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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
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69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
+1 617-723-8144
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The Public garden is a gorgeous oasis in the middle of downtown. I loved to walk through it when I was a student and young professional and now my kids love to explore and 'check stuff out' when we visit friends and family for a...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank CourtneyM1719
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Saw this on Boston hop on hop off trolley tour and as for some reason I can’t review them! The guides on this tour talk absolute twaddle if your any other than American forget this tour you can’t understand a thing they rabble on about...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KenB536
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice gardens to walk through at any time of year, the statues are very good and make quite good photographs

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank nicolacowan87
Reviewed 6 days ago

Growing up in the Boston area, I have had the fortune of visiting this park during every season in New England. This park comes alive with incredible blooms in the spring, summer and fall, and in the winter is transformed at night into a winter...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kemurphy
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great walk-through this park along the trail and near the water. Right along some of the coolest streets near Park Plaza, Beacon St., Beacon Hill, Cheers Bar, and some shopping.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aggieyank13
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The park area between the Commons and the Gardens across the street is a beautiful walk on a spring summer or fall day. I am sure beautiful in the winter with snow but cold.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank smartieab
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boston Public Garden provides is a little gem of a botanical garden, just across the street from Boston Common. The best time to visit is in May, when the bulbs are blooming, but it is a wonderful place to walk just any time from...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Barry R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for a beautiful historical walk the Boston gardens are the perfect place. Open all year so you can enjoy the scenery no matter when you visit.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Eric M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place for a leisurely walk. Although it was very cold but sunny but still we enjoyed. A must for leisurely travellers

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kaushik B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always enjoyable to walk through the park when I’m here on business. Always very clean and feel very safe.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 1WingNow
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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 |
No they are not
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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.
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Response from chibuu | Reviewed this property |
$5 I think.