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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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was big and breezy the day we went. Sitting in the shade and enjoying a smoothie was perfect. I just have two complaints. One: street performers in the park. Some people may love them. I enjoy the sounds of nature not music. So they...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed yesterday

My teenager and I enjoyed walking around Boston Public Garden. We rode the swan boats and took pictures of the Make Way for Duckings statues. It's a beautiful, well planned park space in the middle of the city. Maybe next time, we'll plan a picnic...More

Thank LizTravels_13
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We enjoyed a slow stroll through the gardens. I am glad we chose to do this on our first day as it gave us a chance to just take in the city!

Thank Jill C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here on our exploration around Boston. It’s a beautiful park, well kept and best of all, not a lot of homeless loitering around. It’s close to a lot of the tourist attraction and it’s a good place to stop and relax on your...More

Thank batmaninsc
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Public Gardens are situated next to Boston Commons. Both are beautiful, and a great place to enjoy for all ages and abilities. It is also dog friendly. There is plenty to see and do here -- historical sites, the famous swan boats to ride...More

Thank Sally S
Reviewed 2 days ago

e of the most cleanliness & lively picturesque parks I have visited. Also known as the Public Garden, this sprawling park is located in the heart of the Boston Common area. There are Swan Boats with a replica swan situated in the back of the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

July, summer time, ideal to take a walk and spend some hours visiting the beautiful Boston Public Garden... Lots of paths, shadow and beautiful views and the best, for free!. Enjoy the park!

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 3 days ago

What a beautiful park. Very nicely kept. Lots of sidewalks and shade. A wonderful place to sit and relax. A beautiful green space. And don't forget about riding the swan boats!

Thank bnj1984
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Park is nice but kids love playgrounds so we spent most of our time there. The playground needs some work. One slide was broken. Given a large amount of kids using it I would expect it to be expanded. The frog pool appears to be...More

Thank Nina S
Reviewed 4 days ago

I enjoyed strolling through the Public Gardens in the Heart of Boston. The landscape, flow and access to the surrounding core of Boston makes the visit such a pleasure. Do not miss.

Thank Shrekman1969
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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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October 6, 2017|
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Response from drarthurbloom | Reviewed this property |
But NOT on the Gardens themselves
Randy A
September 12, 2017|
Response from Jetset18MelM | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There are vendors within the walking paths of the park. Right across the street there are coffee shops, fast food, restaurants, pizza you can see from Boston Common. Lots of choices.
Steve H
September 7, 2017|
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Response from Dragonfly972 | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking around the perimeter of the gardens. Also, the Boston Common Garage is underground parking beneath Boston Common (right next to Boston Public Garden)