Experiencing a great city like Boston should not have to cost an arm and a leg. With the help of these recreational activities, you can save your paycheck for other things. 

Take a trip to the park

Have you ever wished that you could experience the beauty of Central Park? Well, we have good news! Boston has its own version of Central Park, called The Common. This vast, lush park is the perfect spot to relax and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature without spending a dime. Blueground offers fully-furnished, equipped and serviced apartments in some of the world's most sought after cities. The Common is actually the oldest park in the country, tracing its roots all the way back to 1634. Therefore, this park is older than most of the trees in it. It even outdates Shakespeare himself, whose plays are sometimes performed in the park for free.
If The Common is not enough nature for you, check out the nearby Frog Pond, Public Gardens, and various dog parks throughout the city. Boston truly has no shortage of nature to enjoy, and the best part is that it’s all free.

Experience history on the Freedom Trail

Who wouldn’t love the opportunity to get their daily exercise while also learning tons of interesting historical facts? That’s exactly what you’ll get by strolling down the Freedom Trail. This trail is over 65 years old, extends for 2.5 miles, and includes 16 different historical sites. So, not only is it a beautiful walk, but it also allows visitors and residents to learn about the wondrous history of Boston.
a freedom trail historic landmark in Boston made of copper and cement and surrounded by brick
You can choose to enhance the experience even further by getting one of the available audiotapes to narrate the walk along the trail. Or you could always participate in one of the many organized tours that head down the trail every day. Either way, this is undoubtedly one of the best free things to do in Boston.

Step back in time at Castle Island

This activity combines the beauty of nature with the chance to see something of historical importance. By heading down to South Boston, you can enjoy the beauty of Castle Island, which is a peninsula containing a variety of beaches, running trails, and of course the infamous Fort Independence. This fort dates back hundreds of years and was at one point used as the first state prison.
If you get bored of seeing Fort Independence, check out one of the many beaches and running trails, which are quite popular among the locals. Everything about this experience (including the beaches and entrance inside) is entirely free.

Explore Harvard University

That look that you get when you tell people that you went to Harvard is quite extraordinary. A large majority of people have never even stepped foot on the prestigious campus. Thanks to the free tours they offer, you no longer have to be one of those people.
A large building with tall white columns sits on the Harvard Campus surrounded by fall foliage and bright green grass
Experience first hand all of the history and intellectual dominance that is present at this famous university. After you have finished walking around the enormous campus, spend some time in Harvard Square. This beautiful area is filled with tons of excellent restaurants, shops, and more. While ordering or buying anything from these places will obviously cost money, just walking past and window shopping doesn’t cost a thing. 

Sample world-class drinks

The thought of not having to pay for beer, especially good quality Sam Adams beer, is an exciting prospect for many people. Well, that’s a reality when participating in one of the free beer tours offered by the Sam Adams Brewery.
These tours happen every day and include several samples. Not only are you getting the opportunity to find out about the company’s namesake and founder Jim Koch, but you are also getting the chance to taste some world-class beer. Best of all, it’s free.
So, now that you’ve got your calendar filled with fun and frugal activities ahead of your trip to Boston, it’s time to sort out the accommodation. What can often be seen as stressful is now seamless. Blueground offers fully-furnished, equipped apartments that are located in the most sought-after neighborhoods in the city. For stays of one month and longer, Blueground is the best solution in Boston. Your tasteful, turnkey rental will have you feeling like a seasoned local in no time.

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