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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.


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Featured Picks

Honk Festival

It seems like forever since there has been a genuine, full-featured, over-the-top, loud and proud,...

The Obama Portraits Tour

The acclaimed portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama come to the MFA on the...


They took the drums away, but they couldn't stop the beat. When Africans lost the right to use their...


Save room for Massachusetts’ sweetest charity event! When you order one of the designated sweet...

How Do You See the World? + Mapparium™ experience

How Do You See the World? features compelling stories about global progress—how individuals...

Cambridge Science Festival

Cambridge Science Festival is a week-long, annual celebration of science, technology, engineering,...

SelfieWrld Boston: Instagrammable Moments

Arguably one of the most instagrammable places in the East Coast, here you can immerse yourself into...

Boston Together Again Movie Night

Boston Together Again Movie Night is Hollywood magic meets Copley Square! Thanks to our friends at...

Boston Together Again Cultural Night

Boston Together Again Cultural Nights let our bustling, diverse city shine! Every Tuesday join us on...

Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure

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


Boston Lights will once again illuminate Franklin Park Zoo with sparkling new lantern additions,...

ICA Free Thursday Night

The ICA is free for all visitors every Thursday from 5 to 9 PM. Tickets for Free Thursday Nights...

Boston Together Again Kids & Pets Festival

The Boston Together Again Kids and Pets Festival is fun for your whole family ... even the furry...

60 Things to Do and See in Boston this Fall

Fall in Boston is always unique. Whether you are a first-time visitor or a lifelong resident, as the...

Cross Cultural Boston

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

Head of the Charles

The Head of the Charles Regatta brings thousands of rowers each year to the Charles River to compete in the largest 2-day regatta in the world.

Pet Friendly Activities

Explore these dog-friendly things to do in Boston.


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.

Header Photo credits: Boston Lights courtesy of Franklin Park Zoo; Wang Theatre courtesy of Boch Center Wang Theatre; Ink Block mural image by Jessica Mading; USS Constitution by Leise Jones.