Top 8 Best Affordable Weekend Getaways On Fall !

Best Time to Visit: Fall ( September To November), You can expect cooler nights and even snowfall in late Octobers and in Novembers.

We all need a break from our super  Hectic schedules just to unwind our energies and resume to our work life and weekend trips that too in your pockets are a good deal to your mind and soul.

You all must have read about Top Free Things To Do while you landed in Boston, MA.

I have come across with another super affordable weekend getaways especially for Girls that you can enjoy without stressing much on your pockets.

The states forming part of New England offer just a day’s trip or Bus ride from city Boston or New York. If you are good at Driving and directions, then renting a car seems to be a great option for you in case you don’t own one.

You can go through the easy online process of Zipcar and they also offer free driving for joining which is affordable even for college students to rent a car near you at any Daytime. Be sure to check them out before planning the below options.

 I am listing here Top 8 Getaways which are cost-friendly, easily covered by Road and only 3 hours drive away and Girls Friendly!

 

1) The Berkshires-From Boston, NYC, or Philadelphia: If you love to be a part of arts and culture weekend then the Berkshires will surely fill your travel appetite. The Berkshires is a perfect getaway for even girls- so girls go pack your Bags and get ready to enjoy!

 

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The beautiful small town is nestled in the mountains which are gifted with an amazing art, music, theater, and the natural phenomenon tapestry with the shades of all bright colors of Orange, Red, and gold. You can even enjoy Spa’s here isn’t that sounds like a perfect getaway!

Where To Eat: Haven Cafe & Bakery is very good and affordable option for Breakfast whereas Six Depot Roastery and Cafe are good for both Breakfast and lunch.

Where to Stay:  You can stay at Premier Inn Reading ( Caversham Bridge) Hotel at Richfield Avenue which is close to the Banks of the  River Thames and the Marina. The Hotel offer Breakfast buffet with free parking area and Non- smoking zone at moderately affordable tariffs.

 

2) The Mendocino-From San Francisco: Once Mendo in San Francisco which is 155 miles away had faced a very destructive fate when an Artist from San Francisco infused into life and reformed its destiny.

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Presently, the city is popularly known as Mendo, since it is famous for its art and culture, Beer, Wine and Mushroom festival which locals celebrate in November and not to forget their nightlife followed by gallery inaugurations and performances, and art lovers.

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This art-inspired getaway has a spectacular scenery, with windswept  cliffs and waves against the jagged ocean.

Quick Tip: There is an excellent stop between Mendo and San Francisco is The Philo Apple Farm.

This place offers you to stay and cook options while you can also pick up jams, ciders, and chutneys.

Where To Eat: Goodlife Cafe and Bakery is a very good affordable option for  lunch and Brunch. They have a standard Menu for all kind of diet preferences, targeting their gluten-free crowd.

You may not find much crowd on Friday and Saturday but Sunday is little crowdy but worth waiting.

Second option we have on our list is Paysanne is a good option for who have sweet tooth. They serve organic Ice-cream, natural candies, and confections.

Where to Stay: You can stay at Mendocino Hotel Garden or Mendocino village’s Blue Door Inn, both hotels will give you affordable deals.

 

3) East Naples,FL- From Miami: The place is situated at 108 miles away from Miami and preferred for Girl’s weekend getaways. If you are planning your weekends on some beach or you like to spend  time on beaches then head yourself  without thinking to downtown Naples,Florida.

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The place is an ultimate combination of downtown bars, restaurants, and Naples Botanical Garden with beautiful beach culture making a place to spend peaceful  yet enjoyable weekend spot with all your friends and family.

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There is this Dolphin Explorer which is based in Naples and Marco Island promises to bring out finest Eco-Tour in South-West, Florida.

Where To Eat: You can check out Barbatella for its Italian delicacies like oven cooked Pizza and in-house pasta, Country House East for quick breakfast among ample of choices which is located just outside the downtown in Naples and if you have a craving for Some Mexican lunching  go for Taqueria San Julian for their Tacos and shrimp located at Fort Myers, FL.

 

Where to Stay: You can accommodate yourself at this spacious downtown hotel Bellasera with red tile roofs ideal for a group of friends. The hotel provides free bikes for guests and also first-come, first served private cabins at poolside.

In case easy access to the beach is what you are specifically seeking for then go for Naples Beach Hotel and Golf club, it’s just on the Gulf of Mexico, but 2 miles reachable of the shops and restaurants of downtown Naples.

 

4) Palm Springs- From L.A: This is the Best place to enjoy nightlife- offers you to escape from your daytime activities of sunbathing, spas, pool scene, and shopping since Palm spring can prove as custom made the drive for quick weekend escape.

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This great place in L.A offers you great restaurants, booze bars, and cocktail lounges and too at a walkable distance or can be reachable by cab ride also.

