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Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the city.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318
Downtown
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+1 617-635-4505
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Coming up from NYC for a wedding in Groton we stopped in Boston for lunch and to the ducks in the Boston Common. We read the book “Make Way For Ducklings” so you know we had to see the duck statues. I haven’t been to...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The oldest city park in the United States. Lovely place to spend some time walking about especially if he weather is nice or to sit down after a tough day and do some people watching. Great place to start your walk of the freedom trail....More

Thank Danny E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Must walk thru this park while in Boston. Find the Good Will Hunting bench and take a picture. Like the gardens, it so nice to have a place like this in the middle of the city.

Thank Aaron R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Such a lovely area with so much going on. If the weather allows, do take a toll around and see all there is. Information centre useful, but a bit dingy.

Thank Mac097
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Bustling park setting with dog poop everywhere. Street vendors selling souvenirs, and a view of the Capital Building. Underwhelming at best.

Thank steve y
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was walking in town and came across the park. Came and left soon due to the junkies smoking meth near the fountain. Overall it is nice better if the city would move all the homeless camping in grass.

Thank Dacw6
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is so nice to cross the park. it is very well kept, nice, trim, with events around. It brings a breath of clean air to the area

Thank Quirr0
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a great place for families with young children. Just let them run around and scream and roll in the grass. This place lets them get rid of all kinds of energy in a safe and pretty place.

Thank MarthaIllinois
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Lots of great people watching here, interesting history along Freedom Trail, view of statehouse, nice walking area

Thank hallidaysa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mainly because it's been around since the beginning and kept up so well. Of course, our day was beautiful, pleasant temperatures and enjoyed a leisurely stroll through the Park.

Thank AnneMarie E
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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
...More
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Cabs2
September 9, 2016|
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Response from Canesbiggdogg | Reviewed this property |
I've only been there during the day and have not seen mosquitos.
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September 3, 2016|
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Response from Flowertot_9 | Reviewed this property |
I would say back Bay Area
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