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Header Photo creditsSwan Boats by Kyle Klein; Frog Pond Carousel by Jessica Mading; Truck Duck courtesy of Boston Duck Tours; Dessert at Alma Gaucha by Jessica Mading; and MFA Mural Project image by Jessica Mading

Local Picks

View handpicked activities and weekly highlights for your visit to the Boston area, chosen for you by a local. 

Paul PhillipsRead about Paul Phillips, the original, recently retired, author of "Paul's Picks." As we adapt to a world without Paul’s weekly list of events, the "Local Picks" team is determined to maintain the spirit of Paul's list and the key information that it provides.


Local Picks in Boston


Summer in Boston: See You Soon

Check out our list of summer traditions, events, & activities.

Boston Pride Festival

Boston Pride has organized a series of virtual events for the month of June.

Juneteenth in Boston

Commemorate by visiting civic landmarks and in-person & virtual events.

See Boston with new eyes

All Inclusive Boston

Experience a side of Boston that’s multicultural and brimming with vibrancy.

Roxbury Restaurant Week

Roxbury Restaurant Week will feature a raffle, the proceeds of which will benefit the Ujima's...

Boston Black Restaurant Month

Celebrate food, culture, and community with Boston’s black-owned restaurants. Discover the...

July 4th/Harborfest

Celebrate the revolutionary history at Boston Harborfest, taking place July 1-4.


Our Main Streets need our love, more than ever. Now is the time to find your local.

Your Destination Classroom


Your destination classroom: explore, learn & discover in Boston.

Virtual Boston Experiences

See our list of virtual experiences happening in Greater Boston.

Cross Cultural Boston

Explore our many cross cultural events, exhibitions, sightseeing trails, and more!

Outdoor Dining

Enjoy sidewalk, patio and roof top dining al fresco.