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Mention that you're a senior citizen when you make your travel reservations. Boston-area businesses offer many discounts to seniors with identification (a driver's license, passport, or other document that shows your date of birth). The cut-off age is usually 65, sometimes 62. Restaurants, museums, and movie theaters may offer special deals. Restaurants and theaters usually offer discounts only at off-peak times, but museums and other attractions offer reduced rates -- usually the equivalent of the student price -- at all times.

With a special photo ID card, seniors can ride the MBTA subways, local and express buses, commuter rail, and Inner Harbor ferries for at least half off the regular fare. You must have a Senior CharlieCard, available in person only from 8:30am to 5pm weekdays at Downtown Crossing and Back Bay stations. For more information, contact the Reduced Fare CharlieCard Office (tel. 800/543-8287 or 617/222-5976; TTY 617/222-5854; www.mbta.com; under "Fares & Passes," click "Reduced Fare Programs").

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.