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Boston Common

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Address: Boston, MA 02108
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+1 617-635-4500
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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Here's to Boston for hosting us all from the Frog Pond to the parade ground, the gazebo to the State House. ☀️, smiles, and cheers!!!!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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313 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Here's to Boston for hosting us all from the Frog Pond to the parade ground, the gazebo to the State House. ☀️, smiles, and cheers!!!!

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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We saw some Shakespeare in the park and the fattest little squirrels alive! Many statues of people we wish we had met and, of cours, across from the Bull and Finch!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went right before christmas and the ice skating rink coupled with the lights were a sight to behold! Almost every tree around the area was decorated! They also had some fireworks for new years eve but we weren't able to catch those.

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Dalton, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited the Boston Common several times during our recent stay and enjoy it as much at night as we did during the day. This piece of property is full of American history.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Boston Common always has something happening, from music events, frog pond ice skating in the winter and a sprinkler area for young and old in the summer. There are also BAA events there as well for Runners.

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wow. What a lovely place. To think that originally this plot of ground was used for grazing, then the British used it during the Revolution and set the stage for Vietnam protests. What a historical spot.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Boston Common is such a lovely park to stroll through, in the winter it has such a beautiful view which you can see all the way through. It's calm and serene, the ice rink had one person skating, it's not crowded and really well maintained. Really loved BC.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A tranquil, beautiful respite from life's chaotic pace, this green oasis is perfect for walking, taking dogs for a stroll, or just stopping to appreciate nature. The historic gazebo and monuments make this a must-stop in Boston!

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

since Boston is a walkable city, this is part of it. you can always have a walk in Boston common. or you will at least pass by this place if you are going to downtown. very beautiful and calm place. I loved it so much

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Newark, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to walk around and relax. It is huge and very open with lots of people day and night. There is currently an ice skating rink as well.

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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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