New England on a Budget

The Latest Deals and Tips to Help You Save on a New England Getaway

Are you saving up for a New England vacation? Do you wish you could treat your kids to more day trips or escape with your sweetie for more frequent weekend getaways? Good news! Deals and savings are always available if you want to experience New England on a budget. You just need to know where to look... and you've found the right place!

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    Freedom Trail Faneuil Hall Boston
    ••• Walking the Freedom Trail is the best free thing to do in the city of Boston. Media photo courtesy of the Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism

    There's really no excuse to sit at home when you can be boarding a nuclear submarine, viewing art masterpieces, watching potatoes become chips or sampling beer--all absolutely free! Those are just a few hints of what you'll find in the top 10 things to do in New England without spending a nickel.

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    Blackberry River Inn CT
    ••• You'll love the throwback prices at this budget-friendly B&B in western Connecticut. © 2014 Kim Knox Beckius

    That's right. Breakfast is included! And you'll still enjoy a getaway for less than a Benjamin at these eclectic inns. If you've been putting off all-important time for two for too long, don't let money be an obstacle. Or go solo and treat yourself to a change of scenery. You probably spent more on your last pair of shoes, and a peaceful night away will do much more to boost your spirits.

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    Boston CityPass
    ••• Boston CityPass is one way to stretch your vacation budget in New England. © 2016 Kim Knox Beckius

    Boston is an expensive city. So, you'll need to take advantage of every deal available if you want to visit the Hub on a budget. Here are some of the best discount programs available to Boston travelers. They'll save you real dollars on attractions, dining, and shopping.

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    Lobster Co-op Maine
    ••• For fresh lobsters to take home, visit the Pine Point Fisherman's Co-op in Scarborough, Maine. © 2015 Kim Knox Beckius

    Where's the best place to buy live lobster in Maine without paying a premium? Discover the Lobster Co-op, where you can pick up fresh, cheap lobsters to cook in Maine or to take home. If you want to order lobsters for overnight delivery to your home, they have some of the best prices in the business, too.

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    VR Coaster at Six Flags New England
    ••• A train of Superman - The Ride Virtual Reality Coaster at the Six Flags New England theme park. Riders are wearing Gear VR virtual reality headsets. By Thomas Wagner (Own work) [ CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

    You're in for sticker shock if you load the family in the car and speed off to Six Flags New England, figuring you'll just buy your admission tickets at the gate. Before you leave home, read up on ways to save on theme park admission.

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    Strip Mall Factory Outlet Discount Stores
    ••• Willowpix / Getty Images

    New England's outlet stores offer savvy shoppers the chance to hunt for bargains on everything from designer apparel and footwear to flour!

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    Chart House restaurant at Long Wharf.
    ••• The Chart House at Long Wharf is one of many restaurants participating in Dine Out Boston. Richard Cummins / Getty Images

    The Dine Out Boston promotion (formerly Boston Restaurant Week) is held twice each year in the winter and summer. These two-week events give diners the chance to appreciate chefs' creativity without blowing their meal budgets.