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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Boston
69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
+1 617-723-8144
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Reviewed yesterday

Came with a friend this past Sunday it was a little chilly but it was still packed! Beautiful fall day in the city and couldn't get any better. I imagine this place must be busy in the summer ! Love boston!

Thank calvarez499
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Most of the flowers had been removed but it is still a nice lace to visit. There is a moving tribute to the Bostonians who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attraction in New York City. There was a temporary art exhibit where hot...More

Thank douglasmh
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful park to blow away the cobwebs after a flight, clean, friendly and well maintained. Walked here a few times always something to see

Thank Julia S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very nice park great to take a walk very clean and family friendly the change of colors was awesome the rose gardens was pretty

Thank Sam B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Had to walk the North End to experience the Italian restaurants and the Italian Bakeries. Not disappointed!

Thank Harry S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Safe, beautiful public park right in the center of Boston. A nice place to walk and relax. People in Boston were nice.

Thank StefTrip
Reviewed 3 days ago

Nice park to stroll through downtown. In fine weather it becomes a popular placce to lie in the sun or to sit and read. The squirrels will keep you entertained!

Thank Keith J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful tree with a lake filled with geese. Beautiful to walk around and really enjoy some out door time.

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I'd been recommended to visit Boston public garden and common to see fall foliage in glorious technicolor. According to various websites the leaf change was occurring later this year because of the warm summer. My weekend was supposed to be peak leaf viewing time. But...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Each part of the park had a story to tell. And perfect during the fall season for beautiful photos . There was live music, food and different activities to experience

Thank Keleisha C
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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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August 26, 2018|
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Response from debra k | Reviewed this property |
Use the "T" Boston's subway transit system. Maps of the system are available in hotels, etc. The "T" is very user friendly.
August 26, 2018|
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Response from craig s | Reviewed this property |
I think we spent about $20 for a family of 6. Terrific way to see the park and some of the turtles!
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July 31, 2018|
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Response from debra k | Reviewed this property |
Bostonians love their pets - don't we all. Keep them on a leash and clean up - always.