Prepare with your gear ups under your dresses as the first thing comes into your mind to unwind yourself is to dive into the pool and ease your road trip.

You may join a fun party in a case going on the Riviera Resort and Spa.(Best for pool parties & Spa’s). Just pick any nearby chair, order your drinks, and cherish the late desert evening.

 

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While strolling, you will find El Paseo shopping district which features over 300 high-ended shops, clothing, art galleries, and much more.

 

Where to Eat: King Highway at the Ace Hotel which offers you much filling affordable breakfast with many more options for lunch and dinner. Here, Pool stays open till 2.00 am ( Entry fees required for non-guests).

Second, we have on our eating option list is Brunch at Norma’s- The Parker. You can try from healthy to light omelet to the lobster ranging from $100. This place also offers affordable spa packages. This place is worth exploring!

Third, you can also try breakfast options at Cheeky’s one of the popular food joint in the town.

 

Where To stay: You can book affordable choices at the Desert Riviera Hotel .

This mini oasis in the desert pampers your spirits leaving you with a feeling of “Home away from home”.

 

5) Galena- From Chicago: When it comes to Chicagoans for spending a weekend, they look to exploring more adventurous side followed with great food and wine. For fulfilling your appetite for exploring, Galena is for sure a decent spot which is just 164 miles far away from Chicago.

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The place is nourished with giant hills which make it a happening place for downhill skiing and autumn glory. It’s architectural and contour significance has added 85 cents of the 19th-century buildings on the list of National Register of the Historic Places and place is much more adored by the visitor for its unique hospitality and romantic demeanor.

You can enjoy Galena Trolley Tours which comprises of 1 at $18 to 2.5 tour at $44 stops for 30-45 minutes at the Belvedere Mansion, the Dowling House, and the Ulysses.Grant Home.

 

Where to Stay: You can check in at affordable Grant Hills Motel room price starting at $69 offer outdoor pool, hot shower and community kitchen and Pet-friendly with pre-approval and Pet Guest fee.

Isn’t this arrangement terrific? Now you can carry your lovely doubly pets with you 🙂

 

Where To Eat: You can grab a quick lunch brunch from famous VictoryCafe. You can try their delicious pancakes, French toast and cinnamon rolls and that too at affordable prices.

 

For Beer lovers– Must visit Root Beer Revelry. You can taste different flavors plus you can buy Bottle of your choice, try their delicious root beer float which is made with the creamy ice-cream and the perfect beer by Berghof.

 

6) Austin- From Houston: This place is very much alive for its notably live music and Art culture so if you are a music freak and artistic, try this place to spend your weekend.

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The place is 165 miles away from Houston which has fancy boutiques, unique movie halls, and dedicated restaurants which will give you  ample of memories to cherish and never forgettable experience.

You can start with the Blanton Museum of Art featuring the most comprehensive and largest collection of Art in Central Texas dedicated to European paintings, Modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.

 

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You can watch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse  which also allow you to drink(beer, wine, and cocktails) and eat while watching. The theater has many chains in the multiple locations in Austin, also often hosts fun activities.

Where to Eat: If you want to taste seafood, do visit Truluck’s Seafood which  is located in Austin Downtown offers Live music every night or Eddie V’s Prime Seafood. Both Restaurants are good for seafood in their own way.

Where to Stay: You can look for affordable tariffs in Sleep Inn & Suites N Austin starts from  $129 for any discount and promises on clean and comfortable stay. They offer free parking, smoke-free area, has an indoor pool, and free Hot Breakfast.

 

7) Vail- From Denver: The place is 97 miles away from best known for its grand hotels with European-style architecture, winter slopes and ski resorts.The Rocky Mountain resort is the greatest in the U.S., incorporating  5,289 sections of land of ski-able territory spread crosswise over three mountain tops that totally scour in the snow. But city Vail has a lot more to offer than only ski mountain.

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The transport free town territory is designed according to the Tyrolean towns of the Alps and loaded with outstanding eateries, fabulous inns with European-style engineering, and stand-out boutiques.

You can explore the shops and exhibitions that line the cobblestone boulevards. You can start your weekend with the highest public botanical garden-Betty Ford Alpine Gardens which is free to stroll and open from dawn to dusk.

You can enjoy Vail’s nightlife with a cocktail in the heart of Vail village at celebrity-owned restaurant Matsuhisa by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Do not forget to try their signature marti-ni and dishes like Yellow-tail Sashimi, Black-Miso, and White-fish.

 

Where To Eat: You can eat at Westside Cafe & Market. The restaurant offers a variety of eateries in Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. You may find Food amazing and place little busier during lunch times.

You can also try Bully Ranch Restaurant located at Sonnenalp and the price is moderate.

Where To Stay: You can stay at Sitzmark Lodge which is located in the center of village vail by Gore creek only a short stroll to the new Gondola One. They offer free continental breakfast. You can also enjoy Wine Party in Winters and they have affordable tariffs too with weekly special discount rates.

