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Boston Common

Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-4500
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Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the city.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-4500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed a walk through the common. Felt much safer than I had thought it might. Very enjoyable this time of year.

Thank cnicolaf
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A large green space in the middle of Boston with mature trees and grass. There are a couple of cafes, a small children’s fairground, swings/ slides, and a number of plaques explaining the history behind the US’s oldest park - I think

Thank Hungryfeesh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed walking around this beautiful area of the city! Nice sidewalks, trees, water, watching dogs at play, and having history all around!

Thank footfanatic
Reviewed 2 days ago

Enjoyed our walk through the common although was hoping to have a horse and cart ride but don't think this is available. There is a merry go round for children which was nice. Walk across the park takes you through to Beacon Hill. Early heats...More

Thank Sparkle168
Reviewed 3 days ago

I've been visiting Boston for over 50 years and I've never liked the Common. I've found it uninteresting, not particularly well cared for and generally unappealing. The fact that there was a shooting while I was there didn't help.

Thank GilAxlander
Reviewed 3 days ago

On a warm summer day there is always an abundance of activities going on in the common. You may find street performers, a small festival, or a full on production of a Shakespearean play. Aside from a small path near the Park Street antrance that...More

Thank Robert R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Another crown jewel this city offers. Nice place to walk, in a safe place. Many shops within reach, but are expensive. The smell of POT does drift by now and then, and police in the area don`t seem to care. Not a good thing.

Thank Tom L
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The Boston Common was hopping when we wandered through due to what looked like Hemp Fest. Hundreds of folks, vendors, a band, and lots of happy smokers. Walking the perimeter of the Commons gave us a sense of a great park for just the kinds...More

Thank EZWash
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Different feel to the public garden beside it but a nice park to have a stroll through. Nice open area to relax

Thank Sean F
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is an amazing area with many activities in the middle of Historic Boston. It was fun to walk through but a little taken back by the marijuana celebrations and concert going on weekend but very calm on Monday. Very interesting 🤔

Thank TravelingBoomers1946
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
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10 September 2016|
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Response from Canesbiggdogg | Reviewed this property |
I've only been there during the day and have not seen mosquitos.
3 September 2016|
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Response from Flowertot_9 | Reviewed this property |
I would say back Bay Area
Tim D
19 April 2016|
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Response from Daniel H | Reviewed this property |
That area will be busy with people going to work, so it should be safe.