There’s often a weird disconnect by people from outside of Boston, many of whom assume the city’s friendly laidback air and historic background somehow make it budget-friendly.
Of course, they also assume they can fit in with locals by calling the city “Beantown” or by describing everything as a wicked pissah
Anyone who spends time here knows The Cradle of Liberty ain’t exactly cradling the pocketbook. Sure, it’s a very walkable place to live (at least eight months out of the year) but rents are on par with most other major cities, hotels average out even pricier than New York (!!!), and there are plenty of high-end restaurants that’ll clean your chowder out on a first date – let alone a second, third, or fifth one.
So what’s a doe-eyed dater to do? Well, you could walk The Freedom Trail with the packs of Midwestern tourists as they snap a thousand photos and ask everyone if they’re related to Paul Revere. Or you could resist the inevasible urge to bang your head against a 200 year-old wall and check out these things to do in Boston
instead, which we promise won’t break the bank and just might get you to second base.