Budget-Friendly April Vacation Ideas in Massachusetts

April Vacation Week in Boston

Here’s a few ideas of things to do in Boston and Beyond during April Vacation Week if you or your kids have the week off!

If you are looking for inexpensive ways to get around the city, don’t forget to check out my discount and alternative transportation options in Boston!

If I missed any fun events or activities during April Vacation week, please let me know in the comments!

Bridj Offers New Routes and $1 Rides for April

Bridj Boston

Pop-up Bus Service Bridj is testing out new routes within Boston this April and will be providing South End residents routes to Downtown Crossing, Financial District and the Seaport. South Boston residents can now travel to Copley Square and Prudential for the next three weeks. If the routes are popular, Bridj will expand to these routes in the future.

Even better, Bridj is offering three free rides for new users with promo code popup this month with the majority of other rides for $1!

For more information, please head here.

Have you used Bridj before?

Free Tickets to Boston Harbor Cruises, Boston Breakers and More!

Goldstar Comp Train TicketsDiscount ticket site Goldstar has rolled out their comp train for complimentary tickets to many attractions, shows and events in Boston and more!

While tickets are free, you do need to pay a service fee per ticket and the fees usually range from $3-8, depending on the event so please keep that in mind. However, it is free to sign up and browse Goldstar Boston!

The Comp Train usually just lasts a day (sometimes two) and the best free events usually sell out quick so make sure to check out Goldstar Boston soon.

There are free tickets to various Boston Harbor Cruises, comedy shows, the Boston Breakers, and much more!

To check out Goldstar Boston’s Comp Train, please head here and hit the comp train button on the top to see only the comp train tickets.

You can also head to the half off ticket page on Boston on Budget to see all free Goldstar tickets if you’d rather.

*I am an affiliate partner of Goldstar Boston, please read my disclosure policy here if you have any questions.

Enjoy Free Concerts at the New England Conservatory!

Free Concerts in Boston

Did you know that the New England Conservatory in Boston hosts a number of free concerts in a year? A lot of them. And the best part… most of them are free!

To find upcoming concerts in Boston from the NEC, please head here or sign up for NEC e-mail news to stay up to date with their free performances.

Have you been to a free concert at the New England Conservatory before?

Discount Boston Duck Tour Tickets from LivingSocial and More!


Boston Duck Tour Discount Tickets

Update: The LivingSocial duck tour offer has expired, but discount duck tour tickets are available at Goldstar Boston for $24.21 + fees.

Daily deal site LivingSocial released discount tickets for Boston Duck Tours for the 2015 season!

Boston Duck Tour tickets are $35.99 for full-price adults for an 80-minute tour but you can grab discount duck tour tickets through LivingSocial for $25! Expired

Keep in mind the duck tour daily deal voucher is only good for the Museum of Science departure location and not valid on Saturdays in addition to other terms and conditions. The daily deal is only available for a limited time but you do have until November 29, 2015 to use the promotional value!

The Boston Duck Tour season is expected to begin Saturday, March 21, 2015 depending on weather conditions. Fingers crossed!

Goldstar Boston usually has discounted duck tour tickets during duck boat season and they begin at $24.21 + service fees.

Groupon Boston also has a daily deal available for a Super Duck Tour in Boston for $17.50 per adult but it does expire May 21, 2015 so you do have a lot shorter time frame than other offers and is a different tour option.

Have you been on a duck boat in Boston before? What did you think?

Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links to help support the cost of the blog. Please read my disclosure policy if you have any questions.


Big Apple Circus Discounts for Boston

Big AppleCircus at Boston City Hall 2015

The Big Apple Circus hits Boston City Hall March 24, 2015 to May 10, 2015 and I have some ticket discounts and promo codes to share with you!

My favorite thing about the Big Apple Circus online ticketing site is the ability to put in multiple promo codes at once. I picked a date and then put in every promo code I could find and then selected the lowest price ticket.

Look for the yellow star next to the ticket price to see what promo codes are working. Not every promo code will work for every date or seat, but hopefully you will find one that will work for you and your family.

Here are some promo codes to use, and you can enter them all in at once and then figure out the best price!

  • DMS
  • MTA (For Mass Teachers)

All the promo codes above were valid, and if you enter an invalid promo code, you will receive a message letting you know. I wish every website worked this well with promo codes!

Also, Goldstar Boston (affiliate) has discount tickets available and you don’t have to enter any promo codes or anything. Goldstar Boston discount tickets for Big Apple Circus’ Metamorphosis start at $10 (+ service fee) for select dates!

For more information about the Big Apple Circus, please head here (link will play music).

Have fun if you go! If you find any active promo codes that I don’t have on the list, please leave them in the comments!