 

8) Granbury and Glen Rose- From Dallas: The places Granbury and Glen Rose has lots more to offer when it comes to a wildlife sanctuary and hilly landscape experience. Both these places are less than 100 miles drive from Dallas.

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You can indulge yourself in many outside activities from hiking among dino footprints to Kayaking along the Brazos River to relaxing  on shorelines on lakesides and even spend your misty nights at wildlife resort.

 

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GlenRose is rich in limestone, sandstone, and mudstone with region’s best topography with a stop at Big Rocks Park at Barnard street. You can enjoy clicking your photos mid-way.

Sightseeing: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Hood County Jail and Museum and Barnard’s Mill & Art Museum.

 

Where to Stay: You can stay at Inn on the River  offers cozy beds and garden views at affordable tariffs starts at $140.

For more adventurous Experience: You can stay in tents( equipped with twin beds, separate washrooms, and other basic amenities) with the Foothills Safari Camp at tariffs starts from $125, and also two overnight options of a rustic lodge with furnished rooms with affordable tariffs start from $100 at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.

They also offer discounts to their overnight guests. Check their website for more details.

Where to Eat: You can try BBQ, Poboys, Burgers, Steaks, Cold Beer, Wine, Fried Egg, Bacon and much more on the Menu at this Texas joint named Loco Coyote Grill.

 

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So here is my end of the List of Girls and Family friendly weekend getaways. Hope you will visit them soon & share your awesome feedback.

 

Happy Voyage! Stay Safe!

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North America: Top 16 Free Things To Do In Boston,MA

Best Time To Visit: June to October

 

The city Boston, capital of Massachusetts in U.S has so much free tings to do on its plate including museums, tours, events, entertainment, places to eat and lots more, all with spending zero penny.

This walking city in new england have major tourist attractions- Presently no doubt about it—this isn’t a rundown of below average goals out in suburbia where the transports don’t run. These are real vacation destinations, the vast majority of which are in the downtown zone and inside simple strolling separation of inns and metro stops.

 

For first time travelers or visitors to Boston, you might need to peruse the city’s history and look at the introduction delineate via wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston).

People’s money and time have gone into saving Boston’s rich history and legacy for you to appreciate. All it will cost you to encounter it without spending much.

With regards to a city in America to visit for classical importance, it’s difficult to beat Boston. It’s basically difficult to walk a couple of steps any place without appreciating the progressive milestone, and through these trails and areas, you’ll find the richness of the city and its kin’s past, absorbing an instructive affair while having a ton of fun also. Seem like a decent arrangement?

Here my List of Top 16 Things To Do in Boston:

 

1) The Boston Freedom Trail: The place also popularly known as Old Boston. You can explore this 2.5 miles long track on your foot to experience the nation’s history just by following the red-bricked trail which will allow you to see the sixteen historical sites like

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Image:  The Old State Meeting House.

 

The Faneuil Hall,

The Old South Meeting House( where the Boston Tea Party Began),

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Image: Granary Cementary.

Granary Burying Ground and much more!

You can take free guide map at visitor’s center on Boston Common. Spend at least 2 to 3 hours for must see sites and in case if you can free your whole day then nothing like that as it will allow you to see all sites.

 

2) The Black Heritage trail: The Beacon Hill in U.S is worth visiting Boston neighborhood with its lanes, walled gardens and precarious red-bricked cobbled roads fixed with gas lights.
It’would be more satisfying to stroll in, even more, when you will end up locating the magnificent Black Heritage Trail.

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Image: Black Heritage Trail

 

The Trail comprises of fourteen sites starting at the Robert Gould Shaw Memorial before the State House and turning through the slope around note-worthy Louisburg Square, Charles Street, and Phillips Street before completion at the African Meeting House.

 

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Image: Robert Gould Shaw Memorial

 

Free atlas is accessible at the Abiel Smith School. Officer guided trips.

Entry Fees: FREE all six days from Monday to Saturday.

 

3) The Massachusetts State House: The other site to visit on Beacon Hill is a historical art work of Charles Bullfinch’s of 1798 and also one of the oldest building in Boston.

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The classic gold gleaming dome was first canvassed in copper in 1802 and in the end plated with gold leaf in 1874. There are many rooms and halls to visit and constitutional designs to appreciate.

Entry Fees: FREE and led by staff and volunteers covering the history and engineering of the State House.

Visiting Time: 8 am to 6 pm (Mon-Fri)- Spend 30-45 minutes.

Closed on weekends.

Note: Tours are given at 10 am to 3.30 pm ( Mon-Fri)

 

4) The Boston Common and Public Gardens: Boston Common is the most established stop in America.

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Today Frog Pond, models, free summer theater exhibitions, and sanctuary seats shaded by maples give a desert spring in the encompassing concrete and red block structures of Massachusetts’ capital city.

