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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!

Vaccinations: City of Boston - B Together Initiative

As of January 15, 2022, locals and visitors are required to show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 to enter certain indoor spaces in Boston that offer:

  • Indoor dining, including bars and nightclubs
  • Indoor fitness
  • Indoor entertainment​

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Exemption Notice: The policy excludes school trips and school programs (pre-kindergarten through grade 12), including teachers and chaperones.

Still have questions? Please refer to the B Together Policy frequently asked questions and answers page.

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Safety Guidance

Effective May 29 all industry restrictions have been lifted with 100% capacity allowed.  Gathering limits have expired and sector-specific protocols have been rescinded.  COVID-19 Travel Advice: In Massachusetts, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic.  See below for Commonwealth of MA Face covering guidance.

Face Covering Guidance

City of Boston, effective since August 27, 2021:  face masks will be required in all indoor public settings in the City of Boston, as part of a Five-Point Plan for the COVID-19 Delta Variant. View the public health order, issued by the Boston Public Health Commission.

Commonwealth of MA, effective December 21, 2021: The Department of Public Health has issued a new mask advisory in light of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s updated guidance. Fully vaccinated individuals are advised to wear a mask or face covering when indoors (and not in your own home) if you have a weakened immune system, or if you are at increased risk for severe disease because of your age or an underlying medical condition, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is an unvaccinated adult. Masks are still mandatory for all individuals on public and private transportation systems (including rideshares, livery, taxi, ferries, MBTA, Commuter Rail and transportation stations), in healthcare facilities and in other settings hosting vulnerable populations, such as congregate care settings.

Regional Face Covering Guidance

Arlington: Effective Aug. 19, masks are required in indoor spaces that are open to the public; Belmont: Effective Aug. 9, face masks are required in any indoor spaces open to the public including restaurants, bars, salons, places of worship, fitness centers and other businesses; Cambridge: Masks or coverings must be worn in indoor public places to include common areas of residential buildings with at least four units as well as common areas of office and laboratory buildings. ; Lexington: Masks required for people ages two and older at indoor businesses, houses of worship, and private spaces; Martha’s Vineyard: Masks are required in all indoor spaces open to the public in Edgartown, Oak Bluffs and Tisbury; Nantucket: Masks mandated for customers and staff at retail stores, restaurants, bars, performance venues, places of worship, event spaces and other businesses; Provincetown: Masks are required for indoor public spaces, restaurants, performance venues, bars and dance floors, fitness centers, retail and personal service shops, offices and other public facilities; Salem: Indoor mask mandate throughout city starting August 23 and ending November 13; Somerville: Masks mandatory in all indoor public places effective August 20; Wellfleet: Masks required at indoor businesses, outdoors if social distancing is not possible; Winchester: Starting Aug. 19, indoor public spaces, houses of worship and indoor private spaces open to the public will require masks; Worcester:  Effective August 12, All city employees and visitors must wear masks in all municipal buildings and at all city-organized events occurring indoors.

Out-of-State Travel Advisory

All non-exempt visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow the MA COVID-19 Travel Advisory.  Travelers who are fully vaccinated (i.e. who have received two doses of either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines OR who have received a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 14 days or more ago) and who do not have symptoms are exempt from the Advisory.

International Travel Advisory

Starting December 6, all air passengers, regardless of vaccination status, must show a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 1 day before travel to the United States.

 

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.

Hotel Packages & Deals

Get more value for your stay in the Greater Boston area.

Where to Stay

Boston, Cambridge and Greater Boston offer a wide selection of accommodations to meet your needs and tastes.

 

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's Winter Games!

Winter is in full swing, and it’s time to play! During Boston Children’s Museum’s Winter Games, show...

Boston Common Visitor Center - Open Daily

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

Built to Win

Calling all shipbuilders! Can your family meet the challenge of designing and building a winning...

Carousel on The Boston Common Frog Pond

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

Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure

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

GoPixelYourself Selfie Museum at CambridgeSide

If you've got it - flaunt it! Bring your friends and family to visit GoPixelYourself, an...

