Free Things To Do in Boston

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Boston is known for great food, successful sports teams and for being the premier Biotech hub in America. With so much to do and see, it can be a bit overwhelming to visit all these amazing places, especially on your own. Fortunately, the GirlCrew app has just launched in Boston and here at GirlCrew, we are so excited! While you download the app and start making new friends, why not check out our piece on free things to do in Boston.

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The Arnold Arboretum

The Arnold Arboretum is one of the free things to do in Boston. The Arboretum is a perfect spot to go for a hike and get some quiet from the city. Spanning over 200 acres, the Arboretum’s collection of trees, shrubs, and woody vines is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and best documented of its kind in the world. There are guided tours on offer but if you want to explore on your own, there are links on the website you can check out and plan your route. Arboretums are popular with GirlCrewers, check out ‘Outdoor Activities in Orlando’.

Hatch Shell

Free things to do in Boston for college students is really good to know, especially if you have no money and are living off cuppa noodles. The Hatch Shell host ‘free Friday flicks’, showing classics such as Elf and Jumanji. A blanket and some treats are the perfect way to spend an evening. Most weekends and weeknights during the summer months host free concerts too. So keep an eye on the events section for any surprises coming up.


OK, so not free but really worth it. Experience Flutter is one of the cheap things to do in Boston. Flutter is a place where everyday people help raise money for local nonprofits by entering to win local experiences. People can donate to local charities for a chance to win different ‘experiences’ that have been donated to Flutter. Past experiences have been two tickets to see the Red Hot Red Sox at Fenway Park, tickets to see U2 and even your rent paid for! Flutter is a great initiative, very like the Ask/Offer Initiative that GirlCrew has just recently announced. Read more about it here.

Boston Public Market

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The Boston Public Market is a great free thing to do in Boston in winter. There is an option to take a free guided tour of the market, to learn about the space, the history and to meet all the different vendors and how they created their dishes. Or if you prefer to wander around yourself or with friends, make sure you check out every stall and try as many tasters as you can. If you want to sit down instead and try lots of different things to eat, take a seat at the market meeting table. This will cost $25 but gives you a chance to relax and enjoy your food.

Samuel Adams Brewery

The Samuel Adams Brewery is an unexpected free thing to do in Boston at night. On the classic tour, you will learn about beer ingredients and the brewing process. Everyone ( well everyone who is 21 and up ) will receive a complimentary tasting glass to keep and you can sample three Samuel Adams beers. A suggested donation of $2 is recommended, that will go towards local charities and brewing the American dream. There is also a variety of events at the Boston Brewery and Tap Room. From trivia nights to specialty beer and food events.

So what do you think? Is there anything we missed on the list? What are some other free things to do in Boston? Let us know in the comments below. Don’t forget to download the GirlCrew app today and start making some new friendships. If you go on any adventures, make sure to tag us @GirlCrewHQ.

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