For bud­get trav­el­ers, hol­i­day devo­tees and out­door junkies

Unique rec­om­men­da­tions cu­rated by Where and fit to match three per­sonal travel styles.

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Bud­get Trav­eler

There’s not enough money in the world to ex­pe­ri­ence ev­ery­thing a great city like Boston has to of­fer. Luck­ily, City-PASS pro­vides an end­less amount of dis­counts so that money won’t ever be the rea­son you can’t em­bark on new ad­ven­tures. If you’re re­ally look­ing to hold onto that change in your pocket but are dy­ing to hear some good mu­sic, check out one of the per­for­mances at Berklee Col­lege of Mu­sic (1). From jazz tunes to soul and pro­gres­sive, these con­certs high­light up-and-com­ers and tick­ets are of­ten free. On the other side of Fen­way, the Mu­seum of Fine Arts (2) hosts free ad­mis­sion ev­ery Wed­nes­day af­ter 4 pm. Part with a fiver to take a tour around Har­poon Brew­ery (3) and sam­ple its iconic beer. If you’ve a bit more money to burn, you can stay at the Beer Hall for a pint and/or bring a growler home, too.

Hol­i­day Devo­tee

The Sugar Plum Fairy Tea (1) Dec. 10 and 17 at the Ritz-Carl­ton wel­comes guests to a win­ter dream­land filled with tea sand­wiches, sing-alongs and cos­tumed mem­bers of Boston Bal­let’s “The Nutcracker.” Es­capades con­tinue at The Christmas Rev­els (2) Dec. 9-27, a the­atri­cal cel­e­bra­tion of the win­ter sol­stice that em­braces the cul­tural tra­di­tions of Aca­dian-Ca­jun im­mi­grants through mu­sic, dance and more. Han­del and Haydn So­ci­ety’s Bach Christmas (3) per­for­mances Dec. 15 and 18 joy­ously delve into Baroque pe­riod com­po­si­tions with a tal­ented in­stru­ment orches­tra and cho­rus. If you’ve fi­nally got­ten your fill of mu­sic and dance, but still hold on to hol­i­day ex­cite­ment, visit the Craft-Boston Hol­i­day Show Dec. 2-4 that fea­tures more than 175 ex­hibitors of­fer­ing art­ful, hand­made gifts.

Out­door Junkie

Who said just be­cause the cold weather has ar­rived that out­door ac­tiv­i­ties have to stop? Walk­ing the Rose Kennedy Green­way (1) through the Fi­nan­cial Dis­trict is a scenic way to burn off com­fort-food calo­ries while catch­ing up with a pal. Those on a longer stay can amp up the ex­cite­ment level with Frost­bite Rac­ing on Boston Har­bor through Boston Sail­ing Cen­ter. If sail­ing isn’t your thing, but frozen wa­ter and fresh air are, spend an af­ter­noon ice skat­ing in Boston Com­mon on the Frog Pond (2). Slid­ing and glid­ing en­cour­aged, and all lev­els wel­come. We­ston Ski Track (3) of­fers more than nine miles of quiet, snow-cov­ered trails that have be­come well-known places to cross-coun­try ski and snow­shoe. Plus, it stays open af­ter dark for night owls.

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