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Boston Common

Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-4500
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-4500
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Everything was glowing and twinkling, really got you in the holiday spirit!! The snow added to the parks beauty, and there were even snowmen everywhere! So magical for this holiday season, it really added to our holiday getaway weekend.

Thank zzznorlax
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome park to visit any time of year. They have an ice skating rink set up with a bunch of people skating already with the temperature starting to get low. the admission to that is pretty reasonable and the police are there with their horses...More

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice large park with a lake , suitable for children with a large , safe and clean plAce to play ,easily accessiable by bus ,wonderful walk on a sunny day

Thank drengytantawy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The common is a large and open space. The Christmas lights were stunning. The grounds were well kept and very clean. Perhaps if it wasn't winter then a picnic would've been a great idea.

Thank Charlie J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Acres to walk through, we were there for the lighting of the Christmas tree, all the trees in the park were decorated with fairy lights - magical.

Thank Datchet
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is nothing special about the Boston Common. I would avoid it if possible. A lot of vagrants hang out there.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great area to walk through on the way to the shops there was a couple of food trucks and a ice skating rink

Thank liverbird71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely fall walk through the Common. Must have seen the most squirrels I have ever seen in a park. Asked at help desk should we feed. The answer was "no"- they carry disease.

Thank Neil2014
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great park with a lot of benches to sit and take in the great views and Is right in the centre of Boston, watched the fireworks on the 4th of July and that was a superb experience.

Thank niallc2491
Reviewed 1 week ago

Public tennis courts, baseball fields, takeout restaurants, dog parks, walking trails, connects to the public garden, cool statues and landscaping. Great place to take children to run around. There is not a comparable place in the city for wide open grass for kids and dogs...More

Thank 27ssb
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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9 September 2016|
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Response from Canesbiggdogg | Reviewed this property |
I've only been there during the day and have not seen mosquitos.
3 September 2016|
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Response from Flowertot_9 | Reviewed this property |
I would say back Bay Area