I see, well then I'm probably going to have to save some more.
I didn't anticipate it being past $1,000 total, I was probably going to spend more time walking around Boston versus actually going out.
I was thinking of one game or maybe two, then use up remaining money left on either going out to eat, exploring the city, or stopping by a bar or two.
Are drinks/alcohol/food expensive in Boston? I would assume with the plethora of seafood choices available, it won't be cheap.
Is there any other recommendations/places I should stop by?
TP to all who replied.
Depends on where you're coming from, but I think it can be done for $800 if you want a budget vacation. Obviously sky's the limit if you want to splurge.
Your profile says nothern VA, so I'm guessing you're flying out of DC? If so, DC to Boston is super cheap. $150 for the flight.
Airbnb could be <$50 per night if you stay outside the city or $100 per night if you stay downtown. So let's say anywhere from $120 to $500.
Travel around town, you can get a weekly subway pass for $21.25 or pay $2.75 per trip. So you can probably get around town for anywhere from $20 to $150 (if we do a few subway rides and maybe 4-6 Ubers including getting from/to airport in Boston, hopefully you have somebody to drop you off/pick you up in DC for further savings).
For the C's, if you're okay just being in the building and don't care where you sit or who they're playing, you can do that for <$50 per game against a sucky team if your okay waiting to buy tickets. I currently count 21 listings that will sell a single ticket for less than $50 (including fees) for tonight's game against Detroit on StubHub. On the flip side, if you want decent seats, against a good opponent, and want to make sure you have a ticket secured before your trip, then maybe you're looking at $200+. Looking at the schedule, I see a few of pockets of home games against crappy teams that if you schedule your trip around, you could get 2 C's games in for very cheap if you buy day of (1/11 Pels and 1/13 Bulls and 1/15 Pistons, or 2/5 Magic and 2/7 Hawks. On the cheap side you could budget $75 per game (including money for food/drink).
Then there's meals. I don't drink and can survive eating cheap, but if you want some drinks/nicer meals, it can add up. Mix-and-match cheap breakfast/lunch + nice dinner/drinks. You can do <$10-$50+ per meal. Personally, I'd budget $25 per * 9 to 15 meals. Let's say $200-$400.
Then there's activities. You can do all free/cheap stuff (Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, Harvard Square, some museums etc.) or you can do stuff that costs money (duck tours, other museums). Realistically this could be $0-$50 per activity. All depends on what you want to do.
My budget trip summary:
$150 - flight
$120 - 3 nights non-downtown AirBnB
$150 - travel around town
$150 - 2 C's games against crappy opponents (including food/drinks)
$200 - for meals
$80 - activities
That's $850. Might be tight, but it's doable. Eat cheap, walk or ride the subway everywhere, only go to 1 C's game, and do nothing else but free activities and it can get even cheaper.