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The Public Gardens are a short stroll crosswise over Charles Street that splits these two segments of Boston’s significant sanctuary.

The Gardens have a more formal design and the prevalent Lagoon was included in 1871. The renowned Swan Boats have been functioning since 1877.

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Image: Swan Boats

The formal presentations of blossoms in spring and summer are awe inspiring, until the fall of the momentary trees.

In case you’re around at noon, do like every other person and grab something to eat from a seller and spread out on the grass and enjoy your own peaceful space.

 

5) The Bunker Hill Monument: The site is honored by the 221-foot rock pillar and is regarded as the first dominant war of the revolutionary battle foretells the history of Charles Town community.

 

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One end of that trail is Bunker Hill and the other is Boston Common, America’s oldest public park.

The museum is right across the street from the monument and a 5-minute walk from the Warren Tavern which is the oldest pub in Charles town and one of the first buildings rebuilt after the British burned the town to the ground at the onset of the famous battle. (There are other pubs and restaurants in the area too.)

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Image: Inside Warren Tavern

 

The last thing to note, the museum and monument are within a 15-minute walk to the U.S.S. Constitution, and its museum, the U.S.S. Cassin Young (1945 Navy destroyer), the (outdoor) Korean War Memorial, and the Charles-town Navy Yard within which there are other restaurants and sites to see.

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Image: The Bunkar Hill

Time required to Explore the whole place: 1 hour approx including reaching the top.The first and second floors worth paying a visit and you can find restrooms(bathrooms)in the basement of the building, a small gift shop, and British artifacts within the building.

Entry Fees: FREE

Visiting Hours: Daily at 9:00 am – 5:00 pm ( last monument climb at 4.30 pm in winters and 5.30 in summers).

In Summers: July- August.
Visiting Hours: Daily at 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

 

6) USS Constitution: Divert your footsteps to the Charles town Navy Yard, which is a creating zone with bunches of apartment suites and an extra site for Massachusetts General Hospital. Here you will locate the USS Constitution Museum.

 

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Image: USS Constitution Museum.

The historical site is propelled in 1797 to give assurance to American boats cruising the North African drift, “Old Ironsides” saw its most significant activity in the War of 1812 when it crushed HMS Guerriere in a 35-minute fight that in one occasion anticipated the United States into a super maritime power.

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Image: Charles-town Navy Yard

Today this amazing ship is for all time docked at the Charles-town Navy Yard and offers free voyages through the ship at regular intervals.

After you’re done, jump on a MBTA ship at the dock on Baxter road and headover to the Central walf you will reach New England Aquarium.

 

7) The New England Aquarium: The Aquarium is engaged with whale protection projects and leads whale watch travels amid the season, however an additional expense is required.

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Image : The New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium allows you to cherish the natural things like the huge sea tank with the sharks and monster turtles swimming around together.

 

This Family packed site is regarded as a major tourist attraction and heavily occupied during holidays. When you are done, head your ways to 5 minutes walk distance to Quincy market to beat your Hunger.

Visiting Hours: Mon-Fri ( 9 am to 5 pm), Weekends: (9 am to 6 pm).

Entry Fees: Free passes will accommodate upto 4 people from June – September ( excluding admission to the IMAX Theater).

Quick tip: Buy on line tickets to avoid any last minute rush.

You can avail Free tickets for general confirmation are accessible from the Boston Public Library free ticket program.

For more details visit about tickets and discounts: http://www.neaq.org/visit/tickets/offers-discounts/

 

8) Grab Free lunch at the Quincy market: The Quincy Market is a five-minute stroll to the New England Aquarium, The Children’s Museum, The Old State House, and Paul Revere’s House by means of the lovely Rose Kennedy Green way or ideal along the waterfront.

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The Market is a crowded but great place to visit if you’re looking for shopping and a variety of places to eat. Everything from restaurants to quick treats just under one roof.

 

The place is more recommended for grabbing a bite during lunch hours. You can also book a table at your most loved Italian eatery in the North End at late evenings.

This place gives you a quick break from your sightseeing from the Boston freedom trial to other tourist attraction sites.

You will also find variety of street performers entertaining the crowd here.

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Quincy Market has their International Food Festival on every Wednesday so you can nibble on sample foods for FREE among hundreds of variety of snacks and other eateries- a good steal for food lovers.

 

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Image: Inside Quincy Market

 

Visting time: 10 am to 9 pm (Mon-Sat).
12 noon to 6 pm (Sunday).

 

9) The Faneuil Hall: In the core of downtown Boston, you will locate , the waterfront, the North End, Government Center and Hay-market.

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Image: The Fanueil Hall Market

One of the great things about the hall is that you can get pretty much any food you want.

Unlike most food “courts” that are dominated by chain restaurants, this is a true Boston local restaurant with everything from smoothies to Pad Thai, Lobster rolls or meatballs, chocolates, cookies, pies, gyros, and gelato.

