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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
139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318
+1 617-635-4505
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Reviewed yesterday

The city of Boston obviously takes care of its famous "Common". They'd recently laid new turf on large areas before our visit, and the shrubs and bushes are well trimmed and healthy. There are many statues and monuments dotted about, and the central pond area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Craig H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is also the starting point for the Freedom Trail The common has over A thousand types of plants and trees and then there’s the squirrels who are very sociable. In warmer weather the common is a good place to sit and take in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rhoose
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The trees have different colors of lights, The ice skating rink is decorated and they play holiday music. Beautiful to take a stroll.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Adrianared
Reviewed 4 days ago

Absolutely loved the whole city of Boston but one of our favourite places was the common. You can get pretty much anywhere from it, there are some lovely things to see and we were fortunate enough to be there when it was all lit up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Bonzo321
Reviewed 6 days ago

It felt like being in the country and not downtown city. What a pleasant time to stroll and reflect while enjoying the trees and squirrels playing.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TomandMaryAnn
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I’ve been there in the winter and clearly not before it snow but it must look amazing ! The vibe of this place is amazing with this big green place between all those building ! Feel connected with nature for a Moment !

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boston Commons was very pleasant and enjoyable. I was there for the Christmas tree lighting and did 2 strolls along the park. The statue of the ducklings was nice to see as well as the several cute squirrels. Highly recommended

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joachimm25
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice clean park, there was a very interesting photo exhibition going on when we visited, with photos of holocaust survivors. It was particularly nice in the park at that time of year (the fall) with the amazing different coloured leaves in the trees.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank SteveD27
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice central park. Nice for a short or long walk. Better visit during Spring or early Summer when additional options are available (lake tour) but also new years eve is nice.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank peter_kgr1969
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent day had exploring the History and Sights of this Historical Park. Squirrels are pretty Friendly too - up the trouser leg without even flinching - CRIKEY!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael W
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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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Response from Canesbiggdogg | Reviewed this property |
I've only been there during the day and have not seen mosquitos.
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