My Guide to Boston
Boston, one of the major cities of the northeast, is also one of the easiest rides to and from the UNH Durham Campus. Whether you know it or not, students at the University of New Hampshire are only an hour and a half via Amtrak to North Station which makes several trips up and down the coasts of New Hampshire, Maine and the north shore. Being a college student also affords you certain things, like discounts and advantage programs. Something that becomes more prevalent as you go to bigger cities, like Boston. Whether its the museums or the attractions, a College I.D. makes traveling that much more affordable. It also helps when I end the day looking at my wallet to see if I can still get that cup of coffee the next morning before class.
Here are our Top Discounts in Boston for you:
Getting to Boston
Getting there is half the fun! Living on campus gives students access to the Amtrak Downeaster, the local commuter train that goes from Boston to Portland daily. Tickets run about $36 – $38 round trip (Saver and Value prices). However two alternatives include the student advantage card and the 6Tix Pass. The student advantage card which costs $20 for the year you’ll receive 10% off each time you choose Amtrak while the 6Tix Pass allows one traveller to pay $86 for 6 One-Way tickets that must be used within the year (365-days).
MFA (Museum of Free Arts?)
Want to spend less money? Free with your UNH tuition, you can spend the day at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (MFA) discovering Asia, Europe, the Americas through historical artifacts and contemporary art. This awesome discount, thanks to the McLane Family’s New Hampshire Student Membership Program, also offers an additional 10% off of purchases at the gift store as well. Going with a friend? If their school is not part of the program then they can still use their college ID to get $2 off of their ticket. (UNH- Free, Other College- $23/person)
Isabella S. Gardner Museum
Only $5 with a Student ID and free on your birthday visiting the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum brings you one of the best kept secrets of Boston, it’s historical wonders. Featuring paintings amongst art such as horticulture, “the science and art of growing fruits, vegetables, flowers, or ornamental plants” you are transported to an old world. Inside the courtyard are Orchids, Nasturtium and chrysanthemums, all which bloom during different times of the year ever changing the color of the room.
Looking for some #instaunh photos of you showing off your Wildcat Pride? Go to the Skywalk at the Prudential Center outside of the Hynes Convention Center and receive a $3 discount on admission with your I.D., originally $16 per person. Being fifty stories above Boston’s street gives you views as far as the eye can see. Some locations visible from the observation deck include Logan International Airport, Fenway Park, the Charles River Basin, the Citgo Sign as well as schools like Northeastern, BU and MIT. (Any College ID- $13/person)