Things To Do

Boston is a culture-rich city always teeming with programs, events and activities for all ages.

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    Summer Events and Discounts

    Boston offers exciting summer options for residents and visitors of all ages. See a movie in your local park, learn tennis at a neighborhood community center, listen to a concert on City Hall Plaza, or learn to paint on the waterfront. Explore your city this summer!

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    Free (and almost free) Things To Do in Boston

    No one has to spend a fortune to have fun in this City! Check out this list of activities for some free and discounted fun.

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    The Parks & Recreation Department provides residents with clean, green, safe, and accessible open space in more than 2,200 acres of park land throughout the City. Residents are also encouraged to help keep the parks clean by filling out online maintenance requests.

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    Shopping & Dining

    From comfort foods to gourmet cuisine, bargain outlets to specialty shops - there is something in this City for everyone.

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    In Boston, enthusiasm for sports is vital to the City's character. Residents, die-hards, and bandwagon jumpers alike an get their sports fix by heading to pro-sports games or visiting stops along the Boston Sports Trail.

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    Whether your interests lie in history, art or culture, Boston has a museum for you. From the MFA and The Science Museum, to the John F. Kennedy and Boston Fire museums, there is something for everyone.

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    Check out Your Library

    Families can visit the library in order to see art exhibits, attend a story hour, use the wireless computer network, borrow a DVD, and much more with a BPL library card.

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    Take a Walk to the Sea

    Boston's Walk to the Sea encompasses four centuries of Boston history. Mixing historical landmarks with Boston's skyscrapers, this walk is truly one worth taking. The Walk from summit to sea, spanning one mile and descending a hundred feet, brings that history to life.

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    P&G Gillette Floating Dock Open to Public

    Located along the east edge of Fort Point Channel south of Summer Street, the P&G Gillette Floating Dock is available free of charge for public use for launching canoes, kayaks, and other non-powered craft. The floating dock for launching craft is open every day from dawn to dusk, and the stationary dock is open every day, 24 hours a day. Limited free parking is available to users of the dock on weekday evenings and all day on weekends and holidays in the adjacent ChannelSide Parking lot. 


  • Call to Artists

    The Mayor's Office of Arts, Tourism, and Special Events sponsors a variety of programs that encourage local artist participation. Learn more about participating in the Boston Arts Festival, Arts on the Arcade, showing in the City Hall galleries, and more.

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  • Unveiling the Public Art Walk

    Former Mayor Thomas M. Menino unveiled the first edition of a new program - Public Art Walks. The Mayor’s Office of Arts, Tourism & Special Events, together with the Boston Art Commission, have developed the Art Walks, featuring both historic and contemporary art installations throughout the neighborhoods of Boston.

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