Hotel Promo Codes for Summer Travel

Boston Hotel Deals

Planning a summer vacation or looking to get away for a night or two? Here are some current promo codes to use on hotels and summer travel plans to help save some money just in case you are planning to book something soon!

Keep in mind that most promo codes currently available expire tomorrow, Wednesday, June 22, 2016 and may have some restrictions depending on the site and hotel, so you may have to play around with the codes a little bit to figure out what works best.

Here are some hotel deals available if you need a place to stay this summer:

You may also want to check out Groupon Getaways and LivingSocial Escape for some more hotel and getaway deals. Keep in mind they may only have certain dates available as well as certain restrictions so make sure to read the terms carefully.

Are you going anywhere fun this summer? Do you know of any other hotel deals that I may have missed?

*If you are looking to visit Boston this summer and are looking for inexpensive places to stay in Boston, make sure to check out this post for some tips!

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Free Things to Do in Boston for Summer 2016

Boston Summer 2016 Things to Do for Free

I love Summer in Boston because there’s so many FREE things to do! There’s so many outdoor movie screenings, music festival, fitness classes, festivals, and much more– and all for free!

I’ve rounded up 27+ FREE Things to Do in Boston for Summer 2016 to make your summer a little more fun! Let me know in the comments below if I missed any free events or activities!

1. Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays with free attractions across Massachusetts every Friday this summer! Fridays from June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016.

2. Free Outdoor Movies in Boston with Free Friday Flicks at the DCR Hatch Shell on the Esplanade on Friday nights this summer starting at dusk. Fridays from June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016.

3. Magic Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center Courtyard on Saturday nights at dusk this summer. Saturday nights from July 2, 2016 to August 31, 2016.

4. Free Movie Nights at Christopher Columbus Park on Sunday nights this summer. Sunday nights from July 10, 2016 to August 14, 2016.

5. Head to Assembly Row in Somerville for Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park Movie Series on Saturdays at dusk this summer. July 9, 2016 to August 27, 2016.

6. Mayor Walsh’s Free Movie Nights in various Boston Neighborhoods on various nights. August 8, 2016 to September 1, 2016.

7. Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City Series with free music on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights this summer and free classic movies on Friday nights this summer. June 9, 2016 to September 9, 2016.

8. Free Boston Calling Block Party every Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Dewey Square. Thursday nights May 12, 2016 to September 15, 2016.

9. Berklee’s Summer in the City Series with over 200 free music performances all over the city. Now through end of September, 2016.

10. Boston Public Library’s Free Concerts in the Courtyard with free music every Wednesday night at 6pm and Friday afternoon at 12:30pm. Now through August 31, 2016.

11. Midday Music at Post Office Square with free music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm. Now through September 1, 2016.

12. Free Summer Concert Series Harborwalk Sounds at the ICA on Thursday nights from 6-8:30pm. (Reminder: ICA admission is also free on Thursday nights). Thursday nights from June 30, 2016 to September 1, 2016.

13. Free Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert at the Hatch Shell on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm. Wednesday evenings from July 13, 2016 to August 31, 2016.

14. Kendall Square Summer Concert Series starting at noon throughout the summer with free live music. Ongoing this summer, end date not known.

15. So many Free Fitness Classes and Events in the Greater Boston Area this summer. Dates vary.

16. Free yoga, fitness, music, children activities and more at Summertime at the Street in Chestnut Hill. Now to September 17, 2016.

17. A free multi-day music festival on Boston Common with local and national acts with Outside the Box. July 13-17, 2016.

18. Celebrate with one the largest Patriotic celebration in the nation with Boston Harborfest! July 1-4, 2015.

19. Cheer on the Patriots at Gillette Stadium for Patriots Training Camp for free for select dates in July and August. (More info to come!)

20. Head to Boston Common for Shakespeare on the Common with Love’s Labour’s Lost by William Shakespeare. July 20, 2016 to August 7, 2016.

21. Free fitness, outdoor movies, music, and open lawn time available at The Lawn on D. All summer long.

22. Check out a North End Feast this summer. Dates vary, but there’s a lot of them!

23. Kids Bowl Free all summer at over 20 participating bowling alleys across Massachusetts.

24. Active Military can receive free museum entry until Labor Day from Blue Star Museums from many attractions across Massachusetts and more. Through Labor Day.

25. Free Museums and discount attractions with your Boston Library Card with advanced reservation.

26. Free Admission at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for Neighborhood Nights. Thursdays nights from 5-8pm on July 14, July 28, and August 11, 2016.

