Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway

Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
4.5
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
The Rose Kennedy Greenway, a roof garden atop a highway tunnel, is a contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The non-profit Greenway Conservancy maintains, programs, finances, and improves the 1.5-mile Greenway on behalf of the public. The Greenway welcomes millions of visitors annually, and the Conservancy has won numerous awards for our organic landscape care, public art, and programming.
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Neighbourhood: 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.
How to get there
  • South Station • 3 min walk
  • Downtown Crossing • 7 min walk
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TrailTrekker15
Tallahassee, FL5,192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 • Solo
The Rose Kennedy Greenway is a gorgeous replacement to the old I-93 prior to the road being placed underground. It made for a scenic stretch to walk between my hotel in the Waterfront District to the North End where many of the best restaurants and shops are located. I went during the middle of winter, but I have to imagine that is blooms with color during the spring and summer. I wish more cities would shift toward greenways such as this in their downtowns.
Written May 14, 2022
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MLE0904
Las Vegas, NV597 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
This park runs for several blocks with the busy JFK Surface Road on each side. It is a wonderful place to rest after walking aroung the harbor area. There is ahuge splash pad that was especially nice in the 90 degree weather.
Written July 25, 2021
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Linda L
Meriden, CT288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
A great place to take a break any season of the year. There are benches, tables and chairs, and best of all glider type swings along the walkway. I spent a peaceful 1/2 hour gently swinging in the sunshine on a warm February day enjoying people watching - wonderful and free. In the past I've seen wedding parties taking photos along the Greenway.
Written February 13, 2020
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kay-cee-1138
Houston, TX487 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
When this reviewer first heard of the Boston "Kennedy Greenway", I was little bit skeptical, thinking it was just a bit of landscaping stuck there and there between the streets. Far from it! One day after visiting the Boston Tea Party Museum, we walked west to the Greenway (which has its southern end roughly at Dewey Square), and then followed its serpentine course as it wound its way north and west to its end just west of Hannover Street.
It seemed to this reviewer that each block of the Greenway was designed to be different from the others. One always wondered what the landscaping, and path course, and sculptures one might see after passing the next cross-street.
Notice the large swings on the sections around Hannover Street. Check out the fine views there back toward downtown. Make a slight detour south on Hannover, if there happens to be street market set up that day.
Overall, the Greenway was an attractive and pleasant stroll through the middle of very busy Boston.
Written October 28, 2022
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KBD87
Arkansas1,266 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
The Rose Kennedy greenway is an amazing green space in the middle of Boston. It follows the street for a long ways so instead of walking on a busy street you can walk on a lovely green space with people enjoying their pets, reading, having exercise class, enjoying food trucks etc. The most pleasant big city walking I’ve ever encountered
Written September 14, 2021
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MikeM22rugger
Telford, PA541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
My wife and I stopped along here on our way back to our hotel. It was a great spot to stop and sit for a little surround by at least some greenery. The swings and water fountains were nice additions. It may not have been much but it’s exactly what we needed
Written July 28, 2020
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jyoung3381
Clifton Park, NY173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Always a pleasure to walk it. Always something different going on. Thanks to the folks who run it. The fountain splash pad is great too. We’re there when a local dance company performed. It was special
Written August 3, 2022
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texazcharlie
McKinney, TX87 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
So wonderful that the city decided to replace a freeway with a linear park like this. Of course, it wasn't cheap (that's a whole different discussion). Amazing green space in the concrete jungle. Kids were frolicing in the spray pads. We older people enjoyed the swings near Hanover. Nice place to take a load off during touring. There is also a nice beer garden near the aquarium.
Written July 11, 2023
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Susan C
Atlanta, GA14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
This is a lovely small garden set amongst the Harbor area. You can walk to it from the Marriott Wharf . It has a beautiful array of flowers as well as beautiful roses. Knowing the love the Kennedy family and so many shared for Mrs. Rose Kennedy, this is a very memorial to her. Very serene and beautiful.
Written October 27, 2022
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jeannie410
Orlando, FL21 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Allow plenty of time to walk up and down, as this is a long area. There are many interesting things to see and restaurants nearby along the harbor. As a fan of carousels, that was my favorite, with its unique animals. There are often food trucks in various places along the Greenway.
Written August 12, 2021
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