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Visiting Boston

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

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. 
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Public restroom maps

View a map of public restrooms in the City.
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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.

Learn more about Boston's history

Planning your trip

Keep these dates and events in mind as they are usually busy times in Boston.