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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

Lovely park in the centre of Boston with significant historical content and lots of grey squirrels. Main Information Centre on edge of park.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jaabruce
Reviewed 3 days ago

Although the Boston Common really comes alive in the warmer weather, the park is beautiful year round. There are plenty of well lit and wide walking paths, and offers a great place to have your dog or kids run around. The city offers free concerts...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kemurphy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Skate the frog pond. Visit a steak house. Tour the state capital! There is a ton to do in this area. Boston is stedped in American history; come have a blast and learn about Boston!

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Jack M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’m in town for a layover, and found a reasonably priced hotel in the commons. I had a few hours of daylight left, so I went over to explore. From the history in the locals, I was very pleased.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kwetz93
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's not only the beauty of the park and the views that is going to make you fall in love with it, but also the friendly squirreles that run by chasing you to mug you for nuts and almonds ♥ 🐿️ #almondheist #squirreleseleven

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Always take a stroll through here when take a trip over to Boston. Nice and tranquil and pleasant surroundings and easy to get to. Great just to hang out with friends and get to the shop areas easy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chris0007
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great place to get away from the bustle of the city. Peaceful, beautiful, excellent place to walk and relax. We visited just after Christmas when they had the lights up and skating in the park, so it was even more beautiful than usual.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kgirl00
Reviewed 1 week ago

Huge park with lots of people and squirrels. Like a NYC central park, but in smaller scale. I truly enjoyed the morning walk here.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank DjJassu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to stroll and people watch. Home of the freedom trail. A gem in the middle of a lively, very walkable city.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank traveledwell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited over the new year and the area was lit with multi coloured lights on every tree. The Frog Pond was frozen over and used as a skating rink. New years eve fireworks were spectacular

Date of experience: December 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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