27. Bring the kids to Sunday Parkland Games on Sunday afternoons from 3:30-6pm in Cambridge. Starts June 26 in North Point Park.

Make sure to check the blog all summer long since there’s a lot more fun and free summer events in Boston this summer! Also, don’t forget to follow me on Twitter or Facebook for daily updates and reminders of fun things to do! (I know I’ve been slacking lately with Social Media but I’m hoping to get a little better with the reminders and updates!)

What is your favorite free event in Boston this summer? Is your favorite Boston activity on the list?

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Free Concerts and Music Series in Boston

Free Concerts in Boston 2016

Are you looking for free live music in Boston this summer? Well, you are in luck because there’s so many free music series and summer concerts in Boston!

Below are the list of all the free music series and free summer concert series happening in Boston throughout the summer:

Boston Calling Block Parties

Free Boston Calling Block Party every Thursday evening from 5-8pm at Dewey Square. Thursday nights May 12 to September 15, 2016.

Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concerts

Free Landmarks Orchestra Classical Concert at the Hatch Shell on Wednesday nights from 7-9pm this summer. Wednesday evenings from July 13, 2016 to August 31, 2015.

Outside the Box

Outside the Box is a free multi-day music festival on Boston Common with over 100 local and national performances–all for free. July 13-17, 2016.

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City

Boston Harbor Hotel’s Summer in the City program offers free music on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6-10pm at BHH’s Courtyard. Runs now until September 8, 2016. 

Berklee’s Summer in the City

Berklee’s Summer in the City Series offers over 200 free music performances all over the city. Runs now through the end of September.

Harborwalk Sounds

Free Harborwalk Sounds at the ICA happens on Thursday nights from 6-8:30pm this summer with free music. (Reminder: ICA admission is also free on Thursday nights). Thursday nights from June 30, 2016 to September 1, 2016.

Concerts in the Courtyard

Boston Public Library’s Concerts in the Courtyard has free music every Wednesday night at 6pm and Friday afternoon at 12:30pm in the courtyard at the Boston Public Library. Runs now through August 31, 2016.

Summer Midday Music

Free Midday Music at Post Office Square with music on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12-2pm at Norman B. Leventhal Park. Now through September 1, 2016.

Dorothy Curran Concert Series

The Dorothy Curran Concert Series has four shows all on City Hall Plaza this summer and is the longest running outdoor concert series in Boston. July 13, August 3, August 10, and August 24, 2016.

Berklee Greenway Concert Series

Free Berklee Greenway Concert Series with free music on Friday nights from 5-7pm at the Rose Kennedy Greenway in the North End. July 1, 2016 to August 19, 2016

Berklee at the Prudential Center

Free music at the Prudential Center in the courtyward with Berklee Lunch Sessions every Tuesday from 12-1:30pm. Every Tuesday during lunch in June and July (with rain dates in August).

Kendall Square Summer Concert Series

Kendall Square Summer Concert Series starts at noon throughout the summer with free live music. Runs now and end date not known.

Summertime @ the Street

Free Acoustic Evenings on Thursdays from 6-8pm and Sundays from 12-2pm with performances from Berklee School of Music with Summertime @ The Street in Chestnut Hill. Runs now until September.

Waterfront Plaza Lunch Sessions

Enjoy free music at Waterfront Plaza on Thursdays at 12pm in June and July from Berklee School of Music.

Assembly Row Summer Music Series

Free LIVE Music Thursdays at Assembly Row in Somerville on Thursday evenings at 6pm. Now until September 1, 2016.

Did I miss any fun and free music series in the Greater Boston area this summer? What is your favorite free music series?

 

Cheap Weekend Fun in Boston for June 18-19, 2016!

Cheap Weekend Events in BostonAre you looking for some fun and cheap things to do for the LAST weekend of SPRING!?! If so, I have some ideas for you!

If you are celebrating Dad this weekend, here’s a few places where Dad can get free admission and more in the Greater Boston area.

9th Annual Make Music!: Saturday, June 18th from 2-10pm in Harvard Square. Celebrate the Summer Solstice in Harvard Square with free live music with over 60 musicians!

Fête de la Musique: June 18, 2016 from 4-6:30pm at different locations in the South End. Live musicians are filling up the streets in the South End with music of all kinds for all different ages to celebrate the Summer Solstice!

Fort Point Open Studios: June 17-19, 2016 in Fort Point. Twice a year the artists of Fort Point open up their studios for free to the public.

Family Fun Day: Sunday, June 19, 2016 at Baxter Riverfront Park Amphitheater in Somerville from 11am to 1pm. Head to Assembly Row for their first Family Fun Day with activities for the kids and celebrations for Dad!

