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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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Its a park

Its beautiful Its fun Its a park. Nice people watching in one of the best cities in the US. Near lots of other things as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Its beautiful Its fun Its a park. Nice people watching in one of the best cities in the US. Near lots of other things as well.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In nice weather, it's a great place to hang out, to play outside, to people watch. Clean, peaceful, interesting

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I adore this park! It's beautiful any season and day or night. And it's free, family-friendly, and handicap accessible. And there are some wonderful statues, some of which get decorated, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

On a sunny day, it's a real treat to be out and about, weather it's sitting on a bench enjoying an ice cream or just strolling around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The gardens are splendid! The walk is awesome. A walk in the park is definetely worth it! Especially on a sunny day!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

on the first day my wife and took a walk and we loved the the park, it was clean the water was great

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of the most beautifully maintained gardens anywhere. Peaceful combination of nature and history in the heart of Boston. Take a lunch and enjoy an hour sitting on one of the park benches or simply walk around and soak up the charm.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice park in the middle of Boston, filled with trees, birds and squirrels running around freely. Pleasant atmosphere. Big ones can rest and peace and quiet.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We live across the street from this wonderful and scenic Garden. This is a wonderful spot for walking, having a picnic, doing tai chi or enjoying the Swan Boats. While tourists crowd the sidewalks at all hours, the Garden is beautifully maintained and the color is magnificent. Beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Truly a magnificent public space -- these folks no what they are doing and do it very well -- one of the places that make Boston special

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Staying in Downtown

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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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