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“Great park to take a nice walk”

Boston Public Garden
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US$40.00*
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PhotoWalks Public Garden Tour
Ranked #4 of 389 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has over 600 varieties of trees and an ever-changing array of flowers. It is America's first public garden.
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Great park to take a nice walk”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

When we were visiting Boston with Cityview trolley, we stop at Boston Public Garden. It is beautiful and it is a nice walk.
The swan boats are cool.

Visited July 2014
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“Picnic in the Park”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

What a beautiful spot for a picnic! Lots of nearby eateries where you can pick it up and pack it to the gardens. The Swan boats are pretty to watch and the statues of Make Way For Ducklings really cute.

Visited July 2014
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Winchester, Virginia
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“Great Park - Fun Stop”
Reviewed 4 August 2014

We were planning to walk through the park to enjoy the scenery and check out the Make Way for Ducklings statute as well as the Swan Boats. A movie was being filmed around the Swan Boats lagoon which was exciting to watch. While on the boats we were asked to take no photos because we were in the background of the movie scenes. Fun stop in our busy sightseeing day.

Visited July 2014
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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Really cool”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

We combined this outing with the Boston Common, I wish we had planned more time. The gardens are beautiful, so was the lake and swan boats. We got lucky, we had a nice sunny day. Nothing better! Bring good shoes and water, especially during the summer.

Visited July 2014
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Morristown, New Jersey
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“Beautiful Place to Relax”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The Boston Public Garden is a beautiful park with many beautiful flowers and trees and also some historical statues. There is a pond with Swan Boats that for a fee you can get a ride in (with numerous other tourists) while the guide pedals you around the pond. Another nice attraction in this park is the "Make Way for Duckling” Statue of Mrs. Mallard followed by her 8 little ducklings (Jack, Kack, Lack, etc- I love that classic children’s story). One of my other favorite things in the park is watching the adorable squirrels that run free within the park.

Visited August 2014
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