Summer Of Savings: Hometown Tourist Destinations On A Budget

BOSTON (CBS) – There are a lot of great things to do and see in New England.

But when attractions and tours can cost close to $30 per person, seeing the sights with a family can drain the bank quick.

Here’s how you can be a hometown tourist on a budget, thanks to this week’s Summer of Savings.

DISCOVERY MUSEUMS

Tucked away in Acton are the Discovery Museums.

“The heart of the Discovery Museum is about inspiring creativity and curiosity so that kids can grow up to be the problem solvers we’re going to need for the future,” said Discovery Museums CEO Neil Gordon.

With the Children’s and Science Discovery Museums and Discovery Woods, this hands-on complex is all about “minds at play.”

While tickets are typically $12 per person, every Friday night this summer you can take the whole family for free.

“We’re welcoming and opening to everybody,” said Gordon.

Gordon is very excited about Discovery Woods and its 550-square foot tree house.

“They can experience the climbing cargo net, the swing. They can get lost in the beaver huts and have a great time,” Gordon added.

SAM ADAMS BREWERY

If you’re looking for something for just mom and dad, you can tour the Sam Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain.

During daily tours Monday through Saturday you can look at 30 years of Boston’s hometown brewer.

All they ask is for a $2 charitable donation.

LAWN ON D

And after touring the brewery you could head to South Boston to lounge and listen to music at “The Lawn on D.”

The signature outdoor space has plenty of public seating, free Wi-Fi, interactive art, and a free corn hole tournament on Friday nights.

You can also save some cash and get a taste of the wild at the Franklin Park Zoo. On Father’s Day, dear old dad gets in free.

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