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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.
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  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“frog pond” (329 reviews)
“beautiful park” (298 reviews)
“freedom trail” (397 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-4500
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Reviewed yesterday

Boston Common is a beautiful part with a pond in the very center of Boston. The place is very nice and well-maintained. It is surrounded by many historical buildings, which add to the part "European" look. There is a boat tour, but I am not...More

Thank niksk001
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Take time to slow down and walk and enjoy the beauty of the city. This is just one of many green spaces. Lots of parks, open spaces, and gardens. Love Boston Commons but lots of people out and about on the weekends. During the week...More

Thank ggerskine
Reviewed 3 days ago

Its a beautiful park where the original city was wrapped around. There is a nice lake in it ( with the : famous swan boats- not quite sure how they become such an attraciton , but oh well..)and a very beautiful green space with excellent...More

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 3 days ago

We covered this monument as a part of the walk tour we had opted for and the guide explained us nicely about the place.

Thank arinds
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

There were a lot of wonderful sites and tons todo like take tours of the common wealth , or splash around in frogs pond One bad thing is there are a lot of homeless people asking for money and junkies who are yelling not to...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a good time walking around the Boston Common before beginning our Freedom Trail walk in earnest! ... As you can expect, its especially nice on a summer day :)

Thank Shahana19
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It really is a pretty park with great activties for all to do. However, during the day it is crowded and lots of illegal activity going on. The whole park smelled like marajuana. There was selling and making in broad daylight. Police didn't care. Maybe...More

Thank worldtraveler1040
Reviewed 5 days ago

Boston Common is America's first public park. It has been beautifully maintained and there are several statues and things to see. On the day I visited there were several merchants, street performers, and food carts. It is just down from the State House and across...More

Thank Go2theZoo
Reviewed 6 days ago

beautiful lawn, great for a picnic, or a refreshing stroll in the park. You can even get food from a local place around and come here to enjoy the green or different structure they have. My boyfriend and I ate by the fountatin which had...More

Thank Tatiana O
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sorry to say we were disappointed by our first stop on the Freedom Trail. I understand this is the first Park in America and that it has all kinds of history, but when we came out of the Park Place subway stop, we were greeted...More

Thank travelguy21776
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
Tim D
19 April 2016|
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Response from Daniel H | Reviewed this property |
That area will be busy with people going to work, so it should be safe.