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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 2 days ago via mobile

Such a lovely park to spend some time walking. I was very amused by the dogs running there in the morning. The Ducks Sculpture is a must-see spevially if you are looking good spots for photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank cfjdi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was one of my favorite places to sit in the city! Beautiful! And it became even more magical as I got to walk through it while it began to snow for the first time this year. Gorgeous scenery. Beware the fat fat squirrels though!...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jodit888
Reviewed 3 days ago

boston is such a great place and has amazing things to see! boston garden is where i had my wedding pictures taken

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Ojitos1217
Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place for relex and walk trough green paths and lovely pond with swans and ducks. It's relaxing to watch the autumnal trees and playing with the squirrels! A quiet place in the center of Boston.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Madlain
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely park, very nice both during the day and night! I fell in love with Boston and this park made it magical!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Danyoropesa
Reviewed 4 days ago

love walking thru these gardens......they are really beautiful with great sculptures and picturesque paths

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank breeKP
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Boston Public Garden is very special every season of the year. In the spring the flowers and especially the flowering trees,are magnificent the summe

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rgreenwald
Reviewed 6 days ago

The Public Garden is iconic and still has Swan Boats! Police on horseback, dscks, winding paths, places to sit...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kenmccaz
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed walking here for a few hours. The ducks were out and the pond was so lovely. Its so relaxing and well maintained. Although its already cold in November we didnt feel it during the day in the sunshine...

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Free C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing clean and relaxing park ! It’s like New York but much better . There is a section when you can go with your dog and let him run , that’s a great initiative from the Boston chamber , a small lack and a lot...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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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Response from Caroline G | Reviewed this property |
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Use the "T" Boston's subway transit system. Maps of the system are available in hotels, etc. The "T" is very user friendly.
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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!