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Boston Common

139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318
+1 617-635-4505
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“frog pond” (364 reviews)
“beautiful park” (342 reviews)
“swan boats” (239 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318
Downtown
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+1 617-635-4505
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Enjoy a stroll or just sit and watch the people go by. This is a nice park and an easy walk with plenty of picture taking opportunities.

Thank Jeff W
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

History and beauty abound. Great vistas with numerous statues. A great feature is the underground parking that is directly underneath the park.

Thank BrentwoodJerry
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Feels a bit neglected, could be so much more than it currently is. They should look to some face gardens for inspiration

Thank Lyndell P P
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the starting place for the Freedom walk. There were numerous vendors and entertainers yet places to just sit and enjoy the area.

Thank Sable2
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Boston Common is a huge urban park situated in the middle of the city of Boston. It´s a lovely place, almost all very clean and full of historical statues. There is a cementery just over there. It´s a nice green space for the city, like...More

Thank Santiago Z
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Mandatory visit, big park with lots of space to walk or to take a rest from being a tourist. It has a good size playground which kids just LOVE. It's 15 mins away from the aquarium by walk. Nice visit.

Thank Aidin_86
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Boston Common is an excellent green space in the middle of Boston. Great spot to rest. Get some roasted nuts from a vendor in the Park. They are so good!!

Thank Regina M
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a lovely walk through the Public Gardens and ended up at Boston Common where there was a T station. At this point we had a discussion about what to do next and my daughter threw a tantrum. We finally decided to split up...More

Thank KarenB_California
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Lovely park filled with handsome historical statues and fountains surrounded by mature trees, shrubs, and flowers. The ponds are edged with weeping willows. Its so relaxing to sit in the shade and watch the ducks and swan boats.

Thank 1TravelNP
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

As the weather changes and the people as well each experience in Boston Common is different. History, nature and walking paths. I was there in the early morning, afternoon and evening. Often overlooked by tourists and travelers on their way to something else this public...More

Thank Amelia8844
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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
...More
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Cabs2
9 September 2016|
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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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travelista8
3 September 2016|
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Response from Flowertot_9 | Reviewed this property |
I would say back Bay Area
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