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

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

Greenway Carousel

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

Lexington Visitor Center: Walking Tours

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

Raúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory

Raúl de Nieves (b. 1983, Michoacán, Mexico) is a New York–based interdisciplinary artist,...

Selfiewrld Boston - Now Open!

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

Simons Theatre at New England Aquarium

The Simons Theatre is open seven days a week. Hours are the same as Aquarium hours, with the last...

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

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

Winter at the Cog

The weather at the summit may be frightful, but up at Waumbek Station, the coffee and cocoa are hot,...

Winter Fun at Wachusett Mountain

Hello skiers and riders! Check out all the trails and lifts open - tanks to our incredible...

Winter Visits at Franklin Park Zoo

Franklin Park Zoo has the cure for cabin fever during long New England winters, so hold off on...

LEGO® Maritime Festival

Calling LEGO® fans of all ages– it’s time for the USS Constitution Museum’s annual LEGO®...

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Whale Watch

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

 

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 Athenaeum: Art & Architecture Tour

Join one of our knowledgeable docents for a tour—either virtual or in-person—featuring our historic...

Boston Common Visitor Center - Open Daily

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

Boston Pizza Tours

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

Boston's LGBTQ Past

A gay and lesbian culture flourished in Boston, in private homes, the theatre, coffee houses, the...

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;...

HARVARD SQUARE CAMBRIDGE CHOCOLATE TOUR

Calling all chocoholics! Let us romance your senses on a Harvard Square, Cambridge Chocolate Tour!...

Old Town Trolley - Now Open

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

Samuel Adams Boston Brewery Tours

Tour Experiences are back! At this time, please note that our Tour Experience availability is...

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 Boston - All Ages Tour

Our All-Ages Ghosts of Boston Tour takes you on a family-friendly journey through the city,...

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...

Tour Harvard Square Safely!

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

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

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

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Whale Watch

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

 

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!

 

Atlantic Harbor Seals Exhibit

Two families of harbor seals live in the Aquarium’s exhibit. Each seal looks different and has a...

Boston Children's Museum's Winter Games!

Winter is in full swing, and it’s time to play! During Boston Children’s Museum’s Winter Games, show...

Concord Museum - Now Open

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

Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum - Now Open

Core Social Justice Cannabis Museum aims to provide a platform for multiple perspectives relating to...

Daniel Gordon on The Greenway

The Greenway Conservancy completed installing the first phase of the 2021 park-wide public art...

Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger

Each/Other features 26 mixed media sculptures, wall hangings and large-scale installation works by...

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture: Now Open

After one and half years of closure due to the pandemic, we are very pleased to announce that the...

Indo-Pacific Coral Reef Exhibit at New England Aquarium

This exhibit showcases the vibrancy and richness of coral reef habitats and helps visitors...

Institute of Contemporary Art: Eva LeWitt

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

Krzysztof Wodiczko: Portrait

Explore the matters and questions of today’s democracy through a commissioned artwork by...

Muchos Méxicos: Crossroads of the Americas Exhibition

Muchos Méxicos explores Mexico’s rich history as a site of human innovation, creativity and cultural...

Newport Mansions featuring The Breakers and The Elms

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

Old South Meeting House & Old State House - Now Open

Built in 1729, the Old South Meeting House was a Congregational church and the largest gathering...

Simons Theatre at New England Aquarium

The Simons Theatre is open seven days a week. Hours are the same as Aquarium hours, with the last...

The 2021 James and Audrey Foster Prize

The 2021 James and Audrey Foster Prize exhibition features Marlon Forrester (b. 1976, Georgetown,...

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum - Now Open

The JFK Library and Museum is in Phase One of reopening as of July 3, 2021. Visiting hours will be...

The Larz Anderson Auto Museum - Winter Hours

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

Throw Tea into the Boston Harbor!

Experience life at sea aboard an 18th-century sailing vessel as you join a Son of Liberty and take...

Harvard Art Museums - Free Admission Sundays

We are welcoming visitors once again after reopening on September 4! And we now offer free admission...

Mediterranean Marketplaces: Connecting the Ancient World Exhibition

Much like today, ancient “consumers” were connected to distant markets. Both basic and precious...

