Schools shift to all remote learning
Due to a rising COVID-19 infection rate in the City, all Boston Public Schools students will shift to remote learning effective Thursday, October 22.
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City Hall is open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. If you need to visit a department, you must make an appointment.
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Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment

Our mission is to advance tourism in Boston and promote participation in public celebrations from Boston residents and visitors to our City.

The Mayor's Office of Tourism, Sports, and Entertainment supports the tourism industry in Boston by producing events, supporting film and TV production, and marketing the City to conventions and visitors. Want to learn more about what's happening in the City? Check out our Visiting Boston page:

Guide to visiting Boston

1 City Hall Square
Room 802
Boston, MA 02201-2029
Temporary COVID-19 hours
City Hall is only open to the public on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Virtual Boston

There are many temporary COVID-19 related closings, but you can still explore your favorite Boston area attractions. Check out this growing list of online resources, from museums, galleries, arts organizations, performance venues, and more:

Virtual Guide to Boston

COVID-19 update

Visitors to the City of Boston should monitor the City's coronavirus (COVID-19) page for the latest information regarding COVID-19. Visitors to the City of Boston should also review the City's reopening website. Please keep these tips in mind if you plan to visit the City.

  • Effective August 1, 2020, all visitors and returning residents entering Massachusetts must follow new travel orders issued by Governor Baker.
  • Some tourist attractions may be closed due to COVID-19. We encourage you to reach out to specific sites to learn about how they are handling the situation. Many sites are offering virtual experiences. Any museum, tour, or cultural and historical facility that reopens is subject to the Commonwealth's Phase 3, Step 1 sector-specific guidance as well as the City of Boston's sector-specific guidance.
  • On July 2, Governor Baker updated guidance for operators of lodging, which includes hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfast accommodations, and all other short-term residential rentals, including those arranged through online hosting platforms such as Airbnb and VRBO.
  • On July 2, Governor Baker updated an order pertaining to limits on gathering sizes in the Commonwealth for Phase 3, Step 1. On July 10, the City of Boston issued additional guidance for indoor and events. In the City of Boston, the maximum allowable gathering size for an indoor event is 25 people and the maximum allowable gathering size for an outdoor event is 50 people. The City of Boston will consider outdoor events for 50-100 people on a case-by-case basis.

Visiting Boston

With our rich history, diverse neighborhoods, and legacy of arts, culture, and education, Boston has something for everyone.

Guide to visiting Boston

Sister Cities

Sister Cities facilitates valuable cross cultural exchanges with cities across the globe.

Sister Cities information

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