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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
+1 617-723-8144
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swan boats” (1,435 reviews)
“beautiful park” (480 reviews)
“duck statues” (90 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Downtown
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+1 617-723-8144
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"swan boats"
in 1,435 reviews
"beautiful park"
in 480 reviews
"duck statues"
in 90 reviews
"beautiful flowers"
in 113 reviews
"flower beds"
in 71 reviews
"spring and summer"
in 72 reviews
"people watch"
in 189 reviews
"green space"
in 85 reviews
"public park"
in 69 reviews
"frog pond"
in 123 reviews
"sunny day"
in 95 reviews
"nice walk"
in 81 reviews
"walk around"
in 79 reviews
"newbury street"
in 75 reviews
"beacon hill"
in 110 reviews
"freedom trail"
in 127 reviews
"ducklings"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We try and make a trip to Boston every other year. It’s a great walking town with lots of sites to see. My wife really loves The Boston Commons area. She loves all the flowers in bloom, the greenery and the animals. Great way to...More

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great place for a stroll or run and to people watch. It can be very crowded on a nice summer day, lots of tourists.

Thank Mitch B
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Reviewed yesterday

How can you not love the Swan Boats or the ducklings walking in a line with their mother. (Make Way for Ducklings - written and illustrated by Robert McCloskey. First published in 1941), is just as wonderful to me today as when it was first...More

Thank Chris W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was for sure a nice place to walk around for a bit. It’s more of a park than an elaborate garden. The commons are right next to the gardens and the main difference was a no bikes rule and more statues. Super relaxing to...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nice walk! Loved the “Make room for duckling statue”. The pins with the real ducks is very pretty and peaceful. Ride the Swan Boats.

Thank Alena W
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Reviewed yesterday

This is a beautiful place to sit nd take a break from all the historical sights in Boston. Loved watching everything.

Thank jeffandwanda
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Gorgeous and a wonderful place to walk around or just enjoy from a bench. Lots of fountains, statues, cultivated flowers and plants, and a beautiful pond. You can watch ducklings and Swans hang out. Didn’t take a swan boat on the water, but it looked...More

Thank Rosie S
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this place. The squirrels come running up to you as they are so tame. A lovely tranquil place and not to be missed if you are visiting Boston

Thank sues7788
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Memory-making with family! Boston Common Swan Boats is one must-see in Biston with your family. As of Summer 2018 open 10-4 and Adults $4. Can’t be beat!

Thank SheSaidIt
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thru, extremely great shape of all the lawns and flowers well kept clean and relaxing . Good stop for a break from the citu

Thank Grant L
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Nearby
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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Tonifaj
7 October 2017|
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Response from drarthurbloom | Reviewed this property |
But NOT on the Gardens themselves
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Randy A
12 September 2017|
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Response from Jetset18MelM | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There are vendors within the walking paths of the park. Right across the street there are coffee shops, fast food, restaurants, pizza you can see from Boston Common. Lots of choices.
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Steve H
8 September 2017|
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Response from Dragonfly972 | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking around the perimeter of the gardens. Also, the Boston Common Garage is underground parking beneath Boston Common (right next to Boston Public Garden)
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