Top free things to do
Samuel Adams Brewery is one of Top free things to do.

1. Samuel Adams Brewery

30 Germania St (btwn Brookside Ave & Bismark St), Boston, MA
Brewery · Jamaica Plain · 203 tips and reviews Free tours and tastings at the brewery between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mon. - Thurs., plus Saturdays (the tours leave every 45 minutes or so). On Fridays, tours continue through 5:30 p.m.

Harpoon Brewery is one of Top free things to do.

2. Harpoon Brewery

306 Northern Ave (at Harbor St), Boston, MA
Brewery · Seaport District · 244 tips and reviews Free tastings in theSouth Boston Waterfront brewery weekdays are at 4 p.m.; there is an additional tasting at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays. Read more.

3. City Hall Plaza

1 City Hall Sq. (at Cambridge St.), Boston, MA
Plaza · Downtown Boston · 24 tips and reviews The empty expanse is livened up by free concerts sponsored by the city on summer Wednesday evenings. Read more.

4. Tango Society of Boston / Dance Union

16 Bow St (2nd Floor), Somerville, MA
Dance Studio · 1 tips and reviews The Tango Society of Boston’s Tango by Moonlight event is now in its 16th season. Half-hour lessons start at 7:30, and open dancing goes till 11.

Arnold Arboretum is one of Top free things to do.

5. Arnold Arboretum

125 Arborway, Jamaica Plain, MA
Park · Jamaica Hills - Pond · 47 tips and reviews Free tours of the Arnold Arboretum Saturdays at 10:30, Sundays at 1 p.m., and Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m. through November.

Old South Meeting House is one of Top free things to do.

6. Old South Meeting House

310 Washington St (at Milk St.), Boston, MA
Historic Site · Downtown Boston · 17 tips and reviews Though some events are free to members only, the Old South Meeting House also hosts free ones for nonmembers. 617-482-6439,

Parkman Bandstand is one of Top free things to do.

7. Parkman Bandstand

Boston, MA
Park · Beacon Hill · 5 tips and reviews Shakespeare on the Common performances here are always fun. In 2012, "Coriolanus" will be performed from July 25 - August 12,Tuesdays-Saturdays 8pm & Sundays 7pm. Read more.

Boston Athenaeum is one of Top free things to do.

8. Boston Athenaeum

10 1/2 Beacon St (at Park St), Boston, MA
Library · Beacon Hill · 9 tips and reviews It costs money to join, but this private library offers free tours of its treasures on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3 p.m. Reservations required. Meet at the circulation desk. 617-227-0270, ext. 279 Read more.

The Emerald Necklace Vistor Center is one of Top free things to do.

9. The Emerald Necklace Vistor Center

Boston, MA
Park · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 1 tips and reviews Enjoy strolling Olmsted's parks any day of the week. Or try one of the free walking tours, Sundays, 1 to 2:30 p.m., through October. Read more.

Museum of Fine Arts is one of Top free things to do.

10. Museum of Fine Arts

465 Huntington Ave (at Museum Rd), Boston, MA
Art Museum · Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood · 232 tips and reviews With more than 450,000 works, the MFA can keep you busy for a lifetime of Wednesdays, when it's free from 4 to 9:45 p.m. Read more.