January 2021: We’re all about making the most out of what's left of 2020. Temps are dropping, but there are still plenty of cool things to do outdoors while safely getting some fresh air. Among the best things to do year-round in Boston are beloved pastimes that take place away from the elements, but given the current conditions, options like awesome hiking, scenic beaches, calming cruises and heated outdoor dining should move to the top of your list.
Given the ever-changing nature of government rules and restrictions, not everything listed here might be open to the public — remember to always confirm plans in advance.
No matter where your interests lie, you can always find something to get excited about in the Hub. The best things to do in Boston run the gamut—from seriously fun to awesomely educational. Looking for culture? Spend a day exploring Boston museums. Hungry? You've come to the right place. There are tons of amazing restaurants in Boston that highlight the city's rich and diverse culinary landscape. We've searched all across the city to assemble this list of the best things to do in Boston. Follow it and never get bored here again.
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