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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
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69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Downtown
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+1 617-723-8144
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Reviewed yesterday

We saw The Ducklings all in a row, made famous by Robert McCloskey and the statues of the famous people. We enjoyed the flowers and beautiful lawns. We were enchanted with the decorous bridge.

Thank Petteri L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Anyone visiting Boston must walk through the wonderful Boston Public Garden. September is a perfect time to go. The weather is still warm, the flowers are at their peak, the kids are back in school and the summer crowds are gone. Winter especially after a...More

Thank Sandra E
Reviewed yesterday

No matter your mood, you will feel better with a stroll through the Public Gardens. It is a truly beautiful place.

Thank SnowBirdsNL
Reviewed 2 days ago

Boston Public Garden is exactly that, beautifully kept gardens with statues and a lake with a bridge. Doesnt sound very exciting but it is really nice and picturesque in the middle of the city. The busiest place is the ducklings as everyone wants a picture...More

Thank Lynn K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Loved walking through and seeing all the little munchkins with parents posing with the ducks. Boston is such a wonderful little city.

Thank Yasmin B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful park. Started our stroll when they were setting up for an event so didn't get the full enjoyment of the park, but still enjoyed the peaceful setting.

Thank Doelakelori
Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely park situated in the heart of Boston, found when walking along the Charles River esplanade then followed folks who were heading for a walkway over a busy road, the park was right across the street. Very peaceful place with nice ponds.

Thank Graham B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The gardens were gorgeous this time of year. The park was very clean and there were no loud groups. Pleasant area to walk around that felt very safe

Thank SusanSandeers
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The garden area is a lovely green oasis in a busy city. The lake is attractive and rolling green lawns invite you to sit down. Great spot to rest while sightseeing. Opposite Cheers bar.

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 4 days ago

I really like this park--lots to see and do. My only complaint is that I wish they had more signs showing where the highlights are...I don't think I ever found the bench from Good Will Hunting lol

Thank xenaht2000
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Nearby
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
...More
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Culture640119
August 26, 2018|
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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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Culture640119
August 26, 2018|
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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!
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Rujaine F
July 31, 2018|
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Response from debra k | Reviewed this property |
Bostonians love their pets - don't we all. Keep them on a leash and clean up - always.
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