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A Historic Year for Boston—and the USA

By: Meet Boston

2023 will be a historic year for Boston, with a multitude of destination developments, major events and openings, iconic anniversaries and more.

Commemorations and Celebrations

The excitement started with the much-anticipated unveiling of The Embrace Memorial on Boston Common in January. Steps off the Freedom Trail, The Embrace commemorates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King, who met while attending school in Boston in the 1950s. 

To bookend the year, December in greater Boston will be a month to remember. On December 9 the Army-Navy Game will be held at Gillette Stadium, the first time in the game’s 124-year history that it will be played in New England. And just one week later, Boston will commemorate the 250th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party with a largescale reenactment and an array of associated programming. This will be the first major anniversary celebration marking the nation’s 250th birthday.

New Offerings and Experiences

Development in Boston continues to add new destination offerings and experiences, including immense mixed-use projects such as Fenway Corners, Cambridge Crossing, Boston Landing, Echelon Seaport and Nubian Square Ascends.

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Meanwhile, at Logan, the state-of-the-art international Terminal E is set to open this summer, ushering in a new era replete with modern amenities and enhancements for international visitors arriving through New England’s primary gateway.

Also opening this summer, in Boston’s beautiful Back Bay, is the first Raffles Hotel in North America. The 147-room hotel will feature five distinct food and beverage venues; a bespoke Raffles Spa and pool; and a rooftop garden terrace and lounge.