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Your Boston escape includes round-trip airfare on a JetBlue carrier and two nights' accommodations at the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel in historic Quincy.
updated 10/7/2008 9:37:43 AM ET 2008-10-07T13:37:43

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare and two nights' accommodations from $239 per person—plus $21 in taxes.

When: Ongoing, based on availability.

Gateways: New York City; add $70 for Orlando, $82 for Chicago, $170 for Denver, $190 for Austin, $250 for Oakland; additional gateways are available and subject to availability.

The fine print: Hotel taxes are included, but airfare fees are an additional $21 per person. Breakfast is not included. Based on double occupancy; solo travelers pay from $415. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Contact: JetBlue Getaways, 800/538-2583, jetblue.com.

Why it's a deal: A recent SideStep search yielded $149 as the lowest round-trip fare (including tax) between New York and Boston for departures in mid-October (JetBlue). For an additional $111, JetBlue Getaways covers airfare as well as a two-night hotel stay and all hotel and airport taxes.

Trip details: The package includes round-trip airfare on a JetBlue carrier and two nights' accommodations at the Boston Marriott Quincy Hotel in Quincy, a historic part the Greater Boston area about eight miles from downtown Boston. The city was the birthplace of former presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, as well as statesman John Hancock.

You'll stay in one of the Marriott's 464 rooms equipped with high-speed Internet access, 300-thread-count bedsheets, and down comforters. Guests have access to the fitness center and the pool on the premises. The Marriott can be reached easily from Logan Airport, I-95, I-93, and the Quincy Adams stop on the T, Boston's metro system.

In Boston, you might want to check out the TD Banknorth Garden, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, and the New England Aquarium, as well as Quincy's own Adams National Historical Park, Granite Links Golf Club, or the US Naval Shipbuilding Museum. The hotel is also a good jumping-off point for exploring the town of Plymouth and Cape Cod.

Similar air and two-night packages are available at two other hotels for a slightly higher price. Rates start from $275 for the 941-room Boston Park Plaza Hotel and Towers and from $375 for the 1216-room Sheraton Boston Hotel.

For more tips on what to do in the area, visit the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau online.

Copyright © 2012 Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.

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    A view of the Boston skyline. Founded on Sept. 17, 1630 by Puritan colonists from England on a peninsula called Shawmut by its original Native American inhabitants, it is one of the oldest and most culturally significant cities in the United States. (Bob Krist / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Faneuil Hall

    Located near the waterfront and today's Government Center in Boston, Faneuil Hall, has been a marketplace and meeting hall since 1742. It was the site of several speeches by Samuel Adams, James Otis and others encouraging independence from Great Britain, and is now part of Boston National Historical Park and a well-known stop on the Freedom Trail. It is sometimes known as "The Cradle of Liberty." (Charles Krupa / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. Get your clam chowder!

    Clam chowder and other seafood dishes fill the bars and tables of popular eateries like the Union Oyster House, established in 1826. (Karen Kasmauski / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Paul Revere statue and Old North Church

    This Paul Revere Statue in North End, Boston was made by Cyrus Dallin and unveiled on Sept. 22, 1940. In the background the Old North Church, officially called Christ Church, is the location of the famed "one if by land, and two if by sea" phrase related to Paul Revere's midnight ride on April 18, 1775 that preceded the Battles of Lexington and Concord. (Julia Malakie / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Old Granary Burying Ground

    A marker, part of which reads "Paul Revere buried in this ground," is seen on the fence at the Old Granary Burying Ground in Boston. Founded in 1660, the Granary Burying Ground on Tremont Street is the city's third oldest cemetery, and serves as the final resting place for many notable Revolutionary War-era patriots, including three signers of the Declaration of Independence and many victims of the Boston Massacre. (Chitose Suzuki / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Paul Revere House

    The Paul Revere House (1680), was the colonial home of American patriot Paul Revere during the time of the American Revolution. It is now operated as a nonprofit museum by the Paul Revere Memorial Association. (Chitose Suzuki / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Old Ironsides

    USS Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides," is a wooden-hulled, three-masted frigate of the United States Navy. Named after the United States Constitution, she is the oldest commissioned ship afloat in the world and is still in service in the U.S. Navy. The USS Constitution is one of the sites along the Freedom Trail and is part of Boston National Historical Park, better known as the Charlestown Navy Yard. (Lisa Poole / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Bunker Hill Monument

    The Bunker Hill Monument, commemorating the Battle of Bunker Hill, is the first public obelisk erected in the United States. The 221 foot granite obelisk was erected between 1827 and 1842 in Charlestown, Mass. with granite quarried in Quincy, Mass. and conveyed to the site by the first railway in the United States, built specially for that purpose. There are 294 steps to the top. (Chitose Suzuki / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Boston Duck Tours

    A red Boston Duck Tours boat cruises the Charles River with the city skyline in the background. (Kevin Fleming / Corbis) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Fenway Park

    Steven Tyler of Aerosmith sings the National Anthem before game one of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals on Oct. 23, 2004 at Fenway Park. (Ezra Shaw / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. New England Aquarium

    Located by the Boston Harbor, the New England Aquarium's colorful & educational exhibits feature more than 8,000 aquatic creatures, a four-story glass ocean tank housing a coral reef display with an outstanding variety of fishes, sharks & sea turtles. The Aquarium's mission: "To present, promote and protect the world of water." The New England Aquarium is also home to the Simons IMAX Theatre. (New England Aquarium ) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. The Museum of Science

    The Museum of Science is a Boston landmark, with over 500 interactive exhibits; the Museum features a number of live presentations throughout the building everyday, along with shows at the Charles Hayden Planetarium and the Mugar Omni IMAX Theater, the only domed IMAX screen in New England. (Darren McCollester / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

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  14. Franklin Park Zoo

    Patrons view giraffes at the Franklin Park Zoo in Boston. The 72-acre site nestled in Boston's historic Franklin Park, is the largest zoo in New England. (Winslow Townson / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
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