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Local Picks

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

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The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience

Go on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on THE POLAR EXPRESS! When a doubting young...

Zoom Call with Santa

While we can't be in-person this year, we are excited to keep your holiday tradition going strong by...

Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure

Dino Safari is a walk-thru dinosaur exhibition with over 30 realistic and scientifically-accurate...

Rooftop Igloo Bar at the Envoy

Enjoy the stunning views of the skyline and harbor all year long from the comfort of Boston's...

Titian: Women, Myth & Power

Between 1551 and 1562, Titian created a series of monumental paintings for King Philip II of Spain....

Virgil Abloh: “Church & State”

In conjunction with the exhibition Virgil Abloh: "Figures of Speech" the ICA will host "Church &...

All Aboard! Trains at Science Park

The Museum’s seasonal tradition continues with All Aboard! Trains at Science Park , our...

Lucie Drink + Dine - Now Open

LUCIE drink + dine has arrived and is adjacent to the newly re-imagined Colonnade Boston on...

Holiday Shopping at Faneuil Marketplace

Faneuil Hall Marketplace is Boston shopping at its best with more than 100 of the finest shops and...

See Boston with new eyes

All Inclusive Boston

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

Boston: Your Hub For the Holidays

Your guide to the holiday season in Boston is here! Explore the top things to do, places to shop...


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

Cross Cultural Boston

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

Virtual Boston Experiences

See our list of virtual experiences happening in Greater Boston.

Pet Friendly Activities

Explore these dog-friendly things to do in Boston.

Outdoor Dining

Enjoy sidewalk, patio and roof top dining al fresco.

Performing Arts

Boston's cultural calendar is bouncing back with contemporary and classic plays, musicals, classical...