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slides: Getting Out: 10 Great Activities for $20 or Less

Friday, March 28, 2014

 

More than often our excuse for staying inside all day is that going out with friends or trying something new is too expensive.

Although this can be true, there are plenty of ways to get out of your house without breaking your budget.

Around New England there are many activities and things you can do without spending more money than you want. Whether you enjoy crafts, movies, dining, or the outdoors GoLocal has you covered.
 

 

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The Palladium

Located in the heart of Worcester, The Palladium Nightclub is a historic concert venue which welcomes many local and well known bands. There are numerous events taking place at The Palladium Nightclub every week and you can see may performers for $20 or less. Check out their website for a list of performers and to order tickets. 

The Palladium Nightclub: 261 Main Street, Worcester, MA, 01608

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Sky Zone

Sky Zone is an indoor trampoline park that allows you to have hours of fun while exercising in a unique way. The trampolines reach from one edge of the floor to the other and angled trampolines allow you to literally bounce of walls. Prices range from $9 for a thirty minute jump pass to $20 for 120 minutes. For more information, click here

Sky Zone: 290 Turnpike Road (Route 9), Westborough, MA, 01581

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Tower Hill Botanic Garden

The Tower Hill Botanic Garden is headquarters to the third oldest active horticultural society in the United States. Home to a number of gardens, there is plenty to explore at this botanic garden including a daffodil field, 350 different species of trees, a wildlife refuge pond and much more. Admission is only $12 for adults and $7 for kids. For more information, click here.

Tower Hill Botanic Garden: 11 French Drive, Bolyston, MA, 01505

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Claytime

Feeling artsy? Get your creative juices flowing at Claytime, Worcester’s largest and most experienced studio. There is no need for an appointment, just stop in and start painting. There are hundreds of different ceramics to choose from. For more information, click here

Claytime: 124 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, MA, 01545

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Elm Draught House Cinema

A new way to enjoy going to the movies, Elm Draught House Cinema is a cinema pub serving beer, wine and soft drinks. Movies tickets are only $5, and in addition to movies the cinema also shows sporting events for free, and houses comedy shows for $15 when tickets are purchased in advance. For more information, click here

Elm Draught House Cinema: 35 Elm Street. Millbury, MA, 01527

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Ball Square Fine Wines

Every Friday night Ball Square Fine Wines offers free wine and beer tastings. This long-standing tradition allows you to taste and learn about their latest finds. The tasting runs from 4:30 until 7:30 and is a great way to spend a night out with your friends or with a date. For more information, click here.

Ball Square Fine Wines: 716 Broadway, Somerville, MA, 02144

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The Institute of Contemporary Art

Located on Boston’s waterfront, not only is this institute home to extraordinary art, but the surrounding view is beautiful as well. The collections at The Institute of Contemporary Art represent the best of the modern art world and the institute is a cultural center for the city of Boston. Come check out their kaleidoscope color exhibition, the world of glass exhibit and much more. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students. For more information, http://www.icaboston.org/" target="_blank">click here. 

The Institute of Contemporary Art: 100 Northern Avenue, Boston, MA, 02210

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Swan Boats

Not only are the swan boats a Boston tradition, but a ride is only $3 for adults and $1.50 for children (ages 2-15) making the boats a perfect activity for those on budget. Rides take place on the waters of the Boston Public Garden and mark the beginning of spring. Rides are available seven days a week weather permitting. For more information, click here.

Swan Boats: 4 Charles Street, Boston, MA, 02116

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Brookfield Orchards

Open year round, Brookfield Orchards is the perfect place to go apple picking, enjoy apple dumplings at their snack bar, and order fresh pies. Brookfield Orchards is a great place to spend a spring day with the family and admission is always free. For more information, click here.

Brookfield Orchards: 12 Lincoln Road, North Brookfield, MA, 01525

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American Antiquarian Society

The American Antiquarian Society library is home to the largest collection of printed materials relating to early United States History. This collection covers everything from colonial and early American culture, history, and literature making this one of the most historical spots in all of Worcester. Don’t miss out on their free public tours every Wednesday at 3pm. For more information, click here.

American Antiquarian Society: 185 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA, 01609

 
 

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