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Relive your favorite experiences while discovering new ways to explore our diverse and vibrant city.  It's the Boston you've been missing and we are ready to welcome you back!

Out-of-State Travel Advisory

All visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow the MA COVID-19 Travel Advisory. The MA Travel Form and lower-risk states list(s) are no longer in effect.

Effective April 30, the mandate for face coverings will be eased in outdoor settings.  While face coverings will still be required indoors, they will only be required outdoors if people cannot be socially distanced.  Please note that for venues and in public spaces, regardless of indoor/outdoor, people will be required to where masks when not eating or drinking.

City of Boston Reopening Plan

The City of Boston is in a modified Phase 4, Step 1 of the state’s Reopening Massachusetts plan, as of Friday, April 30, 2021. Effective Sunday, August 22, the City plans to allow the following industries to reopen or resume: dance clubs and nightclubs, saunas, hot tubs, steam rooms, health clubs, and ball pits. If public health metrics justify continued safe reopening, industry restrictions will be lifted and 100 percent capacity will be allowed for all industries. All businesses will be expected to adhere to ongoing safety guidance, and mask wearing will continue to be required indoors.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Reopening Plan

MA entered Phase 4, Step 1 on March 22, 2021. Effective May 10, MA will re-open some businesses in the Phase 4, Step 2 category; sports stadiums and arenas will be permitted to increase capacity from 12% to 25%.  Also effective May 10, restaurants and other venues that host live music will again be able to have singing indoors, per the requirements specified in the Theater and Performance Venue guidance, which the Commonwealth is currently updating.

On May 29 bars, beer gardens, breweries, wineries and distilleries will be permitted to re-open without the requirement that food service accompany alcohol sales.  This will be for seated service only – still with a 90-minute limit – and no dance floors.  Restaurants will be able to increase table sizes to 10 people and will be permitted to serve alcohol regardless of food sales.

Effective August 1 all industry restrictions will be lifted with 100% capacity allowed.  Gathering limits will expire and sector-specific protocols will be rescinded.  Masks will still be mandatory indoors.

 

Reopening Information

 

 

Where to Stay

See our current list of reopened hotels and hotel packages available now, below.  Or review our entire list of hotels to reserve for a future stay.

 

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.

Boston Children’s Museum Launches Summer Camp

Registration Opens March 6, Program begins July 5! Boston Children’s Museum has announced the launch...

Boston Common Visitor Center - Now Open

The Boston Common Visitor Center is Now Open!! While visiting Boston, visit our Information Centers...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

Boston’s inner and outer harbors are awash in legend and lore. Not to mention beauty. On this fully...

Carousel on The Boston Common Frog Pond

The Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel Ticket Prices Tickets – $3/ride, 10 Ride Card for $25...

Franklin Park Zoo - Now Open

We're Open! And excited to welcome all guests safely... Online timed reservations are required for...

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide! Action Tour Guide provides self-guided audio tours;...

Lexington Visitor Center: Walking Tours

The Lexington Visitors Center is now open for the 2021 season! Let our costumed guides transport you...

Patriot Place - Now Open

Our stores, restaurants and entertainment venues have temporarily adjusted their hours of operation....

Plimoth Patuxet Outdoor Sites Open April 10

Plimoth Patuxet Museums will open on April 10 for the 2021 season! We hope you will plan a visit to...

Stone Zoo - Now Open

We're Open! And excited to welcome all guests safely... Online timed reservations are required for...

T. Rex Adventure at Stone Zoo

Take a prehistoric journey through time and walk among the giants that once ruled the planet in...

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

Turn Boston and the Freedom Trail into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure....

Where the Questions Live

Where the Questions Live: An Exploration of Humans in Nature is a curiosity-driven, format-bending...

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets - Now Open

Wrentham Village Premium Outlets is New England's largest outdoor outlet shopping center, featuring...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Whale Watch

Set sail with us for the whale watch experience of a lifetime. Our destination: Stellwagen Bank...

Greenway Carousel

We look forward to welcoming you at the Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Foundation Grove!...

Swan Boats

Take a ride on Boston's Swan Boats! Masks are required and we will limit the number of passengers on...

Bay State Cruise: Provincetown Ferry

Enjoy the views of Boston's glorious skyline or the beautiful harbor islands from our ship's...

