Boston’s Best Attractions With Senior Discounts

August 5, 2014 8:00 AM

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Photo credit: Boston Duck Tours (Facebook)

Photo credit: Boston Duck Tours (Facebook)

Don’t ever let it be said that there’s no advantages to getting older. Plenty of retailers and other attractions in and around Boston will give you a discount just for reaching certain birthday milestones. Of course the trick is that, usually, you have to know about the deal and ask for it. Luckily, we’ve got you covered. Check out these great deals that are for seniors only.
Photo credit: Boston Duck Tours (Facebook)

Photo credit: Boston Duck Tours (Facebook)

Duck Tours
4 Copley Place
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 267-3825
www.bostonducktours.com

Yes, that ubiquitous Boston tourist attraction has ducky deals for seniors. This narrated tour of Boston that roams from the streets to the waters is a fun way to spend an afternoon, whether with your friends or grandkids. And if you are 62 years of age or older, you’ll do it for less. The traditional 80-minute tours leave daily from the Museum of Science and The Prudential Center. Seasonally you can catch an abbreviated tour from the New England Aquarium. Quacking is optional.

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MBTA
www.mbta.com

When it’s on time, one of the perks to living in Boston is the public transportation. And the ease of getting around without a car is made that much sweeter if you are over the age of 65. That’s right! If you’ve hit your 65th year, you are eligible for a senior Charlie Card, which will give you a nice discount on everything from riding the bus to the subways to even taking the commuter rail on a longer trip. Just head over to the Charlie Card store at Downtown Crossing with your I.D. and you can start saving.

Photo credit: Huntington Theatre Company

Photo credit: Huntington Theatre Company

Huntington Theatre Company
264 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 266-7900
www.huntingtontheatre.org

Now in its 33rd season of shows, the Huntington Theatre Company offers seniors a discount on tickets. Five dollars off per ticket can add up quickly if you’re headed out to see a show with a group of friends or if you see several shows a year. The group performs at both the Boston University Theater and the Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA. They perform a variety of shows, so there’s sure to be something to appeal to just about everyone.

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Photo credit: Frost Ice Bar (Facebook)

Photo credit: Frost Ice Bar (Facebook)

Frost Ice Bar
200 State St.
Boston, MA 02109
(617) 307-7331
www.frosticebar.com

Maybe after catching a discounted show from the Huntington Theatre Company you’ll want to go out on the town and grab a drink or two. Luckily you can get those at a discount, too, but only if you’re a senior. Boston’s only ice bar — yes, that’s right, a bar made entirely out of ice which serves drinks in, of course, ice cups — lets seniors in for $2 less than it charges everyone else. The bar is conveniently located in Faneuil Hall, so it is an easy place to get to by car or by subway.

Photo credit: Skywalk Observatory

Photo credit: Skywalk Observatory

Skywalk Observatory
The Shops at Prudential Center
800 Boylston St., Suite 50
Boston, MA  02199
(617) 859-0648
www.prudentialcenter.com

Boston’s popular Skywalk Observatory is a great way to end a day of shopping at the Prudential Center, where it is also located, or to bring visiting friends and family. It offers a glorious 360-degree panoramic view of the city that is unmatched in Boston. And as a senior (62+), you’ll get that amazing view for just $13, $3 off the normal price. If you get a group of friends to go with you, it’s possible to rack up even greater discounts off of everyone’s tickets, regardless of age, which makes this a great spot to bring the whole family at a nice price.

Renee Mallett is the author of several books about art, culture, and New England. She was the owner and director of an art gallery and has written about arts and entertainment on a national level for several print and online journals. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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