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Winter Wonder in Boston

 

Discover Winter wonder in Boston with inviting igloos and outdoor skating rinks, a calendar full of wine festivals, sporting events, performing arts, culinary activations and more. We invite you to see the Hub as never before – as an experiential winter wonderland!

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.

 

Winter Highlights

 

 

Performing Arts Events in Boston

Boston's cultural calendar is seemingly infinite. Mellow jazz clubs, rock concerts, Mozart concertos, musicals, classic plays and much, much more.

Live Theater

Live Concerts

Family Fun

Family fun in Boston is around every corner. From the waterfront to the Fens, and across the river too, Boston is full of family-oriented attractions. 

Atlantic Harbor Seals Exhibit

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

Boston Common Visitor Center - Open Daily

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

Boston Harbor City Cruises: Whale Watch

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

BOSTON LIGHTS: A LANTERN EXPERIENCE

Boston Lights will once again illuminate Franklin Park Zoo with sparkling new lantern additions,...

Boston Together Again Kids & Pets Festival

The Boston Together Again Kids and Pets Festival is fun for your whole family ... even the furry...

Carousel on The Boston Common Frog Pond

The Boston Common Frog Pond Carousel Ticket Prices Tickets – $4/ride, 10 Ride Card for $30...

Dino Safari: A Walk-Thru Adventure

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

Ghosts and Gravestones Tour

What do you get when you combine a cursed privateer, a pyromaniac circus ringleader, a demon spat...

GoPixelYourself Selfie Museum at CambridgeSide

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

Greenway Carousel

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

How Do You See the World? + Mapparium™ experience

How Do You See the World? features compelling stories about global progress—how individuals...

Legoland Discovery Center

The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center attraction reopens on 2/5/2021 with limited 90-minute PlayTimes....

Lexington Visitor Center: Walking Tours

Let our costumed guides transport you back in time to 1775 as they share the events that occurred on...

Penguin Exhibit

Penguins spend most of their lives at sea, but every penguin needs to come ashore to breed, molt,...

SelfieWrld Boston: Instagrammable Moments

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...

The Japanese House at Boston Children's Museum

Welcome to the Japanese House! Walk down the street, take off your shoes, and step into an authentic...

Urban Adventure Quest - Now Open

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

Boston by Little Feet

Travel through 300 years of history on this fun and interactive tour of Boston's Freedom Trail....

RoboBoston – Annual Robot Block Party

More than 40 companies and universities will gather to showcase cutting-edge robotics and technology...

 

Food, Wine & Craft Beer Events

The world-renowned Boston Wine and Food Festival celebrates its 33rd 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.  

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...

Cooking Classes at SelfUp Boston

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

Unique Dining Experiences

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

Craft Beer & Breweries

Boston has emerged as a bodacious beer haven, and BostonUSA is here to keep beer lovers apprised of all happenings: beer gardens, taproom and brewery openings, beer festivals and more! Want to tap into what's brewing? We’ve got you covered.

 

Boston Neighborhoods

Each Boston neighborhood tells its own story, a tale of community and culture. Go see where real Bostonians live, work and play.

 

Explore Boston Neighborhoods

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

MyLocalMA

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

EXPLORE LIKE A LOCAL

Make the most of your visit, road trip, or local adventure! Discover a new neighborhood and come see what a vibrant place Boston is.

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Sports & Recreation

This season promises to be one of the best ever for sports fans - see the Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics heat up the TD Garden.

 

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

On September 28, the Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles. For accessibility information and...

Canoe, PADDLEBOARD & KAYAK Rentals

Explore all our rental locations and you'll find a wide range of paddling experiences and...

City View Tour: The Best of Boston by Bike

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

Cornhole League

Outside cornhole at the brand new Lord Hobo Seaport Taproom & Restaurant. This league is sure to...

Encore Boston Harbor

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...

Virtual Fenway Park Tour

Tour Fenway Park through the dynamic lens of our team Drone. We will take you on the first ballpark...

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

On September 29, the Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles. For accessibility information and...

Skate The Greenway

The City of Boston’s Boston Together Again Initiative is inviting the public to a FREE two-day...

New England Revolution vs. Atlanta United FC

The New England Revolution are excited to welcome fans to Gillette Stadium for the 2022 season....

PRESEASON: BRUINS VS. FLYERS

The Boston Bruins take on the Philadephia Flyers in a preseason game.

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

On October 3, the Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays. For accessibility information and other...

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

On October 4, the Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays. For accessibility information and other...

River Fit Fall: Barre with Barre3

The Esplanade presents Barre3 at Fiedler Field! Barre3 is a full-body balanced workout that combines...

Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay Rays

On October 5, the Boston Red Sox host the Tampa Bay Rays. For accessibility information and other...

PRESEASON: BRUINS VS. DEVILS

The Boston Bruins take on the New Jersey Devils in a preseason game.

New England Patriots vs. Detroit Lions

The New England Patriots are excited to welcome fans to Gillette Stadium for the 2022 season. Please...

Boston Bruins vs. Arizona Coyotes

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Arizona Coyotes, October 15, 7:00PM.

Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Florida Panthers, October 17, 7:00PM.

Boston Bruins vs. Anaheim Ducks

Don't miss the Boston Bruins vs. Anaheim Ducks, October 20, 7:00PM.

Outdoor Activities

Greater Boston offers a wide array of recreational activities for everyone.  Enjoy ice skating or exploring one of Boston's self-guided trails!

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...