Carnaval (Fiesta Weekend Edition)

East Somerville Carnaval will be back this year, but in a post-pandemic format in order to continue...

Boston Lights: A Lantern Experience

Back by popular demand, Boston Lights will once again illuminate Franklin Park Zoo with all new...

 

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.  

Boston Common Visitor Center - Now Open

The Boston Common Visitor Center is Now Open!! While visiting Boston, visit our Information Centers...

Boston Duck Tours - Now Open

Tours at our Prudential Center location start on Thursday, 4/1/21! Boston Duck Tours has 3 departure...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

Boston’s inner and outer harbors are awash in legend and lore. Not to mention beauty. On this fully...

Boston Pizza Tours

Boston Pizza Tours is OPEN! Our #NorthEndPizzaTour operates Daily at 11am, 2pm and 5pm at $49/pp....

City View Tour: The Best of Boston by Bike

This tour takes you through six different neighborhoods as we cycle past countless historical and...

Don Quijote Tours - Now Open

We are open! Operating in the New England and metropolitan area of Boston, since 1991, Don Quijote...

Experience the Freedom Trail Now

The Freedom Trail official historic sites, Freedom Trail Foundation, National Parks of Boston and...

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide! Action Tour Guide provides self-guided audio tours;...

Institute of Contemporary Art: Eva LeWitt

The vibrant sculptures of New York–based artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985, Spoleto, Italy) transform...

New England Day Tours from Boston - Martha's Vineyard and more

New England Trips is kicking off their season!! Opening day for Martha’s Vineyard - April 30th runs...

Plimoth Patuxet Outdoor Sites Open April 10

Plimoth Patuxet Museums will open on April 10 for the 2021 season! We hope you will plan a visit to...

The Death & Dying Ghost Tour

The Death and Dying Tour is the only ghost tour for adults only, this is the perfect tour for those...

The Ghosts of our (Founding) Fathers Haunted Pub Crawl

Spend the evening chases the spirits of our Founding Fathers on our Haunted Pub Crawl of Boston's...

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

Turn Boston and the Freedom Trail into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure....

Historic Tour of the Freedom Trail

Safely join a 90-minute walking tour of the Historic Freedom Trail! This tour will be covering the...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: P-Town Ferry

The outer Cape is a natural treasure, where the dunes roll, the surf thunders, and rare birds share...

Old Town Trolley - Now Open

Whether you’re just breezing through or enjoying an extended stay, we’ve got several options to...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Whale Watch

Set sail with us for the whale watch experience of a lifetime. Our destination: Stellwagen Bank...

Swan Boats

Take a ride on Boston's Swan Boats! Masks are required and we will limit the number of passengers on...

Tour Harvard Square Safely!

Are you looking for an in-person experience, we are still offering public walking tours of Harvard...

 

Museums & Exhibitions

Museums started to reopen in early July with safety guidelines for visits, including timed ticketing and/or reservations. Consider saving on admission with a Go Boston or Boston City Pass!

 

Boston Tea Party - Now Open

Good day, friends! The Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum will reopen to the general public on...

Commonwealth Museum - Now Open

The Commonwealth Museum brings the story to life with state of the art interactive exhibits. Its...

Concord Museum - Now Open

Welcome to the Concord Museum! The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our highest...

Griffin Museum Galleries

The Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts is pleased to announce its upcoming...

Institute of Contemporary Art - Now Open

The ICA is reopening March 20, 2021. The ICA is currently closed but we look forward to reopening to...

Institute of Contemporary Art: Eva LeWitt

The vibrant sculptures of New York–based artist Eva LeWitt (b. 1985, Spoleto, Italy) transform...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum - Now Open

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum will reopen to the public on Friday, February 5. To ensure a...

MassArt x SoWa

Massachusetts College of Art and Design (MassArt) announced its graduate program will open a new...

Museum of African American History - Now Open

Museum of African American History is ow open! The Museum is committed to providing a safe...

Museum of Fine Arts - Now Open

The MFA has reopened at a reduced capacity in the interest of prioritizing the health and safety of...

Museum of Science - Now Open

We reopen to the public Monday, February 8! We're working to ensure a safe and T-rex -cellent...

New England Aquarium - Now Open

The New England Aquarium will reopen on February 5, and we are so excited to welcome you back. On...

Newport Mansions - Now Open

The Breakers and The Elms are open again. The Breakers is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. to 6...