SoWa Sundays

Every Sunday is now a SoWa Sunday SoWa Second Sundays have been so successful, we’re now open every...

Read & Work at the Athenaeum

Purchase a Day Pass to this National Landmark library and cultural center with stunning reading...

ICA Free Thursday Night

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

SoWa First Friday

On the First Friday of every month, the artists, galleries, shops and showroomsof the SoWa Art +...

Banksy

Internationally known British street artist Banksy is coming to Boston as part of his tour, The Art...

Napoleon Jones-Henderson: I Am As I Am - A Man

For more than 50 years, Napoleon Jones-Henderson (b. 1943, Chicago) has created works that strive to...

 

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.

Boston Children's Museum's Winter Games!

Winter is in full swing, and it’s time to play! During Boston Children’s Museum’s Winter Games, show...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

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

Plainridge Park Casino - Now Open

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

Spin - Now Open

SPIN is back and better than ever! Our balls are rounder, our drinks are stronger, our food is more...

Winter Fun at Wachusett Mountain

Hello skiers and riders! Check out all the trails and lifts open - tanks to our incredible...

Boston Bruins vs. Seattle Kraken

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Seattle Kraken, Feburary 1, 7:00PM.

Beanpot Semifinals

Game 1: Boston University vs. Harvard: 5:00PM Game 2: Boston College vs. Northeastern: 8:00PM

Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Feburary 8, 7:00PM.

Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Carolina Hurricanes, Feburary 10, 7:00PM.

Nightlife

Nightlife and live shows are back! Boston's cultural calendar is bouncing back with contemporary and classic plays, musicals, classical masterworks, jazz performances, rock concerts, and much more.

DJs at Mémoire Nightclub

In terms of what's available for nightclubs in New England this is THE spot. The lighting, speakers,...

DJs at The Grand

The Grand transcends traditional live music and nightlife on every level. From its opulent entrance...

Igloo Village at 75 on Liberty Wharf

75 Liberty on Wharf is bringing back its Igloo Village along scenic BostonHarbor on the Seaport's...

Improv Asylum Main Stage Show

Improv Asylum's Main Stage cast performs interactive improv sets completely inspired by audience...

Rooftop Igloo Bar at the Envoy

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

Spin - Now Open

SPIN is back and better than ever! Our balls are rounder, our drinks are stronger, our food is more...

Sunday Blues with Bruce Bears & Friends

BLUES ON SUNDAY WITH BRUCE BEARS & FRIENDS IS BACK! Bruce Bears and band are our Sunday night...

Live Band Schedule at Sumiao Hunan Kitchen

Each Wednesday and Thursday, from 6-9pm, we host live music at our restaurant. This year we’re...

Emerson Stage: "Next to Normal"

Dad’s an architect; Mom rushes to pack lunches and pour cereal; their daughter and son are bright,...

Mr. Parent

A struggling actor turns to teaching for a steady paycheck, thinking "how hard could it be?" But as...

Postponed: Harriet Tubman: The Band

The music of Harriet Tubman is both familiar and fresh, while allowing the listener to experience...

Pretty Woman: The Musical

Pretty Woman: The Musical, based on one of Hollywood's most beloved romantic stories of all time, is...

The Bluest Eye

Celebrate the legacy of Pulitzer and Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison and see her classic...

Emmanuel Music: Bach Cantata Series

The Orchestra and Chorus of Emmanuel Music presents cantatas and motets of Bach and others in a...

Daniil Trifonov

Daniil Trifonov, one of the world’s most in-demand recitalists-called “without question the most...

Cécile McLorin Salvant

The incomparable Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to the Celebrity Series fresh off the heels of...

Cécile McLorin Salvant

The incomparable Cécile McLorin Salvant returns, fresh off the heels of becoming a 2020 MacArthur...

Ship Happens

Cowabunga! It’s 1986, and four unlikely misfits have received mysterious invitations to join...

Blue is Back in Boston! Blue Man Group Live in Full Color

At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world,...

MobFellas

Rub elbows with wise guys, killers and femmes fatales as you take part in the secret celebration in...

