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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” (364 reviews)
“beautiful park” (342 reviews)
“swan boats” (239 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Plenty of green, places to rest and enjoy nature. Wonderful trees, plenty of benches, few food and lemonade stands. Swan boats open to public. Historic site: oldest public park in the USA

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well kept park in back Bay Area near beacon hill which is a must visit. Boat around park did not use but kids would like. Swan ducks lots grey squirrels to watch.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was a lovely hot day in Boston & we had some time to kill, so what about a visit to the park. The place isn't well kept and I was amazed how shoddy it was grass not properly cut and loads of ugly bare...More

Thank W H
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We loved spending time here. We enjoyed the sunshine and how lively the area was. A perfect place for a nice walk on a bright sunny day.

Thank Siham L
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Although not quite as picturesque as the Boston Public Park it is still a beautiful and larger area. A great place for a picnic or to watch the world go by. Can get busy at weekends.

Thank MrMrsHappyR
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had absolutely gorgeous weather enabling my husband and I to leisurely stroll through this beautiful, family friendly park. Vendors to engage your palate and performers playing musical on all sorts of instruments. A must see and experience!

Thank threeboys1
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

..... this is my view..relaxing on a park bench, at Boston Commons, cool breeze, 59 degrees, clear blue sky and the sounds of a saxophone player only feet away.... what a beautiful day!

Thank diann l
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Reviewed 6 days ago

On the Friday morning as we started the Freedom Trail, we lingered in the Boston Common. Not only was it green but many activities were happening including a Tai Chi practice, the merry-go-around, and water test station. What an urban oasis!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were so looking forward to visiting Boston Common, but the information centre needs a bit of a face lift, and the area felt a bit seedly, people dressed in period costume trying, but failing to inspire. What a shame, such an iconic area. The...More

Thank Pamela W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately it rained when we visited Boston Common but it was still a lovely site. Wish we got to walk around more because there is so much to see and the park covers a lot of ground. There was a military parade that ended with...More

Thank amycf820
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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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