Castle Island

Every Friday, I feature a fun and budget-friendly option in the Greater Boston area. The “Feature Friday” is typically mentioned on the Cheap Eats list, Free Things to Do in Boston, or Discount Attractions. However, there’s so much budget-friendly ideas on my pages, I thought it would be fun to feature something budget-friendly and different each week. Also, each Feature Friday is something I have personal experience with or took advantage of recently! Enjoy!

Castle Island is a 22-acre park located in South Boston and connected to mainland. Castle Island is also home to Fort Independence, a granite fort, available for tours during select times.

There is so much to do at Castle Island for free from walking, biking, swimming, airplane watching, and much more. My dog Connie loves Castle Island!

Food and grills are also allowed, which makes for a great and budget-friendly meal. If you don’t feel like bringing food, Sullivan’s is at Castle Island is available for food and isn’t too expensive.

There is also a parking lot which offers free parking if you do decide to drive to Castle Island. The MBTA Bus Route 5, 7, 9, 10, or 11 will also .

For more information about Castle Island, please visit here.

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