Boston Weekend Trip for College Students

(A view of the Boston skyline from the Charles River.)

Calling all college students! Pack your bags and get ready for a weekend in Boston with Martz. We’re hosting an exclusive college students-only trip to Boston this spring! You’ll get to explore one of the oldest cities in the United States and experience the culture, diverse neighborhoods and rich history that the city of Boston has to offer. Below is what you can do on this exciting weekend trip.

Leaving for Boston

Clear your schedule early in the spring. Our weekend trip in Boston is from March 31-April 2, 2017. We offer two pickup spots for you to join us on our excursion. Our first pickup is at 8 a.m., at the Wyoming Valley Mall in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. Our second pickup will be at 8:45 a.m., at the Greenridge Plaza in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Don’t worry about bringing a lunch; we’ll be stopping for food on the way. Once in Boston, we’ll drop you off on Surface Road, near the famous Faneuil Hall, to begin your weekend journey.

Hotels in Boston

For the weekend, we will ask you to book your own hotel room or Airbnb room in the area. Here are a few of our suggestions:

●      Comfort Inn

Feel well rested at the Comfort Inn, where they have all the amenities you’ll ever need. Enjoy a signature free hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, friendly staff and comfortable rooms that will leave you feeling refreshed. Comfort Inn hotels will give you everything you need to make your weekend trip in Boston a success.

●      Comfort Inn & Suites Boston Logan International Airport

Book your room at the award-winning Comfort Inn & Suites Boston Logan International Airport in Revere, Massachusetts, just minutes away from downtown Boston. You’ll have an exceptional experience at this hotel, which boasts personal guest services, pristine room conditions and a complimentary breakfast buffet.

●      Holiday Inn Boston – Bunker Hill

Nestled between the historic streets and financial center of Boston is the Holiday Inn Boston – Bunker Hill in Somerville, Massachusetts. It is conveniently located near Fenway Park, Faneuil Hall and the Museum of Science. You’ll also love their Sports Deck, which features a large pool, basketball court and more!

●      Boston Airbnb

A great alternative to a hotel is staying in an Airbnb in one of the beautiful neighborhoods of Boston. You can book entire homes, private rooms, a suite of rooms and apartments for affordable prices that are perfect for any weekend trip. It’s easy to join – all you have to do is create an Airbnb profile to book your reservations. The best part is you can refine your search by selecting the room type, price, size, amenities and properties that you want during your trip. You and your college friends will love it.

Things to Do in Boston

On our weekend trip to Boston, you’ll be able to take advantage of some sightseeing and shopping in the city. We recommend visiting these places to get the full Boston experience:

●      Tour of Fenway Park

Tour the home of the Boston Red Sox! Nestled in the city of Boston, Fenway Park is where traditions are celebrated and baseball is forever. An experienced tour guide will provide a riveting, one-hour, walking tour of the ballpark, so you can feel the pulse of the Red Sox Nation. You’ll be able to visit Pesky’s Pole and sit atop the world-famous Green Monster, while looking over left field.

●      Freedom Trail

Take a walk on the Freedom Trail! The trail is a 2.5-mile, red-lined route that leads you to 16 historically significant sites. You’ll get to explore museums, meetinghouses and churches, and discover the rich history of the American Revolution.

●      New England Aquarium

A global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation, the New England Aquarium is home to thousands of aquatic animals. From the giant Pacific octopus to the Northern fur seals, there is a wide range of exhibits you can explore. The aquarium is also host to the largest shark and ray touch tank on the East Coast and the Giant Ocean Tank, which is a four-story coral reef featuring hundreds of Caribbean animals.

●      Boston Shopping Areas

There are a variety of excellent shopping areas in Boston. Right in the center of the city, you can find plenty of top shopping venues within easy walking distance to some of the most famous visitor attractions. Explore luxury designer boutiques, large department stores, consignment shops and more!

●      Boston Brew Tours

Take a tour of some of Boston’s best breweries with Boston Brew Tours. This tour allows you to drink your way through Boston and its awesome beer culture. They offer daily beer adventures to the region’s top breweries, brewpubs and beer bars. Each Boston Brew Tour includes more than 12 different beers, a beer-centered lunch, entrance fees to three to four breweries and round-trip transportation.

●      Museums

Boston offers a mix of museums that show off the city’s famous history and culture. Some Boston museum favorites include the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Science and the Peabody Essex Museum. There’s a little something for everyone wherever you go.

●      Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor Islands is the largest recreational open space in Eastern Massachusetts. Just minutes from downtown Boston, the harbor islands offer magnificent views, incredible history and numerous recreation opportunities. It’s a great place to relax at the beach, listen to live music and enjoy yourself in the peaceful part of Boston.

Departing Boston

After your incredible trip in Boston, we’ll take you back on the bus Sunday morning on Surface Road, near Faneuil Hall, where you can drop off bags and then explore Boston one last time. After your little day trip through the city, meet us back at the same spot, as our Martz bus will depart at 4 p.m. to take you back home.

Reserve Your Boston Weekend Trip

If you’re a college student and find this spring, New England multi-day trip fun and exciting, reserve your seat now! The trip cost is $156 per person for round-trip transportation and all you need is a valid college email to sign up. Reservations will close on Friday, March 17th. Call 570-821-3838 or email to reserve your seat today with Martz.