Boston discounts on attractions, coupons, sightseeing passes, and deals can save you big money on almost every part of your vacation - hotels, tours, attractions, Boston Harbor and Charles River cruises, museums, sports, events, theater shows, sightseeing, and even day trips.
Discounts on Boston attractions, cruises, shows, hotels, and more start at around 10% and go up to 50% - 90% off.
Use enough deals, coupons, and discounts, and you can slash the cost of your Boston vacation. Why pay more?
Here's what you'll find in this roundup of how to save BIG in Boston:
- How much can you save with Boston discount passes?
- Should you check for discounts at Groupon?
- Where can you find up to half price off on shows, cruises, and tours?
- What is the best place to find hotel discounts?
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Boston Discount Passes for Attractions, Museums, & Cruises
Discount passes give you a great option for saving on admission to museums, attractions, cruises, and sightseeing.
Once you buy a discount card, it gives you free admission for a specified number of days. Depending on which card you get and how much you use it, you can save almost 50% or more.
Two different types are available in Boston, so choose the one that fits your needs best.
GoBoston Discount Card
Go Boston Card gives you free admission to 40+ top Boston attractions, tours, museums, day trips, and cruises. If you're interested in at least 3-4 attractions, cruises, tours, etc included with the card, getting the card is almost a no-brainer.
You buy the card for a certain number of days (1, 2, 3, 5, or 7), save up to 55% and use the card for as many attractions as you'd like during the card's valid period.
Find out more about Go Boston Card
Boston CityPass Discount Card
Boston CityPASS gives you entrance to 4 top attractions over a 9-day period while letting you save up to 45% of the regular admission cost - almost half off.
You'll save money with Boston CityPASS even if you go to only 3 of the attractions. But you'll probably want to go to all 4 because these truly are top Boston attractions.
Find out more about Boston CityPASS
Another Excellent Option - Get Your Guide
If you only have time for only one or two attractions or activities, check out Get Your Guide's selection of attractions, cruises, tours, and experiences. You can book your tickets online in advance so that you don't waste time standing in line (look for skip-the-line tickets). Get Your Guide always shows discounted prices when they're available.
Here's an example of what Get Your Guide offers:
Save Up to 50% & More with Groupon: Sports, Cruises, Tours, Fun Experiences, Attractions
Groupon offers savings of up to 50% or more on sports, tours, cruises, shows, attractions, and fun experiences (paint night or sushi-making class, anyone?).
Groupon deals are ALWAYS worth checking, because you'll find discounts on activities you won't see anywhere else. And if you're still firming up your plans for your Boston trip, their website will give you some fantastic ideas about how to spend your time here.
Here's a quick preview of what Groupon offers - but click on this link to see much more.
Discounts on Boston Attractions, Tickets, Shows, Cruises, & Sports
Groupon offers savings of up to 50% or more on theater, entertainment, sports events, tours, and cruises.
Groupon sometimes offers tickets for Boston Harbor dinner cruises, and special performances by famous visiting performers such as Cirque du Soleil.
You'll sometimes even see tickets on offer for Boston's winning pro sports teams: Celtics, Bruins, Red Sox, and New England Revolution as well as college sports.
Check out current Groupon deals & offers now
How to Save on Boston Hotels: Discounts, Deals, & Last Minute Savings
It's no secret that Boston hotel rates rank among the highest in North America, especially from April through early November - so finding hotel discounts and deals can save you significant dollars.
The good news is that whether you're looking for last-minute reservations or booking in advance, deals and discounts are always out there, even though finding them isn't always easy. Here's where to start:
You've probably read hotel reviews and checked rates on TripAdvisor- but did you know you can also use this popular website to find the great hotel deals?
The fastest way to do this is to go straight to their Boston, Massachusetts Deals.
They'll show you all the Boston hotel deals and discounts offered by leading hotels for specific dates - so if you know what your travel dates are, this is the best place to look. To find the cheapest deals, click on Sort by and choose Price (low to high).
The second way to find deals on TripAdvisor is check their Last Minute Hotels. Last Minute Hotels are only available for certain dates - so check this page if your travel dates are flexible.
The easiest way to find what's on offer through Booking.com is to use their booking map to see short-term apartment rentals as well as hotels, B&Bs, and inns. Enter your dates to check what's available when you'll be here:
More about how to save on Boston hotels
Boston insider tip: Sometimes events cause rates to soar on certain days. If your schedule is flexible, enter different dates to see if that makes a difference.
Want More Hotel Savings Information?
Find more about ways to save on hotels on our Boston Hotel Deals page
More Articles about How to Save on Boston Attractions, Cruises, Tours, Sports, Concerts, Events, & More
- Boston Discount Cards - Find out about the best way to save the most on museums, tours, and attractions
- GoBoston Card - How to save the most with this popular discount card
- Boston Events - Check what's happening each month
- Boston Red Sox Tickets - Where to find the best tickets at the best prices
- Inexpensive Boston Hotels - Where to find cheap and discounted hotel rates in the pricey Boston hotel market
Fun Ways to See Boston
Need a Boston Hotel or Apartment?
Use this handy map from Booking.com to find the perfect place to stay. Just enter your dates to find what's available, see the best rates, and make your reservations.