As a kid we rarely, if ever, went on a family vacation. I have memories of a couple of trips to the beach in Corpus Christi and AstroWorld in Houston.
My parents divorced when I was 9 and my dad was an "older" parent (he had me at 50 and my little brother at 54) so we really didn't go to many places.
I decided that when I had children I would make it a point to go on a yearly family vacation and I have worked really hard to make it happen. Some of our trips have included: Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, DisneyWorld, Branson, Boston, Maine, and so much more.
We have 3 kids!!! So, taking vacations like these requires one thing----PLANNING!!
When I created this blog, I thought I would only showcase all things crafty that I love doing so much, but my girlfriends tell me all the time that I need to showcase so much more---so---here is the first attempt at doing so!!
Boston on a Budget!!!
Isn't this one spectacular view!!!
uh huh--it is and we got to see it from aboard a Whale Watching boat excursion on our way out to sea.
We didn't see one whale, not even two---we saw FIFTEEN!!!
I can't even begin to tell you how amazing it was.
And with the Go Boston card, we didn't have to pay anything extra to include this outing on our list of to do's! We paid one low price for the card and it included so many attractions that we had a hard time choosing what we wanted to do.
You can tour Fenway park, sail on a schooner, ride the swan boats in the park, get discounts in quincy market, go to the aquarium, ride a trolley and take a tour of the city and sooooo much more!!
We only had two days in Boston on this visit because we headed to coastal Maine for the rest of the visit and gah,
I wish we had more time.
We were lucky enough to have tickets to a Yankees -v- Red Sox game!!!
Most people would think that we paid a
fortune pretty penny for these tickets---but---We didn't!!!
We found a great Memorial Day deal for tickets on the Red Sox website.
Now, we had to buy tickets for 2 games and we didnt even go to the first game--but--we paid half the price we would have on stub hub!!!
We saw an Imax movie, went to the Aquarium, rode the Trolley and took a tour of historical Boston, ate great food, and enjoyed hours of entertainment in Quincy Market.
We did it CHEAP!!
Check out the Go Boston Card--Here!
We bought a 2-day card for $74.99 (adults) $54.99 (child) and we will definitely do it again!
Boston was a city that we sure did not get enough of and the memories will last a lifetime!!
We got our money's worth out of that card for sure!!
Whale Watch-Adult $39.95, Child $31.95
Beantown Trolley-Adult $42, Child $16
Aquarium-Adult $22.95, Child $15.95
We also took advantage of the discounted Imax and merchandise in Quincy Market. We only had time to do these three things since we had a Red Sox game on the agenda but wowy it was worth it. We boarded the Trolley near the aquarium and we stayed on it for the whole tour.
We did hear people complaining that they waited for a long time for the next trolley so I am glad we didnt get off. I would recommend riding the trolley for an entire trip and then use the subway or T train system to get you to the destinations you want to go to. It is safe and easy to use.