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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
+1 617-723-8144
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swan boats” (1,415 reviews)
“beautiful park” (473 reviews)
“duck statues” (86 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Beacon Hill
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+1 617-723-8144
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"beautiful park"
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Reviewed today

There is much to see as you walk around Boston Commons and there are some benches to cool you heels if you need. I don't know what time you need to be at the Make Way For Ducklings spot in order to get a picture...More

Thank Terry G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We loved our visit to Boston Public Garden. There were fairy peaceful moments even though it was the first warm day in a while and it was PACKED! Gorgeous tulips were in bloom, huge variety of tree species. Lots to enjoy. But please, when it’s...More

Thank rachelbwrites
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed downtown to celebrate our anniversary. The last time I was on the Common at night was 17 years ago. I was pleasantly surprised at how lit up it was compared to 17 years ago. We felt safe but the lights...More

Thank MaryRLa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Really great park downtown Boston. Trees and plants are identified. Been there in spring, and the tulips were wonderful. It's a nice spot for picnicking, or just to take a break from the big city.

Thank Joé S
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I always love to take kids here with the idea we are going to see where "Make Way for Ducklings" "lives"! Lines go pretty quickly and while waiting take some pictures. Be sure to look for the now famous statues of the Ducklings while in...More

Thank sakatay20142018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

In the spring especially, you see tulips galore and flowering trees, graceful willows over the central pond, swan boat rides on the pond, and the famed Make Way For Ducklings statues. Great for families and kids!

Thank davidharder2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice place to take a walk together or with your children. Be sure to see Make Way for Duckings especially with young children. Nice to visit in spring when tulips are out or when roses are blooming. Swan boats are treat for all ages.

Thank williamgoodman
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We happen to find parking across the street from the Gardens as we were on our way to Cheers. So glad we took the time to walk through here, it was so beautiful with the cherry blossom trees and tulips. My friend said it reminded...More

Thank morrisonlindsay
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It was such a lovely place!! I was there to walk on the beacon street which is very nice, and I happened to find the park. I enjoyed a great weather there as I walk around inside. so well maintained and people there all looked...More

Thank borime
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice park next to Boston Commons, excellent for a stroll and there are some quirky bits of sculpture

Thank David282xyz
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Tonifaj
October 6, 2017|
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Response from drarthurbloom | Reviewed this property |
But NOT on the Gardens themselves
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Randy A
September 12, 2017|
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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.
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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)
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