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5 Things to Do in Boston this Thanksgiving Weekend


Even though we are in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, fun is not cancelled! There are plenty of great, safe, socially-distant things to do in Boston this Thanksgiving weekend. Here are some ideas for you and your bubble to enjoy...


1. Go to a restaurant! There are plenty of Boston-area restaurants that are open and serving up tasting Thanksgiving dinners that you'll really enjoy. Skip the stressful shopping and endless cooking and let one of Boston's premiere chefs handle it all so you can simply relax and relish a delicious Thanksgiving feast with your family. Check out this list of Boston restaurants open on Thanksgiving, which is updated regularly. Take-out and delivery options are available.

2. Go for a hike! After a big, heavy Thanksgiving meal, it's the perfect time to hike around Boston's beautiful parks. The Emerald Necklace is a great choice - it's a string of parks in the Boston area that includes Franklin Park, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Pond, Olmsted Park, The Riverway, Back Bay Fens, and Commonwealth Avenue Mall/ Public Garden/ Boston Common. It's the perfect place to burn some calories and get ready for round 2 of your Thanksgiving feast later.

3. Go to Faneil Hall! Grab some authentic Boston eats, see some interesting street performers, and buy some gifts for loved ones at home when you visit Faneil Hall. It's closed on Thanksgiving day but you can stop by at any other time that weekend. On Friday it might be crowded with Black Friday shoppers, but the atmosphere will be fun and festive. Christmas lights will be up and sparkling beautifully starting the day after Thanksgiving.


4. Go see some animals at the Franklin Park Zoo! The zoo is closed Thanksgiving day, but otherwise open all weekend. Timed reservations and scannable tickets are required, even for those with memberships. It's the perfect place to enjoy some outdoor fun and see some interesting animals with your loved ones this Thanksgiving weekend.

5. Go to the Frog Pond to ice skate! Yes, that Frog Pond on Boston Common will be open starting the day after Thanksgiving. Bring your bubble and enjoy this safe outdoor activity this Thanksgiving weekend 2020.


With a little planning, you and your loved ones can have a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend in Boston while following Covid-19 regulations. Plan on going to one or all of these events, and you'll have a memorable Thanksgiving 2020. Happy Thanksgiving!


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