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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

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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 by Little Feet

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

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...

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...

Greenway Carousel

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

Legoland Discovery Center - Now Open

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...

Mapparium at The First Church of Christ, Scientist

The three-story Mapparium globe—one of Boston's most well known landmarks—shows the world at one...

Mythical Creatures Scavenger Hunt

Join us to hunt for mythical creatures across the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Can you...

Penguin Exhibit

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

Raúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory

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

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...

Swan Boats - Spring and Summer Hours

Take a ride on Boston's famous Swan Boats! Spring Hours: April 16 to June 20 10 am to 4pm Daily...

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....

CIRQUE DU SOLEIL PRESENTS: CRYSTAL

This one of a kind performance blends circus art and the world of ice skating. CRYSTAL will take the...

Monster Jam

Monster Jam returns to Gillette Stadium on June 4th, 2022.

 

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

Beer gardens, taproom and brewery openings, beer festivals and more

 

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 May 28 at 12:10pm, the Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles. For accessibility information...

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

On May 28 at 6:10pm, the Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles. For accessibility information...

Encore Boston Harbor - Now Open

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

New England Revolution vs. Philadelphia Union

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

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 May 29, the Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles. For accessibility information and other...

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles

On May 30, the Boston Red Sox host the Baltimore Orioles. For accessibility information and other...

Boston Red Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds

On May 31, the Boston Red Sox host the Cincinnati Reds. For accessibility information and other...

Boston Red Sox vs. Cincinnati Reds

On June 1, the Boston Red Sox host the Cincinnati Reds. For accessibility information and other...

Monster Jam

Monster Jam returns to Gillette Stadium on June 4th, 2022.

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series at the ICA

It’s been nine years since the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series last touched down in the...

BOSTON Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

The Boston Dragon Boat Festival takes place annually on the banks of the Charles River in Boston and...

Juneteenth Joy Pre-Event: Wellness as a Form of Resistance: Yoga

It is said that Yoga is about raising our consciousness and awareness is the first step to justice...

Juneteenth Celebration

Join us for the Juneteenth Celebration at Fenway Park on Sunday, June 19. Ticket holders who...

Race the Cog

Do you have what it takes to beat the cog? Well…you are going to have a chance to find out! There is...

Revere Beach Partnership Great Pumpkin Dash

The Revere Beach Pumpkin Dash presented by the Revere Beach Partnership will be back and in person...

Cambridge Half Marathon at CambridgeSide

Registration is now open for the Cambridge Half Marathon at CambridgeSide. The race will take place...

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.

A Place for Me: Figurative Painting Now

A Place for Me celebrates a new generation of artists at the vanguard of contemporary painting....

Alive with Birds

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

Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca: Swinguerra

Collaborating since 2011, Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca create works in video, photography,...

Clay—Modeling African Design

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

Climate Action: Inspiring Change

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

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...

Crossroads: Drawing the Dutch Landscape

Between the late 16th century and the early 18th century, artists working in the Netherlands—then...

Curatorial A(i)gents | Living by Protocol: metaLAB in the Lightbox

Long before computers came to pervade every aspect of modern life, museums were collecting,...

Daniel Gordon on The Greenway

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

Down to the Bone: Edward Koren and Stephen Gorman

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

Earthly Delights: 6,000 Years of Asian Ceramics

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore highlights from the Harvard Art Museums’ collection of...

FRIDA: IMMERSIVE DREAM

Explore the world through the eyes of the legendary Frida Kahlo – a brilliant, uncompromising...

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...

Immersive Klimt

Immersive Klimt was created by the world-renowned master of digital art, Italy’s Massimiliano...

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...

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...

Mapparium at The First Church of Christ, Scientist

The three-story Mapparium globe—one of Boston's most well known landmarks—shows the world at one...

Memorial Day Story Time + Craft

Join the Museum and Ship as sailors read two children’s books (ages 6+) about Memorial Day: A Day...

Memorial Poppy Garden

Throughout the month of May, visitors are encouraged to make a paper poppy—a symbol of...

Mythical Creatures Scavenger Hunt

Join us to hunt for mythical creatures across the Harvard Museums of Science & Culture. Can you...

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...

New Light: Encounters and Connections

Spanning cultures and geographies, and sometimes millennia too, “New Light: Encounters and...

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...

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...

Penguin Exhibit

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

Philip Guston Now

Across 50 years, the paintings of Philip Guston (1913–1980) shifted from figuration to...

Prints from the Brandywine Workshop and Archives: Creative Communities

Founded by Allan Edmunds in Philadelphia in 1972, the Brandywine Workshop and Archives provides a...

Raúl de Nieves: The Treasure House of Memory

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

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 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...

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. 

20% off Cirque du Soleil Performances

Save up to 20% off tickets on performance of Cirque du Soleil: Crystal! Use Code: BOSTON

Free Beer Tastings Before Red Sox Games

Drinking beer and watching baseball are two of America’s greatest pastimes, and no one has perfected...

Kids Eat Free at Longwood Grille

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

Win'd Up Wednesdays

Half price flat bread pizza offered Wednesdays from 5pm - 7pm in our Barrel Room and Wine Bar. Offer...

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...

Save 47% at top attractions

Discover Boston's best attractions at a great savings and enjoy instant delivery of convenient...

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...

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...

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.