several days or even more than a week, and may start up to a week before Thanksgiving this year.
Here's a round-up of some of the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals for saving on travel to Paris - and many other locales.
Keep checking back, because we post more additions as they get revealed.
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Black Friday Deals from Booking.com
Booking.com's Black Friday deal saves you a phenomenal 30% or more off select hotels and apartments in Boston and other destinations.
Here's how it works: Book your hotel or apartment between November 17 through December 1. Stay anytime from November 17, 2023 through December 31, 2023 of next year, which is a fantastic deal AND one of the most generously long usage periods we've seen.
How to get Booking.com's Black Friday discount: To receive the 30% and higher savings, you must make your reservations through the Booking.com Black Friday deals page, which will show you all the fantastic deals available for the location where you want to stay.
All you have to do is go to the booking page, enter your destination and travel dates, and you'll see the travel deals. Don't wait to book because the best properties in the top locations will fill up fast.
And don't forget - your savings on these deals will be at least 30%!
The fine print from Booking.com: Minimum 30% discount available on new accommodation bookings at participating properties indicated by the “Black Friday Deals” badge on the search results and room selection pages. Bookings must be made before 09:00 am CET on 01/12/22 for stays with check-in from 17/11/22 and check-out on or before 31/12/23. Discount applies to the cost of room only (excluding any additional fees or taxes). If you make any changes to your booking you may lose your discount and be liable for the full amount. Discount cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotions. Room rates labelled “Partner Offer” are excluded from this promotion. This offer is provided by the participating property and subject to availability.
Black Friday Deals for Boston Harbor Cruises
Save 20% on Classic Harbor Line's Northern Lights and Adirondack III highly-rated Boston Harbor cruises when you book between now and November 30.
This offer includes all cruises and gift cards - a fantastic deal!
Enter promo code CYBER20 when booking to get your 20% discount.
- Northern Lights Sunset Cruise - Unwind on this popular after-work cruise
- Cocoa & Carols Holiday Cruise - Sip hot chocolate as you listen to jazzy holiday music - Book now
- Holiday Brunch Cruise - See historic sights and panoramic views around Boston Harbor as you enjoy brunch and holiday cheer - Book now
- An Irish Christmas Carol Cruise - Raise your glass and toast the holidays as a live band plays merry Irish holiday ballads - Book now
- New Year's Day Brunch Cruise - Welcome the New Year with a tasty hot 3-course brunch
- Gift Card - Give the perfect holiday gift!
- Adirondack III Day Sail - Enjoy cool breezes and the afternoon sun on this relaxing sightseeing sail around Boston Harbor and the Inner Harbor Islands
- Adirondack III Sunset Sail - Relax as the setting sun turns the sky brilliant colors during this sunset sailing experience
- City Lights Champagne Cruise on Northern Lights - Unwind with a glass of champagne as relaxing music plays softly in the background
- Boston Harbor Cruise on Northern Lights - Soak up Boston's unique sites and rich history on this popular sightseeing cruise around the Harbor
Black Friday Deals from Hotels.com
Hotels.com's Black Friday deal offers you savings of up to 50% off select properties in Boston and other U.S. cities (plus other places around the world). Best of all, most offer free cancellation, which means you can lock in savings right now with no risk if your plans change later.
To see the special savings deals for Boston, enter "Boston, Massachusetts" and your dates into the search bar.
Hotel rates in Boston have soared recently - so these extra Black Friday savings make travel more affordable.
Black Friday Sales at Amazon
Black Friday sales at Amazon.com range from good to phenomenal. And they're starting earlier than ever this year - and with deeper discounts!
The fastest way to find Amazon's deals on what you want is to go to the Black Friday deals page and enter what you're looking for in the search box at the top.
For example, let's say you want to block out most of the noise from your flight when traveling to and from Boston but still enjoy fantastic audio quality while listening to music. Just enter wireless noise-canceling headphones into the search box, and you'll see a page of deals, with Deals of the Day at the top.
But you can also just scroll down the page to see what's available, or click on one of the product category icons at the top.
Amazon's Black Friday discounts and deals typically start on the Friday before Thanksgiving and run through Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving - but this year, they're offering Early Black Friday Deals starting right now!
Black Friday Deals from CheapOAir
Get Black Friday/Cyber Monday savings at CheapOAir.com on their already-low prices when you use the code BFRIDAY35 at checkout when booking flights.
How much can you save on flights with CheapOAir.com? Up to $35.
Here's how to do it: Book Your Trip by December 5 and at checkout, enter BFRIDAY35 to save on flights.
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Why You Can Save BIG on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
If you're not from the U.S., you may be wondering: What exactly is Black Friday? Or Cyber Monday? And how does Thanksgiving come into play?
In short, Black Friday is the day after the American Thanksgiving holiday (the 4th Thursday in November) when shoppers traditionally flood into retail stores (or browse online) to start holiday shopping.
To compete for customers, retailers offer big discounts on Black Friday - but many merchants now extend the sales throughout all of the week. Online vendors vie for shoppers with their own large discounts on Cyber Monday, the first day of the following week - but as part of the general grab for customers, online sales start well before Thanksgiving as well.
Bottom line? Over the past couple of decades, Black Friday and Cyber Monday have become the most important sales period of the year for savvy shoppers as brands around the world have started offering the discounts.