Peabody Essex Museum - Now Open

We have missed you! Over the past few months, the museum has stayed in touch with you by sharing...

Peabody Essex Museum: The Salem Witch Trials of 1692

The Salem witch trials threatened the very core of the early Massachusetts Bay Colony. The...

Plimoth Patuxet Outdoor Sites Open April 10

Plimoth Patuxet Museums will open on April 10 for the 2021 season! We hope you will plan a visit to...

Salem Witch Museum - Now Open

The Salem Witch Museum examines one of the most enduring and emotional events in American...

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Now Open

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum is open! We have taken all precautions to ensure your safety, as well...

Where the Questions Live

Where the Questions Live: An Exploration of Humans in Nature is a curiosity-driven, format-bending...

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

Jean-Michel Basquiat pioneered a groundbreaking visual language that confronted issues of racism,...

SoWa First Friday

SoWa First Friday is open with a limited capacity. Please check with individual galleries and artist...

Free Public Art Project: Water 2021

DATMA’s free public art projects will examine the role of water within the histories, economies, and...

Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition

In this exhibition, visitors of all ages discover a new way of reconnecting with the work of this...

 

Sports & Recreation

Enjoy the great outdoors and explore the city with the help of the Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure or with self-guided audio tours from Action Tour Guide.  For safe and socially-distanced indoor fun, check out Encore Boston Harbor's casino open 24 hours, daily.

City View Tour: The Best of Boston by Bike

This tour takes you through six different neighborhoods as we cycle past countless historical and...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

Indulge in the excitement of our stunning Boston casino. Immerse in the tranquility of our luxurious...

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

Turn your phone into a personal tour guide! Action Tour Guide provides self-guided audio tours;...

Plainridge Park Casino - Now Open

Plainridge Park Casino has reopened! We're open 24/7. SOCIAL DISTANCING Casino Hours: 24/7 We will...

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

Turn Boston and the Freedom Trail into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure....

Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Oakland Athletics

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Atlanta Braves

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Miami Marlins

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Miami Marlins

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

Boston Red Sox vs. Miami Marlins

The Red Sox are excited to welcome you back to Fenway Park! Please know that we are committed to...

On-Site Boat Rentals in the Boston area

Charles River Canoe and Kayak offers several convenient rental locations in Greater Boston: Boston...

Comedy Clubs

Though at 50% capacity, comedy clubs are back to make you laugh! Laugh Boston, located in the Seaport District, has scheduled several shows starting in April.  North End's Improv Asylum brings back its Main Stage Show, featuring two show times on Friday and Saturday nights starting April 2. South of Boston, you can reserve tickets for a Saturday night show at The Comedy Scene at Patriot Place in Foxboro.

Alex Edelman

Alex’s one-hour BBC radio special, Peer Group, was released this year. He was most recently a staff...

City Winery & Boston Comedy Festival Presents: Comedy and Cabernet

The Boston Comedy Festival has been delivering the best comedy shows in New England for over 20...

John Schofield Guitar Solo

Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, John Scofield is a creative...

John Heffron

Energetic and accessible, acclaimed stand-up comedian John Heffron shares an array of relatable...

Stop Asian Hate Public Concert

Let's use music to let our voices heard. Da XiX brings back live music with an energetic...

TRIXX

Taboo shattering, searingly honest, and painfully funny, Frankie “TRIXX” Agyemang is one of North...

Rachel Feinstein

Rachel is a nationally touring comedian and actress. Huffington Post called her “the only comedian...

KevOnStage

KevOnStage honed his comedic skills while growing up as a military kid. Who knew that the humor and...

Led Varela

ORGULLO NACIONAL is the name of the new Led Varela show, a walk through modern times where...

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents The Tempest

The Tempest Directed by Steven Maler Summer 2021 Boston Common We are thrilled to announce the...

 

Dining & Foodie Fun

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.

Boston's Food halls feature a variety of cuisines under the same roof, focusing on international fare with a local flair. Check out Quincy Market in Faneuil Hall, Time Out Market, Boston Public Market, and Eataly in Prudential Center.

The biannual Dine Out Boston returns this summer, when over 100 Greater Boston area restaurants offer special prix fixe menus - for dine in and take out.  

B-Local App

The B-Local app rewards residents and visitors for shopping at Boston's local businesses. Rewards...