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You can join their Street Performers Festival if you visit in Late May.

 

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            Image: Glimpse of Street Performance

 

10) The Old North Church: The historical cathedral is in Boston’s extremely popular North End neighborhood, a territory known more for Italian eateries and baked good shops as opposed to a standout amongst the most prominent events leading to the progressive war.

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Image: Statue of Paul Revere in front of The Old North Church

 

The Clo-ugh House, on the grounds of Old North Church, highlights Captain Jackson’s Historic Chocolate Shop and the Print Shop of Ede’s and Gill.

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Image: Captain Jackson’s

 

You can also encounter live showings of eighteenth-century chocolate making and printing forms.

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Image:  Print Shop of Ede’s and Gill.

 

You may observe Robert Newman held up two lights as a flag from Paul Revere that the British were walking to Lexington and Concord via ocean and not land from the cupola of the cathedral.

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Image: Inside North Old Church

Despite the fact that the cupola itself has been supplanted twice since the lamps were burning— makes for a blending enthusiastic sight.

One intriguing incidental data note: In the storm cellar of Old North Church are thirty-seven tombs containing the remaining parts of more than a thousand previous individuals from the congregation’s gathering.

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The visit and looks are free yet the essential guided visit, in the event that you need it, is a $1 gift (still a steal).

Visiting hours:

Jan-Feb: 10 am to 4 pm.
Mar-May: 9 am to 5 pm.
Jun-Oct: 9 am to 6 pm.
Nov-Dec: 9 am to 5 pm.

 

11) The Marriott’s Custom House: This Boston Harbor water-front landmark building was sold to Marriott Hotels.

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Image: The Custom House

You can stay at this place on a timeshare basis(confirm this with hotel management) if you are planning to stay in Boston for a week or more.

This place is at the center of the city allowing you to visit major tourist attraction within walking distance and Uber rides to other sites, whole in whole a win win deal for your pockets.

 

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Image: A view from 26th floor, Marriots

Entry Fees: FREE tour by appointment includes a trip to the 26th-floor open-air observation balcony and the Rotunda lobby.

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Image: Rotuda Lobby Museum

 

Visiting Time: 24 hours

Book your stay: http://www.marriott.com/search/findHotels.mi

 

12) The Blue Hills Reservation: The natural beauty- sanctuary is spread over the area of approx 2833 hectares is reachable just in 30 minutes drive located approx ten miles outside Boston.

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Image: Blue Hills Reservation

You will get a chance to explore this natural beauty through forests and wetlands, hills, and more.

You will engage yourself in the recreational activities like Picnicking, Boating, Camping, Fishing, Hiking, Ice skating, Horse riding any much more.

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Image: The Skyline trail.

The Summit of Great Blue Hill is the reservation’s high point at 635 feet and has a perception tower offering perspectives of the Boston Skyline and encompassing field.

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This place is open all around the year from Morning To late evening which makes it a stand out among the major tourist attractions free things to do in Boston.

 

13) The Emerald Necklace: There is a collection of six parks calling it a Emerald Necklace over six miles namely The Back Bay Fens, The River-way, The Olmsted Park, The Jamaica Park, The Arnold Arboretum and The Franklin Park.

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Image: The Olmsted Park

 

You can reach the first park by taking the route from the Boylston street which is close to Museum of Fine Arts.

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Image: The Bay Back Fens

The parks are fully equipped with green open areas, water streams, small lakes, Flora & Fauna, Bridges, and even a zoo at Franklin Park ( Entry fee is required  for entry in zoo).

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These jewels of the Boston is created by Frederick Law Olmsted are an inheritance of the natives and the commonwealth avenue of the Massachusetts.

 

14) Watch Movies for Free at the Hatch Shell: This place is very popular for the events,concerts and firework, the famous 4th July Boston celebrations take place here only. You can reach this shell by footbridge from Beacon Hill.

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Image:  4th July Boston celebrations

The lane is popularly known as “Esplanade” since the Charles River running down along the area.

 

 

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Image: People watching movie

If you get a chance to visit this city between mid-June to the end of August, you can see a popular family movie every Friday evening under the stars for no cost.

Note: Do not forget to carry your warmers and sweaters .

 

15) Stargaze at Coit Observatory: If you ever dream of gazing stars after a scrumptious dinner, then this place in Boston university is a place to be.

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You can take your family also as the place is open to public. You can observe the night sky through telescopes and binoculars, can see things which you might not see with your naked eyes.

 

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Image: Coit Observatory

 

Do not forget to take your warmers, sweaters along, you might feel cold since its an outside event.

Feel cosy and enjoy this FREE heavenly experience.

 

Visit Hours/Program Begins: 7.30pm(Winters), 8.30pm(Summers), Every Wedneday through out the year.

Quick Note: This place is limited in space, better arrive early otherwise you will not be permitted once their program starts.

