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Boston Common

139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318
+1 617-635-4505
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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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“frog pond” (362 reviews)
“beautiful park” (340 reviews)
“freedom trail” (449 reviews)
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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Cows no longer roam on Boston Common, but you may see dodgeball or softball games, swing dancers, ride a carousel or in winter ice skate. When crossing from Boston's Back Bay to the theater or shopping districts, or to Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market, skip...More

Thank GloryGirl78
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Boston Commons is like our own smaller Central Park. It's a great place to go walk around a little, relax, sit down on the grass, people watch, and watch the ducks in the pond. Spring and summer here are delicious to spend an afternoon

Thank mariacarrillo94
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited in Jan. Though freezing cold, it was gorgeous. The frog pond turns into an ice-skating ring, which is a lot of fun.

Thank Noa B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

No matter where you're from, a visit to the Boston Common is really worth it. We hadn't been there for a while and went on Mother's Day, which was a beautiful day. The first thing we did is take a Swan Boat ride - such...More

Thank GraceMarieGMC
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A large space, with small lakes and lots of trees. The squirrels are very tame and run right up to you which is a bit scary for the kids! It’s a nice place to walk though and escape the city.

Thank ShropshireBlade
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went on the last weekend of March, and it was still a very cold weather, but sunny. It is a very clean and beautiful place to sit down and relax, see the sunset. Or even play some nice and easy sports.

Thank Gabriele F
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yes it was rainy, no we did not leave. Don’t let weather stop you from walking around this place. All the history is amazing. Just grab a umbrella and go. Don’t forget to go to the park and see the make way for duckling statues...More

Thank Pauline P
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Oldest park in the US no need to say more. Well maintained and beautiful to walk around. Great picture spots and centrally located to many other places including Beacon Hill, Acorn St, Boston Garden, Freedom Trail sites and coffee shops..

Thank David G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice green space, with off leash areas. I came before things were ‘open’ for the season, so I didn’t really find the space unique or ‘must see’

Thank TT442
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just visited Boston and it started snowing on our way to Boston Commons. The boys had so much fun! We saw people with their dogs and families taking pictures. The walking tour also took us through the commons so we could hear about all...More

Thank Katrina S
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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
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.
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travelista8
3 September 2016|
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Response from Flowertot_9 | Reviewed this property |
I would say back Bay Area
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