Spring in Boston

While we know you cannot visit us right now, we want to ensure that beautiful Boston, Massachusetts, with its unique blend of colonial history and cutting-edge innovation, is available to you as a virtual experience.  Explore diverse neighborhoods, visit civic landmarks, browse iconic museum collections, and enjoy the performing arts - all virtually! This will give you a taste of our city, so that when travel returns you know what awaits you in our amazing destination.

 

Museums & Exhibitions

Each day the Museum of Fine Arts will be highlighting various pieces of art over social media with descriptions, podcasts and commentary.

The Peabody Essex Museum is sharing exhibits, educational podcasts, and e-newsletters through their website and social media channels.

Learn more about the life and legacy of president John F. Kennedy virtually through a variety of interactive experiences created by the John F. Kennedy Library.

Other museums making their collections available through their website or social channels include: the Commonwealth Museum, Harvard Art MuseumsInstitute of Contemporary ArtIsabella Steward Gardner MuseumMuseum of African American History and the USS Constitution Museum.

Online Events, Museums & Exhibitions

 

Performing Arts

An audio recording from Boston Lyric Opera's final dress rehearsal of the rarely produced Vincenzo Bellini opera, NORMA -  can be streamed at BLO.org and ClassicalWCRB.org.  

Enjoy exciting performances, behind the scenes content, and videos featuring various musicians with the Boston Symphony Orchestra's social media channels.

Beginning on March 23 at 8pm and continuing each night for four weeks, WCRB will take you to Symphony Hall and a selection of remarkable BSO performances from the Andris Nelsons era. 

Laugh Boston has compiled a list of recommended podcasts to lighten and lift your spirits.

 

Online Events, Performing Arts

 

Family Friendly Activities

Dive into the lives of fascinating aquatic creatures with the New England Aquarium's #VirtualVisits! Each day the Aquarium's educators will be posting live videos on their social media accounts allowing everyone to learn more about the aquarium and it's animals. 

Franklin Park and Stone Zoo present #ZooToYou: a daily dose of animal cuteness, chats with our care staff, crafts and activities to do at home, and more!

Follow The Boston Children's Museum social media accounts for fun at home activities, homeschooling info, their list of our list of #100WaysToPlay and so much more!

The Museum of Science will be hosting a variety of innovative STEM webinars for kids to help unleash their inner creativity and solve problems.

Online Family Friendly Activities

 

Concerts and Nightlife

Live Nation has launched their Live from Home series including live streams and content from popular artists, listed below.

Big Night Live offers Big Night TV - featuring live dj performances you can access via their Facebook page. 

Online Events, Concerts and Nightlife

Boston Harbor Islands

Beyond Boston

To the north, the colonial towns of Salem and Ipswich, Massachusetts, come out of their winter's nap. To the south, Cape Cod gets its first beachgoers of the year over Memorial Day weekend. The winter quickly becomes but a memory.

 

 

Foodies

Our local restaurants are a pivotal part of our community. They are working tirelessly to meet CDC standards AND to provide delicious meals for everyone. Use #DineinBoston on social media to show your support by sharing your take out or delivery experience, or share your own home creation!​

Public Garden couple in Spring

Spring Weather

 
 Monthly Avg  High Avg Low Avg   Precipitation
 March  46°  32°  9"
 April  56°  41°  6"
 May  67°  50°  3.2"

What to Wear: 
Bostonians dress smartly and simply. The weather can be unpredictable. Wear layers that can be removed or added. An umbrella is a good idea for May showers.

Day: If you're touring, wear comfy shoes for walking. Depending how early in the season you visit, you may want a heavier jacket.

Evening: Consider your agenda; the theater tends to be dressier and some upscale restaurants require jackets. It can get chilly in the evening.

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