Summer Fun: Boston on a Budget

Boston on a BudgetPHOTO: Denis Tangney Jr.

by Alyse Brown

Are you looking for entertainment in Boston this summer, but worried about burning a hole through your wallet? Here are some fun and inexpensive happenings in the Boston area to keep you busy. Most of these opportunities offer student discounts, so don’t forget to bring your college ID.

Fenway Park

If you are looking for a Bostonian favorite, look no further than a Red Sox game at Fenway Park. While tickets can sometimes be pricey, they have a great student discount program. Sign up to be a part of their Student 9’s deal online and receive text messages on when you can go to the game for just $9.

Regal Cinemas

Movies can be expensive, so before you spend an absurd amount, stop by Berklee’s Student Activities Center. Located at 939 Boylston in room 201, the student center offers movie tickets for just $8. A group of friend enjoying popcorn and a Coke in an air-conditioned theater sounds like an awesome way to get out of the heat!

YogaWorks Back Bay

Open to anyone, YogaWorks offers $5 yoga every weekday at 2pm. A variety of yoga classes are offered, from Hip Hop to Core. Check out their full schedule online, and learn about the Back Bay location here.

Museum of Fine Arts

Bring in your Berklee ID and you can spend an entire day appreciating the beauty of art. There are always tons of cool exhibitions in several different mediums, and if you plan ahead, you can see all of the one’s that interest you! Check out the list of current exhibitions by clicking here. The best part? It’s completely free.

Kendall/ MIT MBTA Stop: Kendall Band

Take a ride over on the red line to explore Cambridge’s MIT and Kendall Square area. The area is full of free museums and fun. Before even leaving the T Stop, there is a musical installation that you can try. It is a 3-part musical sculpture made by the artist Paul Matisse. There are bells, hammers, chimes, and more to experiment with, so definitely try out this free opportunity if you are in the station.

Revere Beach

Craving a vacation on a sunny beach? Make a fast getaway from the worries of the city by taking the T to the blue line Revere Beach station. Once there, you will find the peaceful scenery of sand and ocean. Oh, and don’t forget to bring your wallet for some delicious ice cream at the Twist N’ Shake down the road.

About the Author

Dom Jones is a dual major in Music Business and Songwriting, and her work has been published in Huffington Post, Teen Vogue, Blavity and She released her debut album, Wingspan, in 2014 and her follow up EP, Blackbird in 2016. Find out more about her at