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Explore the Outdoors in Boston

Get outside in Boston, one of America’s great walking cities where the historic port, beautiful waterways, elaborate bike paths and networks of urban green space invite you to have fun outdoors. From whale watching to kayaking, walking...

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Ice Skating

Boston and the area offer a range of outdoor skating arenas.

MUSEUMS & EXHIBITIONS

Boston museums offer a remarkable selection of exhibitions. 

Historical architecture & cutting edge digital technology unite this Winter in the SoWa Art + Design district with Imagine Van Gogh: The Immersive Exhibition. And Frida: Immersive Dream, featuring large-scale projections from Mexican-born artist Frida Kahlo, opens at the Lighthouse Artspace at the Castle in early February.

Alive with Birds

The Concord Museum is collaborating with Mass Audubon to present a special exhibition, Alive with...

Clay—Modeling African Design

This exhibition highlights artistic innovation and creativity in Africa as seen primarily through...

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...

Dare to Know: Prints and Drawings in the Age of Enlightenment

What role did drawings and prints play during the Enlightenment era, from roughly 1720 to 1800? Dare...

Disrupt the View: Arlene Shechet at the Harvard Art Museums

By presenting her recent work alongside historical German, Japanese, and Chinese examples, sculptor...

Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward

Come face to face with portraits of Egyptians who lived during the Roman period and discover what...

Hammond Castle Museum Guided Tours

Hammond Castle Museum was constructed between 1926 and 1929 by inventor John Hays Hammond Jr in the...

How Do You See the World? + Mapparium™ experience

How Do You See the World? features compelling stories about global progress—how individuals...

In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers: An Exploration of Change and Loss

In Search of Thoreau’s Flowers is a multisensory experience that marries art and science through a...

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...

Konstaintin Dimopoulos: The Blue Trees

Konstantin Dimopoulos’ The Blue Trees installation is an environmental call to action. Using a...

National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience

Beyond King Tut brings history to life for the 100th anniversary of one of the greatest...

Of Many Minds Public Art Exhibit

Come to the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to experience and enjoy a new sculpture exhibit by award...

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...

Penguin Exhibit

Penguins spend most of their lives at sea, but every penguin needs to come ashore to breed, molt,...

Read & Work at the Athenaeum

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

Rice-A Story of Africa and the Americas

Rice: A Story of Africa and the Americas examines the legacy of rice cultivation in the Americas....

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 Japanese House at Boston Children's Museum

Welcome to the Japanese House! Walk down the street, take off your shoes, and step into an authentic...

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...

The Mural Project

Learn about local artists-in-residence cultivating hip-hop culture through street art. As...

The Obama Portraits Tour

The acclaimed portraits of President Barack Obama and Mrs. Michelle Obama come to the MFA on the...

UNIVERSES OLIVER JEFFERS

Best known for his distinctive and delightful picture books for young children, Oliver Jeffers is a...

USS Constitution Public Tours

USS Constitution is open for public tours! We are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6...

Candlelight & Spiritualism Tours at Hammond Castle Museum

Following the advice of mentor Alexander Graham Bell, John Hays Hammond Jr. conducted the majority...

Climate Action: Inspiring Change

How can we transform the climate crisis into hope for our shared future? PEM’s timely exhibition...

Down to the Bone: Edward Koren and Stephen Gorman

Working independently, award-winning nature photographer Stephen Gorman and beloved New Yorker...

Harvard Art Museums at Night (Free entry)

Join us for an evening of art, fun, food, and more! This event is free and open to everyone. Bring...

ICA Free Thursday Night

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

Let None Be Excluded: The Origins of Equal School Rights in Salem

In the nineteenth-century, Salem residents celebrated the city’s early public school system for...

On This Ground: Being and Belonging in America

On This Ground: Being and Belonging in America explores how art can help us understand what it means...

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love celebrates the career and legacy of fashion designer Patrick Kelly...

The Great Animal Orchestra

The Great Animal Orchestra, a collaboration between Bernie Krause and United Visual Artists, now on...

Winter Holidays

This January and beyond, find out why Boston is a special place to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  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.

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Boston - Airport/Chelsea/Revere

Great Deals

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

Discount Parking - Up to 50% off drive-up

Book convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation's leading parking...

Save Up to 50% on Amtrak travel to Boston

Book in Advance and Save Up to 50% on Amtrak travel to Boston. Book your travel early to get our...

Kids Eat Free at Longwood Grille

Kids under 12 eat free when accompanied by an adult, with the order of a qualified adult entree.

Save up to 50% off theatre, music, dance, and comedy

BosTix Deals! Save up to 50% off year-round on Greater Boston’s best theatre, music, dance, and...

Up to 55% Off Top Attraction Admission

Save up to 55% on admission to over 45 of Boston’s top attractions like New England Aquarium, Museum...

40% OFF: Ultimate Boston Self-Guided Walking Tours Bundle

This is the ultimate “must-do” package for a trip to Boston and New England. Buy the Boston Bundle...

10% Off Any Tour

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

20% off an Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure- Boston

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

Harvard Art Museums - Free Admission Sundays

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

Sushi Unlimited Mondays

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

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Let us Guide You

Boston Common Visitor Center

The Boston Common Visitor Center is open daily from 8:30 am-5:00 pm.

Visitors Guide

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

All Inclusive Guide

Read our Multicultural Guide for all visitors.

Accessibility

Transportation & experiences that are accessible to as many people as possible, welcoming visitors...

Local Picks

View handpicked activities and weekly highlights for your visit to the Boston area, chosen for you...

Information Kit

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DPG Online

Click to view our interactive 2022/23 Destination Planners' Guide flipbook

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.