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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 The MA Travel Form and lower-risk states list(s) are no longer in effect.

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 Monday, March 22, 2021. 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts Reopening Plan

MA entered Phase 4, Step 1 on March 22, 2021.

 

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.

20 Knots: Daffodils For Boston

A garden of modern art sprouts in Seaport. Visit the Daffodil installation on Seaport Common from...

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 Cruise: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

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

Boston Harbor Cruise: Whale Watch

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

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;...

Greenway Carousel

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

Hot Wheels Ultimate Drive-Thru at Patriot Place

This must-see, kid-focused event allows families to enjoy the thrill of the larger-than-life...

Lexington Visitor Center: Walking Tours

The Lexington Visitors Center opens April 1, 2021 for the season. Walking tours available on...

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...

Soar into Spring at the USS Constitution Museum!

Make like an eagle and soar into USS Constitution Museum this spring break. We have a variety of...

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...

This April Vacation GoPixelYourself at CambridgeSide

This April School Vacation, buckle up for an adventure like no other at GoPixelYourself...

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 Children's Museum: Explore It April Adventure Week

During April school vacation week (April 19-23, 2021) Boston Children’s Museum will be offering a...

 

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 Cruise: Historic Sightseeing Cruise

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

Boston Harbor Cruise: Whale Watch

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

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;...

Historic Tour of the Freedom Trail

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

Institute of Contemporary Art: Eva LeWitt

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

Old Town Trolley - Now Open

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

Patriots' Day Weekend Historic House Tours

Visit the place where the American Revolution began and hear both sides of the story. Tour the only...

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...

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....

Swan Boats

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

Boston Harbor Cruise: P-Town Ferry

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

Bay State Cruise: Provincetown Ferry

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

ICA Watershed Opens: Firelei Báez

The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) will open the next season of the Watershed, its...

 

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...

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...

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 with nearby Wachusett Mountain Ski Resort or 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 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm 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....

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.

Boston's Best Showcase

Boston comedy is back! Come check out this showcase of some of Boston's best stand-up comedians...

Improv Asylum Main Stage Show

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

Orlando Baxter at The Comedy Scene

Orlando Baxter exploded onto the Boston comedy scene in 2005, and quickly established himself as one...

Steve Sweeney

Born in Charlestown, Steve Sweeney is a legendary Boston comedian known as a master of dialects and...

Christine Hurley at The Comedy Scene

Christine Hurley loves what she does...making people laugh! Married to Jimmy Hurley and having five...

Aida Rodriguez

Born in Boston and raised in the Dominican Republic, Aida Rodriguez is a comedian, actress,...

John Heffron

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

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...

 

Dining & Foodie Fun

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.

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.  

Atlantic Fish Company at Home

Enjoy our chef made dinners in the comfort of your own home. MONDAY Roasted Side of Salmon grilled...

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....

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...

Gather Igloos

Reserve an igloo at Gather!

House Marg at Outdoors @ Harpoon

Enjoy House Marg at Outdoors @ Harpoon from Friday, 4/16 – Sunday, 4/18 only (weather...

Igloo Village at 75 on Liberty Wharf

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

Igloos at Scampo

The snow doesn't stop New Englanders. Our patio is still open year-round for the brave souls willing...

Igloos at The Winter Pop-Up Bar

The Envoy’s modern building, radiating light and glass is crowned by the Lookout Rooftop. The...

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...

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...

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...

Talulla Greenhouse

At Talulla, we focus on local and seasonally inspired ingredients. Our space offers a cozy and warm...

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...

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...

National Truffle Day at Lola42

A day to celebrate all things truffles? Yes, please. Whether it's white truffles or black truffles,...

Copley Square Farmer's Market

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

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. 

#liveBostonClassroom

School vacation and Spring break: explore, learn & discover in Boston.

Patriots' Day

Commemorating the Battles of Lexington and Concord, Patriots' Day is a state holiday in MA and involves many events and reenactments. It occurs on the third Monday in April.

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