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Boston Public Garden

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As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 8 other guides
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Address: 69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
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+1 617-723-8144
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has...

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.

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Perfectly lovely.

One of the most beautifully maintained gardens anywhere. Peaceful combination of nature and history in the heart of Boston. Take a lunch and enjoy an hour sitting on one of the... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of the most beautifully maintained gardens anywhere. Peaceful combination of nature and history in the heart of Boston. Take a lunch and enjoy an hour sitting on one of the park benches or simply walk around and soak up the charm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice park in the middle of Boston, filled with trees, birds and squirrels running around freely. Pleasant atmosphere. Big ones can rest and peace and quiet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We live across the street from this wonderful and scenic Garden. This is a wonderful spot for walking, having a picnic, doing tai chi or enjoying the Swan Boats. While tourists crowd the sidewalks at all hours, the Garden is beautifully maintained and the color is magnificent. Beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly a magnificent public space -- these folks no what they are doing and do it very well -- one of the places that make Boston special

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in Boston during a very hot summer so we enjoyed staying under the trees and rest a while looking at ducks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great garden, nice to go for a walk. In sunny days it's also good to catch some sun baths. It's a very nice place to rest a little if your visiting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Depending on the time of year the public gardens always offers some level of entertainment. It's a great place for a picnic when the weather is nice and a winter delight when it turns cold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

it just beautiful all year long. it takes you into downtown Boston as well as some historical parts of the downtown areas.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walking through the Public Gardens in the evening was magical. Lots of people walking and the lights were beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Boston Public Garden and Boston Commons are one of the top attractions in town. You can walk, meet people and just enjoy quit place in a middle of the city. Flowers arrangement is amazing and it changes time by time. Pond in a middle has great view from the bridge.

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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