Trolls Live

Get ready for another hair-raising adventure when Poppy, Branch and their friends come to life on...

Lil Tecca - Tecca Loves You Tour

Raised by Jamaican parents in Queens and recently Long Island, you can hear the dancehall influence...

Boston Modern Orchestra Project – Pulling Out All the Stops

BMOP returns to the concert stage in style, with a special concert event to kick off celebrations of...

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish, the Grammy-winning artist, has planned a big world tour to support her new album...

Eric Nam: There & Back Again World Tour

K-pop star Eric Nam is coming to Boston for his brand new There & Back Again World Tour! See him...

Summer: The Donna Summer Musical

She was a girl from Boston with a voice from heaven, who shot through the stars from gospel choir to...

WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME

Following a smash run on Broadway, Heidi Schreck’s timely, hilarious and deeply felt play breathes...

Blue Man Group: Live in Full Color

At Blue Man Group, you’ll rock, laugh and party. As three bald and blue men explore our world,...

ChoreograpHER

Five ChoreograpHers, five voices, five world premieres. Experience this female-led program...

Yamato: The drummers of Japan

Yamato’s new show, Jhonetsu ( Passion ), is a thrilling, high-energy interpretation of the...

THE LOUIS HAYES QUINTET

After developing his skills in the fertile musical ground of Detroit in the 1950's with the likes of...

David Archuleta

Archuleta's self titled album in 2008 reached #2 on Billboard 200, sold over 750,000 copies in the...

Gilbert O' Sullivan

Gilbert O’Sullivan is truly a songwriter’s songwriter - a craftsman in the finest sense of the word,...

Il Volo

High-opera grandeur meets boy-band exuberance in the music of Il Volo, whose deep devotion to...

Javon Jackson

Giovannis historic collaboration with saxophonist-composer and former Jazz Messenger Javon Jackson...

Martin Sexton

Singer-songwriter Martin Sexton is like an ultra-active antenna, adventuring through the static to...

To Kill A Mockingbird

All rise for Academy Award® winner Aaron Sorkin's adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning...

Loston Harris

Meet Loston Harris. His piano playing has been described as "percussive" with "incredibly fluid"....

 

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.

B-Local App - Support Local Businesses

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

Boston Pizza Tours

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

Cooking Classes at SelfUp Boston

Ditch the white takeout boxes and streaming services for a fun night out making your favorite...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

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

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...

HARVARD SQUARE CAMBRIDGE CHOCOLATE TOUR

Calling all chocoholics! Let us romance your senses on a Harvard Square, Cambridge Chocolate Tour!...

Igloo Village at 75 on Liberty Wharf

75 Liberty on Wharf is bringing back its Igloo Village along scenic BostonHarbor on the Seaport's...

Lucie Drink + Dine - Now Open

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

Quincy Market - Now Open

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

Rooftop Igloo Bar at the Envoy

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

Samuel Adams Boston Taproom

The Sam Adams Boston Taproom opened its doors on January 30, 2020 at 60 State Street steps away from...

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...

Time Out Market - Now Open

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

Lola 42's Sushi Sundays

If your ideal comfort food is endless amounts of top grade sushi, Lola 42 is about to be your go-to...

Rochambeau Monthly Pop-Up Bakery Series

Beginning Friday, November 5, 2021 and continuing through April 2022, the Café at Rochambeau, will...

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

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

MLK Day is here and Boston is a special place to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy.

Winter Wonder in Boston

We invite you to see the Hub as never before – as an experiential winter wonderland! See our guide to this magical season.

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Great Deals

Our Great Deals offer specials, discounts and savings on: museums and attractions, tours, family fun and dining. 

10% Off Any Tour

Award-winning Off the Beaten Path Food Tours offers food tours and chocolate tours in Boston,...

Up to 50% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 50% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like Boston Duck Tour, New...

45% Savings at Must-See Attractions

Boston CityPASS® — Spend less and experience more at the best attractions in Boston at a 45%...

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

Turn Boston into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement...

Sushi Unlimited Mondays

Sushi Unlimted every Monday starting at 5pm - $32 Per person