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Boston Public Garden

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Address: 69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Phone Number: +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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We got to take a quick tour through the park this fall. It was such a cool experience! I was so impressed with all of Boston, but especially the parks. Such a pretty city!

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Miramar Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We got to take a quick tour through the park this fall. It was such a cool experience! I was so impressed with all of Boston, but especially the parks. Such a pretty city!

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Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Our first trip to Boston, we chose a hotel that overlooked Boston Common - pretty by night, beautiful colours by day. The park is divided by a road, one park mainly flat, the other on an incline. Exceptionally clean and smoking free. Ample benches throughout the park. Beautiful paths throughout the park which proved excellent for photography. The parks seemed... More 

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Great Common area, Very Expansive. You can always see Ben Franklin giving a Group Tour. You can walk from one of the oldest Cemeteries to the Bull & Finch Bar (Cheers)

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Boston Public Gardens covers a relatively small area but is one of true beautiful sights in the City The willow trees are still showing beautiful yellow leaves 🍃 On December 5. While the Swan Boat ride is closed for the winter season, the pond is a great place to hang out. Do not forget the ducklings on the Beacon... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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The Boston Public Garden is a treasure! Small enough for anyone walking with kids or dogs to circle while taking in lovely specimen plants. This historically was a place where people dumped trash and oyster shells as it was tidal and marshy. In the 1800's it was converted to a public Garden and it is lovey. Take the time to... More 

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Nice spot for a stroll and people watching!~Not sure if it was the Common or the Public Garden,( they're adjacent), but spent some time watching the ice skaters go round....

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All the trees have now the Christmas decorations. It is so relaxing and beautiful ti be here and watch. The ice rink where people enjoy their rounds. The squirrels run near you, expecting food. I was even afraid the would run up my legs.

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It can be considered 2 parks in one in the center of Boston. People do sports in this park while families and people walk by. Surrounding it, you can find the posh shops, the touristic attractions of the freedom trail, beacon Street and five minutes walking the financial district. Just a good excuse to do some walking watching squirrels in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Boston Public Garderns has long bee a favourite of mine, it's good to take a ride on the Swan Boats with the Willow trees dipping into the water. Or simply take a leisurely stroll through the gardensl

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Boston for the first time in October 2016 and walked through the park several times because of the location of my hotel. Really cozy atmosphere and nice to sit there and relax. If you are in Boston, make sure you dont miss this.

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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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