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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
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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318
Downtown
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+1 617-635-4505
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 21 November 2010

I have been to over a hundred cities in the world, lost count and I love cities that remind me of my native New York city. What I love most is walking, seeing people doing everything, being in a park, doing nothing, but most of...More

7  Thank kindestgeek
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 22 August 2011

Great open-air public green area, with good entertainment options, mainly on summers, when the pool is opened and some free summer shows are performed. Good for jogging as well.

3  Thank GUSDALI
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I usually use this as a cut through when parking or just feel like a short walk. The pond freezes over and you can pond skate and play pickup hockey games or pay for public skating at the rink. Watch yourself around the park/Tremont/boylston street...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I only went because I started my walk here for the trail. It’s lovely and historical. Also very crowded. There’s subways tops so a good starting place to tour the city.

Thank 889suzannef
Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely park in the center of town. It is worth a walk through to see the purpose of these large green spaces as part of the pattern of creating a community.

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on the subway and decided to get off at Park St and walk to the next station. So glad we did. Lovely spot even in November.

Thank Jedvt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was impressed with how clean this par was! Enjoyed strolling thru the park on a chilly fall day. Was nice to see a photo art exhibit too.

Thank MelMaui
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spacious relaxing park with the opprtunity to sit, rest and watch the world go by. There are several good photo opportunities. Count the squirrels!!

Thank 788PaulD7
Reviewed 1 week ago

Boston Common was a great let down, sadly full of problems, I am very sorry that there is so much homelessness in Boston but is this the place for them to hang out. We did not feel too safe here and quickly moved on. It...More

Thank devonroamer
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been in the Commons hundreds of times, but my last trip still had some delightful surprises. A street-performing electric violinist next to the T station, graceful, dancer-like... she filled the air with gorgeous, dramatic, dance-able music. I then stumbled across a massive art installation,...More

Thank Daniel G
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boston Commons is alive with activity and gives you a chance to sample some local foods , shop and review some American History . When you tire or get hungry there are also some great seafood restaurants right there .

Thank Richard A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to relax and spend quality time with friends and family. Kids have fun at the frog pond. Can spend a couple of hours there.

Thank ManishPreeti
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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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3 September 2016|
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Response from Flowertot_9 | Reviewed this property |
I would say back Bay Area
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Tim D
19 April 2016|
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Response from Dan H | Reviewed this property |
That area will be busy with people going to work, so it should be safe.
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1 January 2015|
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Response from connielee63 | Reviewed this property |
I would say for the actual time spent in the hotel, not to bother with the upgrade. IT's a BEAUTIFUL city and area, so you really shouldn't be disappointed either way. Don't be afraid to set out on foot and take in... More
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