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Boston Public Garden

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As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 8 other guides
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Address: 69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
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+1 617-723-8144
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has...

This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America's first public garden.

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Lovely

I came in winter and it was cold to walk around to much but here was so lovely especially squirrel😍😍😍

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I came in winter and it was cold to walk around to much but here was so lovely especially squirrel😍😍😍

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I lived here for many years and I love it. It is very beautiful, a fun trip with your family..the swans and flowers are lovely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful place to go for a stroll. Lovely plants, monuments and fountains fill this park which is located in the heart of downtown. Great place to walk through with ice cream or a beverage during the summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

No matter what time of the year it is or even time of the day for that matter, a stroll through the enchanting Public Garden is a must! These manicured gardens and lovely landscaped grounds take you back to a romantic bygone era. Truly the jewel of Boston! In warmer climates, take the swan boat ride and in winter enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite parks in the country. The Flowers are absolutely beautiful in the summer. don't forget to take a ride on the Duck boat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thanks to Trip Advisor, I knew the ducklings were in the Garden. We found them and were delighted. The Garden is beautiful, especially covered in snow.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Viewing the Gardens is very tranquil regardless of the season. I always look forward to walking the grounds.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There may be bigger public gardens in other cities but Boston's has a warm charm that is distinct. A Swan Boat ride is worth the wait, and a stroll around the duck pond with some relaxing people watching from one of the many shady public benches is a must for any Boston visit. Parking cane be tough so do public... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a 4-season park. Volunteers and city workers alike plant and maintain this Boston treasure. Flowering plants of all kinds, ncluding some tropical varieties line the paths Sprng through Fall. The Swan Boats take you n a half hour uneventful but relaxing ride between two connected ponds, which is great for younger kids. A couple f New Years Eve's... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You cannot miss walking through the garden anytime you are here Even in the winter. The duck sculptures are decked out in Patriots' shirts right now and there are still vendors out selling warm food and drinks. Lots of folks ice skating here on Sunday afternoon Definitely walk through the garden and check out the statues and monuments and especially... More 

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Staying in Downtown

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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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