What's Open in Boston

Welcome to Boston!

August 2020 - As area businesses start to reopen, we'll update this page with up-to-date information so you can make the most of your visit, road trip, or local adventure!

Out-of-State Travel Order

Starting August 1 all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow the MA COVID-19 Travel Order. Visitors arriving from NH, VT, ME, CT, NY, NJ & HI are exempt from the order.

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All individuals over the age of 18 and unaccompanied minors entering Massachusetts, who are not coming from a COVID lower-risk state and do not fall within certain, limited exemptions, must complete this form upon or prior to entry to the state.




Dining & Foodie Fun

As of June 22, restaurants are permitted to offer indoor dining service by meeting mandatory safety standards and recommended best practices. Be sure to call ahead to confirm availability.

Many restaurants have expanded their service to include outdoor table service as well as take out & delivery. Enjoy sidewalk, patio and roof top dining al fresco.

Dine Out Boston returns from August 16-21 & 23-28! Take advantage of delicious deals - participating restaurants design prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner. Choose indoor or outdoor dining, or take out and delivery service.

Food & Wine



Sports & Recreation

Boston offers a wide array of recreational activities for everyone including golfing, canoeing, sailing, swimming, biking, fishing and kayaking.



Family Activities

From the waterfront to the Fens, and across the river too, Boston is full of family-oriented things to do.  Take a walk along the waterfront or the Freedom Trail.  You can visit the Franklin Park or Stoneham Zoo with advance reservations.

Family Activities


Museums & Exhibitions

As of July 6, museums are reopening to the public.  The city of Boston will see more museum reopenings starting on July 13.

Museums & Exhibitions

Trails & Transportation 

Fun if by land, fun if by sea.  Visitors will enjoy both with Boston’s many diverse and historic trails, such as the Freedom Trail.

Boston’s rich history of immigration and multiculturalism is celebrated along the Black Heritage TrailIrish Heritage TrailNative American Trail  and the Boston Equality Trail.  

Trails & Transportation

Freedom Trail Map

Map of the Freedom Trail

Shopping & Retail

For those of you who favor urban chic, the traditional and classic or upscale funky, our shops and stores are certain to please. The quality and versatility of our imaginative boutiques, eclectic galleries and prestigious department stores are only rivaled by our distinctive shopping districts where you can browse the glass-enclosed arcades at Copley Place, Prudential Center and CambridgeSide, meander the open-air Faneuil Hall MarketplaceLegacy Place and Patriot Place and seasonal artisan pop-ups and stroll the brownstone boutiques and shops along Newbury and Charles Streets. 

Designer and brand name outlet shopping is within easy reach at Assembly Row in SomervilleWrentham Premium Outlets in Wrentham, Merrimack Outlets in southern New Hampshire and the Kittery Outlets right over the border in Maine.