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Header Photo creditsTruck Duck courtesy of Boston Duck Tours; Dessert at Alma Gaucha by Jessica Mading; African Meeting House by Kyle Klein; Outdoor Igloos courtesy of the Envoy Hotel and Jason Wessel Photography; and MFA Mural Project image by Jessie 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


Spring in Boston

See our seasonal guide of area treasures and new experiences.

Patriots' Day

Commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Patriots' Day is a state holiday in MA and involves many events and reenactments. It occurs on the third Monday in April.

What's Open in Boston

See our updated list of things to do and attractions open for business.


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

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! (Mural by Rob...