I will be posting the Highland Street Foundation Free Fun Fridays listing later this week, but I wanted to highlight one of my favorite free attractions early so you can plan ahead if you are interested.

This Friday, August 24, 2012 there will be free ferry rides to George’s Island & Spectacle Island! Here is what Highland Street Foundation says about these free ferry tickets:

“Free tickets for the Harbor Islands Express Ferry will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis at Long Wharf-North, 66 Long Wharf, in downtown Boston (near the Aquarium subway station). The ticket window will open at 8:00 a.m. The ferry leaves every 30 minutes starting at 8:30 am, with a 3 hour window to return. Each adult in line may pick up a maximum of 4 tickets. (There will be no special arrangements for groups of more than 4 to be on the same ferry). Tickets will be handed out for the earliest ferry, then the next, and so on, until all ferry seats for the day are distributed – last year, all tickets were distributed by 10:30 am”

I love going to the Boston Harbor Islands because it makes me feel like I’m on vacation without even leaving the city! It’s even better, because I can get that vacation feeling this Friday for free! Can’t beat that!