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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
+1 617-723-8144
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This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America's first public garden.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swan boats” (1,356 reviews)
“beautiful park” (431 reviews)
“duck statues” (83 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Beacon Hill
+1 617-723-8144
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Reviewed yesterday

Walked down Commonwealth Ave and entered the gardens to find beautiful formal arrangements in the borders and very relaxed areas with a well maintained water feature showing the ornamental ducks. An area suitable for any age group and well worth a visit. A place to...More

Thank John B
Reviewed yesterday

We were staying across the street, so we made it a point to walk through the garden daily to let our kids get some energy out. A lovely place to explore.

Thank jenmren
Reviewed yesterday

Cute garden and I liked seeing the little ducks. Beautiful day with lots of people walking. The garden itself was gorgeous.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed yesterday

Smack in the middle of Boston this is a very nice place to go and chill out We were there on a very nice sunny day and found it to be a very relaxing location in a bustling city.

Thank Catrin L
Reviewed yesterday

We had a really nice weekend in September....warm...weddings in the park.....hemp fest was nearby and eye opening

Thank gourmetchar
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful park to walk through to see the ducks, pond with little boats, swans, and flowers.

Thank Kim N
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great statues, peaceful right in the city. George Washington Statue is a gem. The duckling statue really great. Great for people watching.

Thank eaglecountry
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just a lovely quieter place than The Common over the road. Sit , walk, feed the ducks or ride the swan boats.

Thank OldWulf
Reviewed 3 days ago

Based on the make way for ducklings book, this little exhibit in the park is really good, young children are allowed to sit on the ducklings and it is really good to understand the story behind it all. Boston Common is right next door so...More

Thank richardJ5158RB
Reviewed 3 days ago

Head over to the fountain near the Visitor Center on the Commons, look for a sandwich board listing times and days of free tours of the Public Garden nearby. You meet up at the "Make Way for Ducklings" sculpture. Two wonderfully knowledgeable volunteers (sorry I...More

Thank Steven D
Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to
soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll
down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your
walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander
through the hilly neighborhood and check out its
exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon
street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and
widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking
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Randy A
12 September 2017|
Response from Jetset18MelM | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There are vendors within the walking paths of the park. Right across the street there are coffee shops, fast food, restaurants, pizza you can see from Boston Common. Lots of choices.
Steve H
8 September 2017|
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Response from W B | Reviewed this property |
It is in the middle of the City so I imagine you might be able to find a lot not too far away, but I can't say for sure.
Katy S
5 May 2017|
Response from Neta_Avivi | Reviewed this property |
‫Yes. There is.‬
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