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Boston Common

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Address: Boston, MA 02108
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog...

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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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston
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Great public space with plenty of walking trails and lots of really cute dogs. There's a skating rink that's a little bit expensive but a good experience. We got in for free... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great public space with plenty of walking trails and lots of really cute dogs. There's a skating rink that's a little bit expensive but a good experience. We got in for free because it was a special event, but on a regular day it costs $18 for admission and skate rental. Otherwise, a very clean space with beautiful scenery.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly one of the great public spaces in the world -- Well maintained with not that many panhandlers -

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at Boston park plaza right next door. We walked through Boston common daily. Great place to go to have your morning coffee and sit and take in the scenery, read a book or feed the birds. Few movies have been shot there so was cool to walk through and hang out.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Boston common was very enjoyable and relaxing. Offers great views and reminded me of a small Central Park. Great monuments throughout park!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place for a stroll with the gold dome of the Massachusetts Statehouse and the Park Street Church as a backdrop. It must be breathtaking in a he fall.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my friend took a walk in the park on a weekday night, there was little to no one there, there were lights on so you can see fine. I loved how the state house was right next to it and the Freedom trail start is very close! Great place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love going to Boston commons. They hold some of the best events there, such as, the womens march, hemp fest, and concerts. Its a great place to take a nice walk. Also shopping and food is less than 5 mins away.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place to walk and think. At night you may run into rats but that is part of the charm. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Boston Common is a large green space in Boston. It's on the Freedom Trail (so history) and there are great views of the State House (gold dome). There's a fenced-in playground for kids, which is free and has a small water feature (avoidable) in the summer. There is also the Frog Pond for free, but slightly gross (standing water) wading... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Justo walked from our hotel in a nice sunny winter day. Very nice just to walk around and sit on the many available benches. Kids could play some football. Just a nice peaceful place.

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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 your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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