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Boston Common

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Address: Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: +1 617-635-4500
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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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One Hour Boston Segway Tour
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Downtown Freedom Trail Walking Tour in Boston
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Boston Freedom Trail to Copley Square Walking Tour

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Could see the state house very extravagant. Had an ice rink which unfortunately i did not get chance to go on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Could see the state house very extravagant. Had an ice rink which unfortunately i did not get chance to go on.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Boston Common is one the places you have to visit. You can do a nice walk or just sti down and relax, listening the birds and seeing the squirrels. Nature atmosphere is perfect to take some awesome pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My son and I stayed at a hotel near Boston Commons. Boston Commons was central to everything in Boston. There is a stop for the T, our Trolley tour also stopped there as well. It is a beautiful green park in Boston. We went at Thanksgiving and the Frog Pond had been turned into an ice rink. It is located... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Staying nearby and everyday we wander down to the Common and see what is going on. Squirrels on the prowl, a predatory falcon, playground, skating rink in Winter, vendors -- all kinds of people theoretically banned from smoking, police, running dogs, running people etc. a manageable fun park - Boston Public Garden attached.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely green space inc the heart of the city! It has long history and offers shade by old deciduous trees. In the fall the leaves turn color and offer a wonderful backdrop for pics. Adjacent is an old graveyard and beautifully surrounded by old buildings. Nice place for a picnic or relaxation.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Boston common perhaps might have once just been a public open space but these days it's more of an informal park with tree lined paths and pleasant vistas. There are lots of benches to sit on and rest your weary feet if you are walking around the city as a tourist or somewhere to eat your lunch if you are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simples. Great to wonder around eat a dunkin donuts coffee treat and listen to the homeless guy yell out the sports and weather news. The trees turning in the autumn air top area to lose yourself

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apparently the oldest city park in the USA. Founded by the puritans in 1634, which even to a Brit seems a heck of a long time ago! Lots of history here, which you can learn about by going on a Freedom Walk Trail...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a beautiful area. The trees are beautiful this time of year and there were animals everywhere. Dogs were allowed off-leash and it was obvious that everyone was enjoying being out and about. Stop by the visitor center to get your map of the Freedom Trail and start visiting all the historical sites!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to walk from my hotel on the Charles River to Tufts. Great walk on a crisp Autumn morning and the common was a pleasant surprise. I look forward to visiting again in the summer.

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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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