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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. 

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


Winter in Boston

Check out our list of seasonal activities and Winter holidays such as Black History Month.

Valentine's Day

Enjoy a take-out-for-two dinner in, or a candlelight dinner out for Valentine's Day Weekend.

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...