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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 2 days ago

You have to walk through Boston Common if you come to the city. It is the oldest city park in the United States and there are many historical facts about this gem of a park in the center of Boston. Some amazing concerts have been...More

Thank Bonnie R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not really that much to see here. Its smaller than you think and parking is very expensive in the whole area.

Thank Justin S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Did not really explore as much as we would have liked as it was Hemp Festival Weekend! Next visit perhaps. What we saw was beautiful though. Clean and well taken care of.

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We walked through the park on the way from Buckminster to Aquarium. It’s beautifully maintained, was bustling and busy, but not overly crowded. A good number of people sitting in the park or by the Frog pond. Swan boat rides and Lots of birds and...More

Thank KneeNine
Reviewed 3 days ago

There is something about being in the Common. So peaceful and relaxing. You can walk, have a picnic, read a book...the choice is yours. We walked from one end to the other, taking in all the beautiful scenery. The squirrels were everywhere and super fun...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 3 days ago

it had a Weed Festival going on and also lots of political protestors, citing how they want to bring charges up against our POTUS...sigh.nevertheless, Lots of opportunities to people watch.

Thank xenaht2000
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you are an avid runner a recommended run diagonally through Boston Common and then around the Gardens will be approx. 1 mike if you use the inside track (just around the inside track of the gardens is about 0.8 miles) what a pleasant run,...More

Thank TheMusiks
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a lovely park to wander around especially near Christmas when at night a lot of the trees have coloured lights in them and the pond is frozen for ice skating. Make sure you see the bronze ducklings and mother duck in the park...More

Thank Jane N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

When you escape from the drug dealers and the homeless lurking around park station. Squirrels and birds running around and lovely trees make for a nice place to walk around.

Thank 968ChrisS
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lots of different festivals go on in Boston Common. Beautiful grounds and lots of room to move about. Festivals are fun to attend.

Thank Trenda B
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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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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.
September 3, 2016|
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Response from Flowertot_9 | Reviewed this property |
I would say back Bay Area