Groupon!!

This website has been my fun on the cheap savior for the second summer in a row!  Last summer I purchased my first Groupon for the CityView Trolley Tours.  This was a big hit with two of the littles!  The older two littles had a special day with me in Boston!  We were able to enjoy a trolley ride around the city and hop off and on as much as we wanted all day.  Included in the trolley ticket is a narrated harbor cruise!  We were not able to use the cruise portion on the same day, so CityView gave us a voucher to come back at a later date over the summer!  There are nine stops on the tour and you can start your tour anywhere!  Both times we started our tours at South Station, right on Summer Street.  A few stops later we were at the main ticket booth to collect our actual tickets.  The staff came over to us and we didn’t have to leave our seats on the bus!  I checked the website for CityView for their regular price Adult and Child (ages 4 to 12 ) combined is $52.  Buying through Groupon, I paid $38 and saved $14! 

Later that same summer I purchased a Groupon for the Boston Sea Lightning.  It is a one hour speed boat tour of Boston Harbor.  It is definitely NOT for the weak stomached!  We went around the outer harbor and spun 360s and did figure eights!  The oldest little LOVED it.  The regular adult price is $49 per person.  With the Groupon, I paid $35 per person, another $14 in savings!    

Groupon has amazing deals on other things like vacations, food and goods of all kinds.  I have even used my Groupons on vacation!  Last spring I bought a hop on hop off bus tour of Honolulu, Hawaii!  No matter what city you live in, you could probably find a great deal!  Be sure to give Groupon a chance this summer.  In the Boston area alone I found over 300 deals on things to do!  This summer is looking to be even better than last year!  I have stocked up on trolley tours, horseback riding, train rides on Cape Cod and even a glass blowing class for myself!

 

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(ABOVE) Our Travel Gnome, Keelan and the 14 passenger Boston Sea Lightning!

 

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(ABOVE) A view from our trolley of the Custom House tower!

 

**Just as a side note**I am in not being paid in any way to rave about my Groupon experience.  I just want to share my happiness abut saving money with you** =)

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Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Who else is excited that spring is FINALLY here?! One of my favorite places to visit and take the Littles this time of year is Larz Anderson Auto Museum in Brookline, Massachusetts. This museum has been in operation for over 85 years, is known for having “America’s Oldest Car Collection” and is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Set on 64 acres of land and just ten minutes outside of Boston, Larz Anderson boasts some great events throughout the year they are best known for their Sunday Lawn Event.  Every Sunday from May 18th until October 26th, with the exception of holiday weekends,  there is a different theme of car each weekend.

I recently brought two Littles ages twelve and seven to explore here.  They LOVED it.  The carriage house has two levels with all kinds of memorabilia.  The seven year old Little loved finding the cars that looked like the ones from her favorite movie, “CARS”.  The twelve year Little loved reading all about the old cars and looking at the pictures on display.  We made a whole day out of our trip there.  We packed a lunch, blankets, a soccer ball and our baseball gloves.  The 64 acres of grounds is beautiful and the view into Boston is the Littles favorite part.

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Larz Anderson is located at 15 Newton Street, Brookline, MA.

Hours:  Open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am to 4pm

Closed: Monday and major holidays.

Adults are $10

Military, Seniors, Students and Children ages 6-10 are $5

Children ages 6 and under are free

You can also become a member, there are five different levels to chose from.

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