Boston's proximity to the ocean means we always have a steady stream of fresh fish at our fingertips—and sometimes, for a steal. Our New England waters have some of the tastiest oysters in the country, and they're not reserved purely for a fancy night out. Fortunately, many of the best oyster bars and restaurants in town have happy hour specials, where you can sample these shellfish for a fraction of their normal cost. Check out some of these deals, many of which are even sweeter on off-peak nights or hours.
Between the ever-rising rent prices and overall cost of living here, Boston is by no means a cheap city. While you'll struggle to find a cocktail under $13 and paying for parking here is just plain painful, there are still a number of ways to enjoy our little piece of New England paradise while sticking to a budget. Believe it or not, there are many free things to do in Boston, as well as plenty of activities and outings that will usually cost less than $12. When you want to save your dough, stick to our list of the best cheap things to do in Boston—from cheap eats to cheap activities—and then splurge on the best fine dining in Boston or Boston’s best shopping with all of that extra cash.
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