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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318
+1 617-635-4505
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The Common adjoins the public gardens and has a similar look in many ways. We visited in late March which meant the trees were devoid of leaves and the place looked a bit bare. The Frog Pond was in transition from ice rink to pool...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 4 days ago

We walked thru the Commons several times during our recent visit to Boston. Even with the low temperatures and snow covered grounds, the area was pleasant to be in. A great variety of shops and cafes around the perimeter. Great play ground for play breaks,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank DailyMenagerie
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is the epicenter of colonial Boston. It is surrounded by amazing historical buildings including the state house & Park Street Church. We visited in mid March when trees are still hibernating, grass is muddy or still snow covered, fountains are off and its not...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank EricaDH
Reviewed 6 days ago

The common is a lovely park, well laid out and easy to navigate. We were there the day after it snowed and it was pretty magical with all the snow around, at least for an Aussie

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank rpress615595
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Huge park, with many spots for a picnic. Visit Boston during March so it was quite cold and windy, but I guessed this park is great during summer time. Lots of walk ways and things to see.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank 577jimmys
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although this Common has been used for many different reasons over the past 200 or so years. It is now a great space in the middle of Boston where people walk their dogs meet their neighbours, talk, drink coffee and just relax. There is plenty...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank terrybR6369TG
Reviewed 1 week ago

that city is infested with rats, especially faniuel hall, nastiest people on the planet, as if they r all sick from the TV, Weirdos in Boston

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Robert J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice park for walking through. Ice skating was closed for season on our visit. Open area and play options for kids.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TXKrista
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our walk there and it is a great place to get on the subway. Nice sidewalks and a great view of the area. Especially the capital building.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mjudd448
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful afternoon at the Boston Common. The park is so beautiful and surrounded by lovely neighborhoods. We enjoyed watching families with their children and pets at the park. This is a great park any time of year to take a nice stroll...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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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
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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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