If you’re heading to Boston this summer, here is a list of 10 things you can do in the city for free. Yes, I said free.
1. Cool off at Frog Pond
Spend the day letting the kids splash around in the giant wading pool and cool off under the 30-foot spray flume at Frog Pond. It’s open daily from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. July 1st through Labor Day. Lockers are available for $1.
The Frog Pond is located on the Boston Common, off the Park Street stop on the Red or Green line.
2. Walk the Freedom Trail
The Freedom Trail is a 2.5-mile, red-lined (brick or painted red line) urban walking trail that leads you to 16 historically significant sites that bring the history of the American Revolution, as it began in Boston, to life. Along the route you will see such places as the site of Boston Massacre, Paul Revere’s house, Copp’s Hill Burying Ground, Old South Meeting House and the Bunker Hill Monument.
You can start your Freedom Trail tour at the beginning, middle, or end and here’s a map of the route in case you want to walk the walk.