B) The staff has started admitting ticket guests before 10 minutes before the event start and they allow non-ticketed guests until they reach capacity.

C) This whole event is based on weather conditions so better you call at 617-353-2630(https://www.bu.edu/astronomy/events/public-open-night-at-the-observatory/) for information.

16) The Adams Brewery Tour: The city Boston is well known for its brewery culture, yet Samuel Adams was the one that began it all.

 

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The brew founder offers free every day voyages through its Jamaica Plain space, amid which you can sniff and obviously, taste the samples.

 

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Image: Samuel Adams Brewhouse

In case you’re a morning person, we recommend you hit up the 9:40 am. Morning Mash In visit.

 

Here I come to the end for Top 16 Free Things you can do in Boston, MA. Hope you all find it interesting and well, also keep me updated!

Happy Voyage- Stay Safe Be on Budget !

 

South America: Top 9 Things Not To Do in Brazil !

 

You must have read my write up on Top things to do in Brazil but in order to enjoy the trip to this beautiful city in South America, you must also know what things you should avoid having lifetime experience.

Here is a quick List of Top 9 Things Not to do:

 

1) Do not Make finger circle: Do not dare to make any finger circle in Brazil as this gesture is taken very offensive there,

 

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this literally means ” Screw you” so be watchful with your gestures, on the other hand, a thumb up means “all good” and is commonly used.

 

2) Do not be Impatient: The lifestyle of Brazilians are little laid back. They prefer to do things in their own way within their own comfort zone. You will observe immensely Big ques from ATM’s to supermarkets, people move slowly here.

Being punctual get tough time in Brazil so you need to be more patient here because being impatient does not get you too far, even if a Brazilian commit you to reach on time saying “I am arriving” – this often means that they are still at Home but will reach soon so having patience work here.

 

3) Do not Try to speak in Spanish: Brazilians prefer to speak in Portuguese while the rest of South America speaks Spanish but both languages are least interchangeable.

If you do not know Portuguese try to communicate in English instead of Spanish with them since they understand and speak little of English, they always relish this opportunity to practice.

If you can learn commonly use phrases in Portuguese, Brazilians will find that attractive and would accommodate you whenever you need any help.

 

4) Do not cheer for Argentina: While watching a soccer in Brazil even if you are the craziest fan of any of the Argentina soccer team, do not show any kind of admiration towards them.

Argentina among other South American neighbors faces fierce rivalry with Brazil so showing any kind of cheering up might attract eyebrows towards you.

 

5) Do not flaunt your Expensive items: There are cities like Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo which are high in crime rates especially thefts.

Be careful while strolling in these cities, they are indeed worth visiting but not on the cost of your expensive belongings.

While visiting do not carry any expensive phone, do not wear expensive watch(replace above with inexpensive copies), be careful with your camera hide it when you are not using the it, keep less money or hide it in your belt or socks or anywhere you find safe and do not carry your passport and credit card with you. Be careful Be Safe.

 

6) Do not disrespect their Food: Brazilian beef is famous all over the world and they feel proud of their feast including barbecued chicken hearts and cow-foot soup.

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Most of the Brazilians are brilliant food lovers particularly when it comes to meat, in case you feel any disapproval against any of the dishes, you are free to opt for standard food but do not express your distaste and disrespect by making foul faces as that may offend those who are enjoying their food.

 

7) Do not Criticize Brazil: The native of Brazil is very vocal about their nation since they are also frustrated by the corruption and social injustice but be careful before blurting out anything against Brazil.

Undoubtedly Brazilians love their country and they wouldn’t like it when any outsider talk ill about their country so be watchful with your words even if they themselves are criticizing, better to praise their country if you want to win their hearts and make friendship.

 

8) Do not be too clingy to share your Beer: Brazilians love drinking chilled beers and they invite themselves if they caught you with a chilled beer bottle in a Bar.

The most famous way to drink beer is to order a 700-ml bottle with as many small glasses as drinkers and do not fussy in sharing also if you do not want to attract any unfriendly odd glances from the people there because they believe in sharing is caring attitude.

 

9) Do not lose your Consumption card: There are many Bars and night clubs in Brazil which operates on Consumption card system. Each customer is given an individual card on entry to record Sip and Dine orders.

You will need to submit the same at the time of settling down the Bill, failure to which can lead you to some extremely heavy fines and wrathful security staff, so keep a check on it.

 

So here is my end of list on Top 9 Things not to do in Brazil to keep you safe in a city and have wonderful voyage 🙂 Do not forget to comment and share your touring experiences.

 

 

France: Top 10 Things Not To In Paris

The City of Love Paris has lots more to offer but there are few things to keep in mind while visiting this city to make it a memorable journey..

1) Do not pay any entrance fee : No Entry fee Required for visiting Louvre if..

