Visitors to the City of Boston should monitor the City's coronavirus (COVID-19) page for the latest information regarding COVID-19. Please keep these tips in mind if you plan to visit the City.
- Many tourist attractions have closed due to COVID-19. We encourage you to reach out to specific sites to learn about how they are handling the situation.
- Governor Baker issued an emergency order prohibiting most gatherings of over 10 people in an effort to limit the spread of the coronavirus. These include sporting events with spectators, concerts, conventions, parades, fairs, and festivals.
- Beginning March 27, all travelers arriving to Massachusetts are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days.
- The Boston Marathon has been postponed until September 14. For more information, please visit the Boston Athletic Association (BAA) website.
What to do
There are a variety of free walks and trails throughout the City of Boston.
Museums and galleries
The City has a wealth of museums, with everything from the Museum of Fine Arts to the Old State House.
Shopping and dining
Boston offers world-class dining and shopping options as well as local, artisan, and ethnic favorites.
Theaters and venues
We have a number of places for residents and visitors to watch plays, films, and concerts.
With the recent success of Boston’s professional teams, there’s much to experience in the City of Champions.
The Office of Food Access helps to oversee almost 30 farmers markets in Boston.
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Boston's public art
Search Boston’s art collection, watch artist videos, access a map of public art installations across the City, and more!
Walk to the sea
This walk encompasses four centuries of Boston history. Mixing historical landmarks with Boston’s skyscrapers, this walk is truly one worth taking.
Tours last about 30-45 minutes and include an overview of the history and architecture of the State Capitol.
Bunker Hill Monument
Climb the 294 steps up the famous monument for one of Boston’s best views.
The Swan Boats paddle passengers around the Public Garden Lagoon for a 15-minute peaceful cruise.
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There are many tours across the City. You can even visit the USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the world.
Uncovering Boston's history
It’s no secret Boston is rich with history. From the American Revolution to the site of the very first public school, it’s a city with stories to tell.
Planning your trip
Keep these dates and events in mind as they are usually busy times in Boston.
To and from Logan Airport
The MBTA offers free Silver Line bus service from all airport terminals to South Station.
The MBTA offers ferry-boat service from Hingham or Hull to the airport, weather permitting.
Massport offers an express bus service from Back Bay to Logan Airport.
Massport provides free shuttle-bus service between airline terminals and Airport Station on the MBTA’s Blue Line.
Boston police regulate all taxis and pedi-cabs. Learn what you can expect from your ride.