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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 3 days ago via mobile

Loved this park. It's big, with so much going on. Nice place to go with family friends and significant others.

Thank Jamarah A
Reviewed 3 days ago

Gorgeous park to walk around on a sunny day. Lots of birds, ducks and squirrels running around. Went and looked at Make Way for Ducklings sculpture (very cute, however I have never heard of the book it refers to despite being an early childhood teacher...More

Thank memee08
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The swan boats are so silly and enjoyable! Don’t forget to ice skate with the frogs in the winter, waddle (and pause for a photo with the bronze ducklings) and enjoy the random weekend activities.

Thank WildeAdventuress
Reviewed 5 days ago

A must on your Freedom Trail Touring. Do this on your own. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings & history.

Thank Sharon J
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We were looking to relax after long day then we decided to go to Boston Public Garden. Yeah, No regret for visiting. Flowers and trees are so beautiful and the park is so peaceful. This beautiful place is waiting for you all to come to...More

1  Thank wawsupathra
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely parks and well worth a visit whilst in Boston. You could say that it is one park divided by a main road. There were at least 3 brides and grooms having photos taken there whilst were there on a sunny Saturday afternoon. Unfortunately the...More

Thank Luce31lauzie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Tgis is a must to see. Beautiful landscaping and a young man happened to be playing jazz when we were they. A must see.

Thank WilliamsGI
Reviewed 6 days ago

I was lucky enough to get there when the leaves starting changing. There was one particular tree that looked like it was on fire among all the green trees. This park is absolutely beautiful and as diverse as the people who make up the city....More

1  Thank Tobi D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Escape the hustle and bustle and visit the garden, adjacent to the Common. Great people-watching, and beautiful for a stroll, even on a misty rainy day. We missed the swan boats, coming in off-season, but enjoyed every other aspect of the park, including the history...More

Thank McMarshal
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed walking in the Boston Public Garden. There was so much to see and we found that it was very enjoyable.

Thank Mark M
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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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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.
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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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.