Joe’s Jazz and Blues Fest: Saturday, June 18, 2016 from 12-6pm in Somerville. The annual Jazz & Blues Fest will take over Powderhouse Park in Somerville for a day of free live music!

Waltham Riverfest: June 17-18, 2016 in Waltham. Check out the 8th Annual Riverfest with live music, kid activities, and much more! Free.

South End Open Market: Every Sunday though October from 10-4pm at the Ink Block! Enjoy three amazing markets every Sunday at a new location, the Ink Block! Enjoy a farmers market, handcrafted goods, and delicious food trucks at the South End Open Market.

Harvard Art Museums: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Saturday morning from 10am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Harvard Museum of Natural History: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology: Massachusetts residents are admitted free every Sunday morning from 9am to Noon year-round with proof of residency

Hope you have a great weekend!

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Kids Can Bowl Free for Summer 2016

Kids Bowl Free Summer 2016

Once again the Kids Bowl Free program is back for Summer 2016 and is free (rainy day) activity to keep kids busy this summer!

Registered children can bowl two free games EACH DAY over the summer, so a value of $500 if you really liked to bowl! Keep in mind this program does not include the cost of shoe rentals.

There are some program terms and you can find them and all the information you need here as well as find a participating bowling alley in Massaschusetts.

Will you be participating this year? Have your kids participated in the past?

Where Dad Gets in Free for Father’s Day

Father's Day Freebies in Boston 2014Celebrating Dad on Sunday? Here are a few places Dads get in FREE on Father’s Day in the Greater Boston area + some other great ideas!

LEGOLAND: Free admission for Dads on Father’s Day with a paid child

Franklin Park Zoo: Free admission for Dads on Father’s Day

Stone Zoo (Stoneham, MA): Dads get in free on Father’s Day

Southwick’s Zoo (Mendon, MA): Dads get half-priced admission this weekend

Roger Williams Zoo (Providence, RI): Free admission for Dad with a paid child’s admission ticket this weekend

Canobie Lake Park (Salem, NH): Dad gets in free (with free lunch too) on Sunday, June 21st accompanied by one paid child’s admission

Davis Farmland (Sterling, MA): Dads get in free on Father’s Day (and a free massage too)!

Please let me know if I missed and fun and free things for Dad to do on Sunday in the comments below.

Happy Father’s Day to all those awesome Dads out there!

 

Free Outdoor Movie Nights in Boston for Summer 2016

Outdoor Movie Screenings in Boston for Free

Outdoor movie screenings are a fun way to end a nice summer day and luckily there are so many free outdoor movie series in and around Boston for summer 2016!

I’ve included a few more outside the city this year since I got a few requests (and got sent a few outside the city movie series) so I figured I’d try to include as many as I could find. Not all free movie series are posted yet, so I’ll try to update this as we get further into summer.

Please let me know in the comments below if I missed any of your favorite outdoor movie nights in or around the city.

Here’s the 2016 Free Outdooor Movie Night Screenings & Series:

Boston Harbor Hotel Classic Movie Friday

The Boston Harbor Hotel is airing a classic movie in their courtyard as part of their Summer in the City series every Friday night starting at dusk from June 10, 2016 to September 9, 2016.

  • 6/10:  Dirty Dancing
  • 6/17:  Jaws
  • 6/24:  ET The Extra Terrestrial (Restored)
  • 7/1:  An Affair To Remember
  • 7/8:  The Wizard Of Oz
  • 7/15:  Letters To Juliet
  • 7/22:  Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom
  • 7/29:  Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade
  • 8/5:  Back To The Future
  • 8/12:  Toy Story
  • 8/19:  The Sandlot
  • 8/26:  Some Like It Hot
  • 9/2:  Star Trek (2009)
  • 9/9:  Mamma Mia!

To view the complete schedule or for more information, please head here.

Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell

WBZ NewsRadio 1030 and the Department of Conservation and Recreation host the Annualc Free Fridays flicks movie series at the DCR Hatch Shell. Free Friday flicks start at dusk but activities and fun kick off at 6 p.m. on Fridays this summer from June 24, 2016 to August 26, 2016!

  • June 24: Mininons
  • July 15: Cinderella
  • July 22: Inside Out
  • July 29: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • August 5: The Good Dinosaur
  • August 12: Jurassic World
  • August 19: Up
  • August 26: Ant-Man

For more information about Free Friday Flicks at the Hatch Shell, please head here.

