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Winter in Boston


From Igloos at the Envoy and the Igloo village at 75 on Liberty Wharf to Dine Out Boston and Black History Month, Boston serves up unique seasonal activities.  We invite you to see the Hub as never before – as an experiential winter wonderland!

Seasonal Events

SNOWPORT in Seaport

Welcome to Snowport, a.k.a winter in Seaport. As the neighborhood known for what’s new and what's...

Wachusett Mountain - Now Open

The man-made snow here at the mountain has held it's own against mother nature's unpredictable...

Lights in the Necklace

The Emerald Necklace’s 1,100 acres are home to more than 30 bridges. Connecting neighbors and...

Curling at the Liberty Hotel

Winter has arrived in Boston, but that doesn’t mean the end of outdoor events at The Liberty Hotel!...

Boston Wine Festival

Boston Harbor Hotel is excited to present the 32nd Annual Boston Wine Festival featuring expertly...

WOW: Wind on Water Public Art Exhibit

The Navy Yard Garden Association has launched the free public art exhibit WOW: Wind on Water by...

Hotel Packages & Deals

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

Hotel Reopenings

See a current list of hotels that are welcoming guests now.


Foodie Fun

The world-renowned Boston Wine Festival celebrates its 32nd year and like wine - it’s getting better with age. The biannual Dine Out Boston returns in March when over 100 area restaurants offer special prix fixe menus - for dine in and take out.  

Dine Out Boston

Participating restaurants design special prix fixe menus for lunch and dinner.

Unique Dining Experiences

Say hello to socially distanced, safe dining with Boston's unique "outdoor" restaurant experiences!


What's Open in Boston

Check out our list of recent reopenings. These museums, organized sightseeing tours, and  indoor historical sites will be permitted to reopen in February 2021. See our expanded list of reopenings in Greater Boston.

Boston Pizza Tours

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

GPS Self-Guided Audio Tours

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

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 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...

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...

Tour Harvard Square Safely!

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

Writing the Future: Basquiat and the Hip-Hop Generation

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

Institute of Contemporary Art - Now Open

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

Winter Holidays

Throughout February, you can uncover, discover and celebrate all that Boston has to offer during Black History Month. Take in numerous virtual lectures, performances, readings, gospel concerts, exhibitions and children’s activities or follow the Black Heritage Trail, a self-guided tour that explores the role of African Americans in American historyFirecrackers, lion dances, music and Asian delicacies define Boston's annual Chinese New Year celebrations. Valentine’s Day brings romantic take-out-for-two dinners. February School Vacation begins with Presidents Day and continues for a week with special activities and exhibits across the city. Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day  - walk the Irish Heritage Trail or enjoy streaming Celtic performances.

Jan 2021

Roxbury Love Story

Boston is a special place to celebrate Dr. King’s life and legacy. King considered Boston his second home, the city where he met his wife Coretta Scott King and where he earned his Ph.D. in Theology from Boston University while living on Mass Ave. The Roxbury Love Story mural by local artists...

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Black History Month

Commemorative events and more.

Valentine's Day - All Month!

Feel the love! Boston offers up sweet overnight & foodie ideas for you & your...


Explore, learn & discover with Boston as your destination classroom. Browse...

Jan 2021

Outdoor Arts in Boston

Explore Boston's outdoor art scene on your next socially distanced walk around the city! Boston is filled with incredible art ready to be explored and discovered. Roxbury Location: Roxbury Roxbury is a lab for artistic innovation, a beacon of boundless creativity; the neighborhood is both a

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Boston Safe & Strong Pledge

The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB) is partnering with the...

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What Massachusetts Travelers Need to Know About REAL ID

On October 1, 2021, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security will implement the...

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Boston's Famous Landmarks

Boston, Massachusetts is home to an unrivaled array of famous landmarks and...

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Boston Neighborhoods: Roxbury

As part of the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau Neighborhoods...

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Our Main Streets need our love, more than ever. Now is the time to find your local.

Explore Boston Neighborhoods

Each Boston neighborhood tells its own story, a tale of community, culture, and eclectic commercial areas.

Let us Guide You

Boston Common Visitor Center

The Boston Common Visitor Center is open daily from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Closed on Tuesdays.

Visitors Guide

View the Official Visitors Guide on your computer or mobile device...

Information Kit

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Winter Weather

Month Avg  High Avg  Low Avg  Precipitation
 December    42°  28°  3.9"
 January  37°  22°  3"
 February  39°  24°  3.4"

Temperatures are Fahrenheit

What to Wear:

Bostonians dress simply. It's cold and often snows. Full winter gear is a must.

If you're touring, you'll want comfy sneakers or waterproof boots. Most tourist venues don't have dress codes, but check to be sure.


Great Deals

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

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

Dine Out Boston: Dine Out or Take Out

Dine Out Boston is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of delicious deals at restaurants...

Free JobGet App

With Covid-19 severely impacting hospitality and restaurant workers, JobGet is helping people who...

Bambara's Family-Style Kits

Bambara Kitchen & Bar and its Capalbo’s Italian Pop-Up will soon begin offering weekly...

College Student Discounts

Show your College ID for CambridgeSide's best deals for college students! Best Buy (Level 2) - See...