It's Summer Vacation 101 with these budget-friendly Boston diversions

Summer means travel, and if there's one city that has an overflow of college students -- and diversions to entertain them -- it's Boston. Money College blogger Abby Wise took to the road; here's her report from Beantown on 10 entertaining options that won't break your bank, but will make you feel like a million.



1. Swing by the Beehive for dancing and live music. Musicians play modern takes on classic jazz, blues, R&B and reggae every night. The Bohemian restaurant welcomes all ages and usually has no cover fee, but be prepared to purchase food or drinks. The high-energy stage welcomes local, national and international musicians.
Estimated cost:$10-$20

2. Closet word geeks rejoice! Every Tuesday night Highland Kitchen hosts a spelling bee where contestants go head to head to compete for wordy wisdom. The letters start flying at 9 p.m. sharp, but be sure to grab a bite from the kitchen before hand. The restaurant specializes in meats of all kinds from burgers and steak to chicken and pork, but also offers plenty of veggies and salads for the vegetarians out there.
Estimated cost: $8-$20