With more than 20 million visitors a year, Boston is known for its art galleries, museums, shopping malls, restaurants and nightlife.
But the city’s tourist attractions aren’t all cheap.
For some, the price tag isn’t just a function of the number of visitors and the amount of money spent.
“I’m seeing a lot of people say ‘Well, why don’t I just get out of town and do something else?'” said David Lott, a tourism expert with the Greater Boston Convention and Visitors Bureau.
“I think that’s the question that’s going to come up when people are looking for something.”
For some of Boston’s most popular attractions, Lott said, the cost of the tickets has grown at an alarming rate in the last year or so.
For example, the Boston Art Museum has seen its price tag jump to $200 per ticket since July.
But while the price of the ticket is a key factor in whether a visitor will visit, Litt said, it doesn’t explain why that ticket cost so much more than other tickets.
For instance, the museum charges $30 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children, with an additional $5 surcharge for children under 2.
That means adults can save up to $2,200 on the cost.
But if you’re a child under 2, that number jumps to $3,300, which means a child who earns the minimum wage will be saving $4,600.
“They’ve got to charge something that is more than what you would get for the same amount of time to get the same price for the day,” Lott told ABC News.
But for other popular attractions such as the Biltmore Hotel in Boston, the number one draw for visitors is a three-day stay in a private resort, which costs about $2.50 per person per night.
The average stay in the resort in August was about $500 per person, Lett said.
And the Bicentennial Hall in Boston cost more than $10,000 for a two-night stay in July.
The hall was a hit for Bostonians, and many visitors say they paid an average of $3.25 for the stay, according to ABC News data.
But the cost hasn’t stopped other tourists from flocking to the historic building, which was built in 1891 and is known as the “House of Parliament.”
The Hall has been a popular attraction for many years, and it has recently gotten more expensive, according the Boston Globe.
But many visitors still choose to stay at the historic home.
“It’s kind of like the best thing ever,” said one Boston visitor, who asked not to be named because he or she did not want to speak to the media.
“You see people coming here, and they’re saying, ‘Oh, that’s great.
I love the place,'” the visitor added.
The cost of admission for Boston’s other popular tourist attraction, the Beacon Hill Mall, is also increasing at an astonishing rate.
The mall, which has been closed for renovations, has now increased its price by $1,400 since July, to $50 per adult and $20 per child.
But while the mall has increased in size and popularity, Luttner said the cost to visit the mall remains the same.
“For the most part, the more popular attractions and the more interesting attractions that you see, the bigger and better they are,” Luttnersaid.
“The more people that come in, the higher the price goes.”
But while some attractions have been priced out of Boston, Lantz said, others are still seeing a bump in the price.
For one thing, the average cost of a weekend at the Red Sox home park is now $10 per person.
And the cost is expected to increase significantly in the years ahead.
Lott said the costs of admission to many of Bostons most popular entertainment and sports events could increase by the end of the year.
For example, Boston’s largest sporting event, the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, which attracts about 10 million people, will likely see a $100 increase in its cost.
“The biggest increase in cost is probably going to be in sports, which is what we’re expecting to see over the next year or two,” Lantz told ABC.
“If you’re going to add a new facility and a new venue, then you’re increasing the price, but you’re not necessarily going to increase the revenue.”
That’s one of the things I think we’re going through.”