A) You are under 18 years of Age
B) You are between 18-25 of age as EU citizen.
C) You visit the place on July 14 as the day observed as free admission day.
D) No entry fee is required on first Sundays for the months between April and October.

2) Do not waste money on Bottled water and asking water at the restaurants(unless you want carbonated). Carry your own bottle and fill it from Wallace fountains which you can find all over the city.

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3) Avoid eating at tourist places like Latin quater. Instead, opt for native style food eating places which will allow you to save on food.

4) Do not buy tickets of any fetes and major attractions on the same day you plan as it will cost you more. Instead book everything on line in advance to avoid any last moment rush.

5) Do not waste money on any other mode to commute instead tour the city by Metro and be patient to get in after everybody step-out.

6) Do not forget to take the elevator when at Abbesses Metro Station, avoid taking stairs as its totally time consuming affair. It leads you to miss a metro since its too long steps.

7) Do not forget to book a night cruise to explore the city light’s reflection on the Seine river.

8) Do not forget to taste Italian food and other international delicacies all at decent price on the Rue Montorgueil in Les Halles district.

 

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9) Do not just visit the Sacre Coeur Basilica and the Place du Terte while visting in Montmarte, there are places like Rue Caulaincourt, the Rue des Abbesses,and the Cafe des deux Moulins. The place is widely diverse in terms of art culture, you will find lots of artists here.

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10) Do not afraid to ask for help whenever you got stuck, French natives are kind people ready to extend help even you face language issues.

 

Happy Voyage!

France: Catalogue of free occasions in Paris !

 

Fêtes and celebrations are in the Air during this time: Paris has an extensive variety of free occasions throughout the entire year. Discover more!

The Paris logbook is pressed with free occasions. Shows, celebrations, open air film screenings and a large group of different occasions liven up the city’s social program lasting through the year. A few of these occasions have moved toward becoming apparatuses on the timetable and are interested in all for free…

 

Free events in Paris in September

The European Heritage Days happen on the third few days of September: a chance to investigate exhibition halls, private manors, services and even the patio nurseries of the Élysée without spending a penny!

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In end-September, the absolute most mystery cultivates in France welcome guests amid the Fête des Jardins. The occasion gives an opportunity to participate in activities, for example, guided visits, plantation workshops, recreations, musical shows and strolls.

 

Free event in Paris in October

In October, the Nuit blanche is a much-awaited event for art and culture lovers. On this eventful nights’, many works by contemporary specialists are shown in spots like cathedrals, exhibition halls, the Seine quaysides and the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin.

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What’s more, if you are science enthusiasts don’t miss the Fête de la science. Founded in 1991, the fête plans to make a link between established researchers and the overall population through these free events.

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October is fully devoted to exceptionally well known Fête des vendange de Montmartre. The program is inclusive of parades, shows, exhibitions and more.

 

Free events in Paris in December

In December, the skating arena is introduced on the square before the Hôtel de Ville (Paris City Hall). Anybody can utilize the arena without any fee. In case you feel like trying skating, you can borrow that for 6 euros.

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Throughout the entire year, artists take free voyages through craftsmen’s studios in the areas of Belleville, Ménilmontant and Père-Lachaise, and along the Viaduc des Arts.

 

 

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France-Top 9 Best Budget Friendly Things To Do In Paris!

The city of perfection and affection, Paris will not make you dissapointed in case you’re planning to visit one of the world’s most glorious areas.

Paris throbs with a rich social and design legacy that remaining parts unmatched, even by huge numbers of the other best European capitals from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, the Latin Quarter to Sacre Coeur.

It’s undoubted to say that watching and exploring cities come with a price tag including Food and lodging, which can rapidly give you a quick kick to your pocket when it comes to a luxury travel.

Yet, not to worry, on an outing to Paris, you can focus on finding and seeing the best of this city on a financial plan and I’m excited to inform it is as yet imaginable.

So for those of you who plan to take a tour of this exotic world city, without checking your wallet, here’s my part of the research of the main 9 pocket-friendly Things To Do in Paris, which still demonstrate this place getting it done.

 

1) A full view of the Eiffel Tower at Night from the Trocadero: Once more, going up the pinnacle will cost you a few Bucks, so why not take in the best view for nothing by going to the adjacent Trocadéro.

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Offering unparalleled perspectives of the Eiffel Tower, this is the place to get your ideal evening time shot, to appreciate a reviving pole with natives in the Trocadero lake or to spot theater dancers and gymnastic skaters rehearse their maneuver over the sleek steady lanes of the Esplanade!

 

2) Visiting the Jardin Luxembourg: The stunning Jardin Luxembourg, situated close to the Saint-Germain-Des-Pres zone in the sixth arrondissement.

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Walking around here for an hour or so is the ideal approach to get away from the mayhem of the city, or else why not unwind on one of the many free metal seats with a decent book.

