Right in the middle of town, its wonderful to walk through. And don't miss the historic cemetery. Good place for a rest on your walk through town
The Common has existed since Colonial times as the 'commonly owned' pasture for the milk cows of the early inhabitants. In Summer, it's benches, leafy shade and shallow 'Frog Pond' with fountain give you a place to relax, maybe eat some lunch and cool your feet by wading. There's a facility there where the kids can put on bathing suits... More
I'm sure people in Boston love the Common and appreciate having some open space in the city to relax or have lunch. But I don't see this as a destination to visit. I didn't see much that was special or historic about the park. There is a sign (near Park Street church) that says the park was used for cow... More
I see that the Boston Common (NOT "Commons"!) is the #20 attraction in Boston, and I'm wondering WHY?! It's a park. Compared to Central Park, it's a postage stamp. It houses homeless people who sleep on the grass and benches. It's historic, big deal. There's not a clod of dirt or cement sidewalk in Boston that ISN'T. It does have... More
Really love this area but I have been mugged walking thru at dusk. Dont want to scare you but be aware of this. Best to walk around the edges with a group and many fine places to see on the street sides. But you are a walking duck going thru the park alone. FYI tourists be ware.
. the squirrels are a delight to watch and feed, there is also the swan lake and duck parade, the history of the park is very interesting could spend hours here. Never seen any bums etc just people enjoying the common as it should be enjoyed.
..and thats it. Roadside parking is impossible on the time we visited, end up paying for basement parking. Found a beautiful (but crowded) swan lake across the street. Did not spend much time here, but at least we visited it once..
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