Bleacher Bar - Now Open

Find us UnderTheBleachers with that burger and beer you’ve been dreaming about! We’ll be open...

Boston Pizza Tours

Boston Pizza Tours is OPEN! Our #NorthEndPizzaTour operates Daily at 11am, 2pm and 5pm at $49/pp....

Central Square Farmers' Market

The Central Square Farmers’ Market is a lively outdoor farmers’ market in Cambridge, MA. The market...

City Winery on the Greenway -Now Open

City Winery on the Greenway opens for the 2021 season! (Boston's only outdoor wine garden) This...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

Indulge in the excitement of our stunning Boston casino. Immerse in the tranquility of our luxurious...

Enjoy Award-Winning Wine at Home

For a limited time only during the Covid-19 crisis, we have paired together 3, 6 and 12 bottle packs...

Food Trucks - The Rose Kennedy Greenway

There's no better sign of spring in Boston than our Greenway Food Truck Program! Many of our food...

Igloo Village at 75 on Liberty Wharf

75 Liberty on Wharf has introduced its Igloo Village along scenic BostonHarbor on the Seaport's...

Joe's on Newbury at Home

Enjoy our chef made dinners in the comfort of your own home. Our new offerings include Taco Tuesday...

Night Shift Brewing Open For Beer To Go

You can now order beer online and pick up at our Night Shift Brewing Everett taproom. This is one of...

Quincy Market - Now Open

Looking for a quick bite? Then head over to Quincy Market for a wide variety of foods and desserts....

Rosa Mexicano: Rosalita's Tacos

Our family packs are here, its about to go down! Our Family Packs of Burritos, Tacos and Quesadillas...

Shop Black-Owned Businesses

Support Black-owned restaurants in the area. Check out highlights from this crowdsourced list below:...

Shop Latinx-owned Restaurants & Businesses

La Mamma Pizza, Pasta & More https://www.lamammaspizza.com/ (617) 783-1661 190A Brighton Ave...

Support Quincy Restaurants

Many Quincy restaurants are open for take out and delivery, along with indoor and outdoor dining. If...

Enjoy Taco & Tequila Tuesday At Home

Featuring a New Taco & Tequila Pairing every Tuesday! Tacos also available a la carte for $5/ea....

Tuesday Date Night Menu at Bostonia Public House

Join us for Date Night! $75 per couple. includes a shared starter, one entree per guest, shared...

Samuel Adams Boston Taproom - Now Open

Welcome back to our rooftop! We're excited to welcome everyone back to beers and bar snacks on our...

Time Out Market Reopens

Time Out Market Boston — the culinary and cultural hub at 401 Park in Fenway — reopens its doors on...

Charles River Farmers Market at the Charles Hotel

We bring to you only the best! You'll find the freshest produce, fruits, and vegetables, artisanal...

City Winery & Boston Comedy Festival Presents: Comedy and Cabernet

The Boston Comedy Festival has been delivering the best comedy shows in New England for over 20...

Copley Square Farmer's Market

Copley Square is one of the largest farmers markets in Massachusetts. As a key Boston tourist...

Lola 42's Winter Sushi Sundays

Winter Sushi Sundays at Lola 42 For those on a post-Christmas dining out or take out budget (or...

Boston Outdoor Local Food Hall

The Sustainable Business Network of Massachusetts (@sbnmass) is thrilled to announce that the first...

Igloo Wonderland featuring Whispering Angel

Private Lunch, Dinner & Brunch With Exceptional Rosé Pairings Tucked between the Inn’s main...

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

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.

Boston Neighborhoods

Each Boston neighborhood tells its own story, a tale of community, culture, and eclectic commercial areas that showcase the best of Boston’s history and contemporary landscape

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Spring Holidays

Throughout March, you can uncover, discover and celebrate all that Boston has to offer during Women's History Month. Take in numerous virtual lectures or follow the Women's Heritage Trail, a self-guided tour that tells the remarkable stories of women whose lives and achievements have enriched the city of Boston for almost four centuries. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day by discovering good cheer with cross cultural activities, virtual performances or a traditional Irish meal. 

In April, Several Boston area restaurants will offer special Easter menus for indoor, outdoor, and take-out dining. April School Vacation begins with Patriot's Day and continues for a week with special activities and exhibits across the city. 

Juneteenth in Boston

Commemorate by visiting civic landmarks and virtual events from Boston's most iconic museums.

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