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You find this place humming with native crowd and horse riding youngsters, some cherishing the great façade of the Palais du Luxembourg.

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3) Panoramic virtual tour of Montmartre Sacré-Cœur Basilica for free: The other places to explore in Paris are their famous churches.

The Place is located in the Montmartre area of the city, the 300 stairs (no lifts) up to this transcending religious structure, which is situated at the highest point of Paris’ tallest slope, are well-known as the Cathedral itself.

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This white domed church is built in the year 1919 with an astonishing Basilica Sacre Coeur-the biggest mosaic in France with stained-glass windows and crypt, which makes up some portion of the tremendous roof.

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The Du Tertre and close-by South Pigalle (SoPi) are worth appreciating strolling areas and church’s great doors outside view also leave you mesmerized of this great mosaic beauty.

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Note: Entry is free

Timings: 6 am to 10.30 pm every day( no reservations required for group visits)

 

4) Mesmerizing Notre-Dame Cathedral: The medieval Catholic famous Notre-Dame also called Notre-Dame Cathedral which was built 8 centuries ago is undoubtedly one of the magnificent places to explore in the beautiful city Paris.

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Capturing photographs of this Middle Ages historic architecture from the square outside is a treat in itself as the place has a distinguished feature of its size, architecture, and antiquity which sets an example of one of the finest French Gothic architecture.

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With the absolute amazing interiors with the north transept rose window, its famous statue of Joan of Arc you’re probably going to see, its well-known gargoyles statues and an entrancing history, there’s a reason the church building of Notre-Dame de Paris is France’s most remarkable place to visit.

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What’s more, when it won’t cost you a penny, doubtlessly this ancient monument is one the best free things to do in Paris.

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Entry Fees: Free

Visiting hours:

Mon – Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Sat- 8 am – 4 pm
Sun- 12:30 pm – 4 pm

 

5) Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile: Once you have capture the Arc de Triomphe formly also known as Place de l’Étoile, you may head straight up to this transcending landmark as outstanding amongst other free things to do in Paris.

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While you do need to pay to get the view from the highest point of the world’s tallest passage, walking around the base is thoroughly free and still enables you to welcome the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and additionally the complexities of the structure and exactly how grand it is!

Sunset and Dawn’s views are significantly more delightful when the lights around the Arc de Triomphe influence makes the place more magical.

 

6) Place de la Republique: Speaking to native entertainers, every tour is incomplete to Paris without spending quality time to tour the avenues and cherishing the gala time for no penny.

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From music on the metro to roller skaters on the banks of the Seine and artists in the Place de la Republique, wherever you look in Paris, particularly in the mid year, natives are enjoying their most loved pursuits on the streets.

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The lively scene light up the ambiance creates into magical evening and entertainment for free.

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7) Strolling and Picniking on the banks of Seine River: If you are looking for best picnic spots around the corner of the city, do not stress your mind too much just take a stroll on the banks of the Seine at Square du Vert Galant.

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Here you can sit on an islet amidst the Seine, viewing and cherishing the boat rides with some cheddar and a bottle of red wine.

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Head towards this free of cost space, go to the far western end of Ile de la Cite and after that down the stairs from the Pont Neuf trestle, the view will leave you spellbound after strolling to the western tip.

 

8) Visiting Latin Quarter Avenues : What’s more, if it’s walking around Paris without any prior plan that you favor doing the most, it’s difficult to go past the Left Bank’s Latin Quarter is the best place to do it.

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These notable avenues have been prominent with scholars, logicians, specialists, and students- famous for its University – La Sorbonne and were the stepping ground for a significant number of France’s most renowned masterminds and influencers.

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The historic roads here are perfect for getting lost and finding concealed pearls including idiosyncratic bars, shops, and delightful bistros.

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You can cherish the oldest street Rue Mouffetard and its little-cobbled side avenues. The adjacent region of Saint-Germain-Des-Pres is also worth paying a visit.

 

9) Père Lachaise Cemetery: It is the largest cementary in the city Paris, founded in 1804. It may turned out to be a fantastic tour if you would like to listen stories and gossips behind the historic cementeries.

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Although, Entry is free but would advise you to take guide services in case you do not want to waste time in finding the tombs and miss out any highlights of the place.

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Entry fee: Free

Visiting Time (Winters- 6 Nov to 15 March ):

Access ends 15 minutes before the closing time.

Mon-Sat: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
Sunday & Holidays: 9 am to 5.30 pm

Visiting Time (Summers- 16 Mar to 5 Nov ):

Access ends 15 minutes before the closing time.

Mon-Sat: 8.30 am to 6 pm
Sunday & Holidays: 9 am to 6 pm

 

So there you have it, Top best 9 free things to do in Paris. In spite of not costing you a penny, still, you manage to take tour of this magnificent city

Have you delighted in a spending excursion to Paris? What was your most loved thing to do there?

France: Catalogue of free occasions in Paris !