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival at the Prudential Center

Magic 106.7 Family Film Festival takes place under the stars in the courtyard at the Prudential Center every Saturday from July 2, 2016 to August 31, 2016 at dusk. Entertainment, children activities, and giveaways start at 6 p.m. The rain date for all films take place the following Tuesday if needed.

  • July 2: Minions
  • July 9: Wizard of Oz
  • July 16: Good Dinosaur
  • July 23: Tangled
  • July 30: Inside Out
  • August 6: Brave
  • August 13: Zootopia
  • August 20: A Bugs Life
  • August 27: Mary Poppins

For more information about the free Family Film Festival, please head here.

Mayor Walsh’s Movie Nights

Mayor Walsh and the Boston Parks and Recreation Department and Northeastern University is bringing free movies this summer in August and one in September too. All movies start at dusk and are in parks across Boston.

  • August 8: The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge out of Water, Hunt/Almont Park in Mattapan
  • August 11: Mininons, L Street Beach in South Boston
  • August 15: Shaun the Sheep, Ringer Playground in Allston
  • August 17: The Good Dinosaur, Eden Street in Charlestown
  • August 18: Big Hero 6, Fallon Field in Roslindale
  • August 22: Up, East Boston Stadium in East Boston
  • August 25: Zootopia, Ramsay Park in Roxbury
  • August 29: Monsters University, Harambee Park in Dorchester
  • September 1: The Lego Movie, Draper Playground in West Roxbury

For more information about Mayor Walsh’s free movie nights, please head here.

Classics on the Common

Head to Boston Common in September for three free movie nights on Fridays at dusk near Frog Pond.

  • September 9: Mininons
  • September 16: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
  • September 23: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

For more information about Classics on the Common, please head here.

Sunday Night Movie Night at Christopher Columbus Park

Enjoy a free movie night on the lawn at Christopher Columbus Park every Sunday night at dusk from July 10 to August 14, 2016.

  • July 10: My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • July 17: Monster Inc.
  • July 24: Remember the Titans
  • July 31: Tootsie
  • August 7: Ghostbusters (1984)
  • August 14: Raiders of the Lost Ark

For more information about Sunday Night Movie night, please head here.

Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park Movie Series

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation are hosting free movie nights at Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park in Somerville on Saturdays at dusk from July 9, 2016 to August 27, 2016.

  • July 9: Mininons
  • July 16: Disney’s Cinderella
  • July 23: Inside Out
  • July 30: Star Wars: Force Awakens
  • August 6: Good Dinosaur
  • August 13: Jurassic World
  • August 20: Up
  • August 27: Ant-Man

For more information about free movie nights at Assembly Row in Somerville, please head here.

Revere Beach Family Movie Night

Free movie night every Thursday nights at dusk from July 30, 2016 to August 11, 2016 at Revere Beach (either Kelly’s Roast Beef or William G. Reinstein Bandstand). Rain date is scheduled for the next day, Friday if needed.

  • June 30: Mininons
  • July 7: Zookeeper
  • July 14: The Goonies
  • July 21: Monsters Inc
  • July 28: Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • August 4: Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • August 11, 2016: Up

For more information about free movie nights at Revere Beach, please head here.

Movies at the Mansion

If you live or work near Waltham, you may want to check out Movies at the Mansion on Thursday nights at dusk during the month of in July at Lyman Estate.

  • July 7: Mininons
  • July 14: The Sandlot
  • July 21: Beetlejuice
  • July 28: Casablanca

For more information about free movies at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, please head here.

Fort Point Impromptu Movie Nights

If you are a fan of no notice and last minute plans (not me, give me a schedule for this, please!) you’ll love Fort Point Impromptu Movie Nights where they will dishing out the details at the last minute. For a little bit of notice, you’ve got to visit FortPoint.org or follow @FortPointStage on twitter for more information.

Movie screenings will be in Fort Point, and you can find (some) information here.

Please leave a comment below if there are any more great and free movie series happening this summer in Boston or if there’s any errors mentioned above.

Please do your due-diligence to ensure that all information provided above is correct before you head out to a free outdoor movie showing, especially if there’s bad weather!

What is your favorite movie or outdoor movie series in Boston and beyond?

 

Discount Tickets to Water Country Water Park

Water Country Discounts NH

Water Country is a water park in Portsmouth, NH and is a fun way to cool off in the summer heat. Lazy river anyone?

Goldstar Boston has discount tickets to Water Country for $28.99 for any operating day from June 11 to September 5, 2016.

This is a great way to have some cool summer fun without paying full-price on admission.

If you find any other discounts or coupons to Water Country in NH, please let me know in the comments below.

To find discount tickets to Water Country through Goldstar Boston, please head here.

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