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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“frog pond” (367 reviews)
“beautiful park” (350 reviews)
“freedom trail” (476 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

While there wasn't any event happening in the country's oldest public park the day we were here, it is still impressive. Just knowing about cattle grazing here, British troops camping and a gallows in yesteryear, and evolving into summer and winter activities, concerts and civic...More

Thank SoCalMare
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Reviewed yesterday

For the travelers, I equate Boston Common to NYC's Central Park, or even Philly's smaller Rittenhouse Square. It's a beautiful, well kept park, smack dab in the middle of the city. There are places for you to enjoy a small pond ride, grab a bite...More

Thank lhamilt77
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Reviewed yesterday

This is easily one of the best places to visit in Boston. It's close to most of the historic sights, restaurants, shops, and main transportation hubs. Also, it offers lots of shade. And parking is easy!

Thank Nick B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We are used to walk in the Common back and forth. During the day and in the evening! It’s nice to see some shows or just see beautiful flowers and trees! Nice walk with your dog or kids! I love common gardens!

Thank Piccipiccichock
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Reviewed yesterday

I personally hate the smell of burning cannabis. It’s legalized in our home town of Sitges so very common to smell it walking through the center of our town, but to sit in the childrens’ playground on the Common with the pungent smell of a...More

Thank Steve B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a lovely little park to take a stroll in. It is centrally located with beautiful and well maintained grounds. It is close to several fine dining establishments as well many dives. A few minutes from the Boston library, China town, and lots of...More

Thank Ness S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Many people were there just enjoying what nature has to offer. Bring a blanket and stretch out on the grounds. Very relaxing.

Thank ConfederateMike
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Lovely place to stroll and people watch. Step away from hustling crowds and enjoy the green grass and towering trees. Talented buskers add interest to this area too!

Thank RealtorK
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Reviewed 5 days ago

great park with so many things to do and see. Trees, green space, pools, fountains, bandstands, statues, cafes, etc. You can't go to Boston and not go to the Common.

Thank Nick D
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The visitor center is here along with the start of the freedom trail walking tour. Great Park area with lots of memorials and a few monuments. Good place to start your visit of Boston.

Thank cohoman
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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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travelista8
September 3, 2016|
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Response from Flowertot_9 | Reviewed this property |
I would say back Bay Area
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