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Boston Common

139 Tremont St, 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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“frog pond” (357 reviews)
“beautiful park” (336 reviews)
“freedom trail” (451 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02108
Downtown
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+1 617-635-4500
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"beautiful park"
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"freedom trail"
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"people watch"
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"starting point"
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"sunny day"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It's nice to see that green spaces like this are still being kept in the city. It's well maintained and a clean. A really nice place on a sunny day in Feb..

Thank andyonekanobie
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I really love this setting of having a play in the park. Everyone comes and just finds a seat in the park and the show starts around 8. The weather was gorgeous and the cast was excellent.

Thank Brooke M
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great place for a stroll with the family. Chilly in the winter but what can you expect! It was still beautiful and an enjoyable afternoon.

Thank tdrf
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boston common is the hub of the town. You may take the Boylston T for that. It is a place to start your sightseeing tour or the Freedom Trail. You will get a nice square. You may also interact with friendly squirrels as well.

Thank Marcos S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A wonderful place to take a walk while in Boston. Despite the wintry conditions, it’s a good spot to visit while in town. It includes the frog pond, which operates as a skating rink during the winter months.

Thank nickss1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is the Boston monument when Boston became a city, the WWI Boston military monument for Boston residents, but the memorial to see is the 54th Mass Infantry Regiment memorial at the corner of the park. The 54th was an experiment, an act of redemption...More

Thank Troy H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I walk every Friday from the Southend to the Financial District to work!! Every day brings a new sight , never knowing what to expect. First the Public Gardens and the Boston Commons are split by Arlington Street but they just might be connected. As...More

Thank Ira B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This park is well worth a visit at any time of the year. I was lucky to see it with the Christmas decorations and the wonderful skating area. A magnet for families. Unfortunately this year was the coldest for 100 years and the visit had...More

Thank Bally192
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boston Common is not that big, but it is still a beautiful park central in Boston. A great place to combine with other attractions such as Faneuil Hall Markets

Thank Osloboy
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place in boston that you must visit. a unique place in boston, located in the city centre.

Thank juliuscr2016
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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.
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3 September 2016|
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