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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” (1,370 reviews)
“beautiful park” (442 reviews)
“duck statues” (85 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Beacon Hill
+1 617-723-8144
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lovely clean, tidy, green park, ideal for children, they will love the ducks. There is a Starbucks just across the road if you need refreshments.

Thank darrenvh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A large and clean park this is. Beautiful with the lakes and flowers all around. Only bad thing is all the loud musicians playing all over. This should be a place to enjoy sounds from nature

Thank Saberejser
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a very beautiful, European style urban park with lots to look at and great views. Parking can be pricey, but worth it for a short visit.

Thank Mike46077
Reviewed 2 days ago

The gardens here are beautiful. We decided to take a break from the sight seeing and sit on one of the benches and people watch.

Thank well-traveled32
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The Public Garden is lovely- a formal garden (English style). The duck statues are cute - a nice story that the policeman used to stop the traffic twice a day to let the duck and her 8 ducklings cross the road. Nice to sit in...More

Thank AJMglobaltraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a great park to take a break or a stroll. The "Make Way for Ducklings," statues are there from the popular children's book. This was also part of a ghost tour we took while we visited. I would caution everyone to keep an...More

Thank Tonya S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I loved visiting Boston Public Gardens! It was beautifully maintained and a pleasure to walk through.

Thank Dmbeecher
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very beautiful garden nestled in the heart of the city. There are lots of performers playing their instruments particularly along the bridge but it is never too loud, and the classical instruments played add a nice atmosphere to the garden. The garden...More

Thank Lear S
Reviewed 3 days ago

During a visit to Boston we had the opportunity to stroll through the Gardens, they are absolutely beautiful. What a great place to unwind and relax right in the middle of a very busy city. The gardens are very clean and well taken care of....More

Thank John D
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is beautiful and relaxing, located right next to the Boston Common. Lots of flowers, trees and shade and plenty of benches to sit and take in the view and people watch.

Thank Richard S
Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to
soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll
down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your
walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander
through the hilly neighborhood and check out its
exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon
street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and
widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking
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7 October 2017|
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Response from drarthurbloom | Reviewed this property |
But NOT on the Gardens themselves
Randy A
12 September 2017|
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.
Steve H
8 September 2017|
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Response from W B | Reviewed this property |
It is in the middle of the City so I imagine you might be able to find a lot not too far away, but I can't say for sure.