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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” (1,395 reviews)
“beautiful park” (464 reviews)
“duck statues” (86 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

Nice gardens to walk through and you have to see the duck statues which are a tourist attraction. We went in November and the gardens were still worth a visit.

Thank Eastender6410
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The park is beautiful in the fall! A lovely place to stroll in the middle of the city. The squirrels are so friendly, too!

Thank alexandradye
Reviewed 6 days ago

Well landscaped with public gardens and famous swan boat rides in the summer that have been operated by the same family for generations are just a part of the charm of this lovely city park. And, in the fall, the holiday lights, vibrant colors of...More

Thank PeacefulSoul2
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walked through Public Garden. The flowers are beautiful in the spring. The swan boats are a great for the kid in all of us and leave lasting memories. Feed the squirrels, visit with the ducks from Make Room for Ducklings Great way to spend a...More

Thank amstre1952
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely area to stroll around, we were there in December and still plenty to see, do not miss the line of ducks !!

Thank Datchet
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's such a beautiful park, tons of walking paths that allow you to meander about. You can take a nice ride on the swan boats (which I recommend doing at least once) and then pop over to enjoy a picnic under one of the many...More

Thank Meg V
Reviewed 6 days ago

My family has been to the Public Gardens many times. A treat for children to ride the swan boats. Beautiful flowers and trees all around the park. An urban oasis.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely area to walk through to get to the shops great seeing all the squirrels running around (yes we did feed them)

Thank liverbird71
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely park, full of history, a skating area (winter), lots of statues, squirrels, pigeons and all those things that make a city park inviting.

Thank Schapenhoedster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely beautiful landscaping, pond, swan boat rides, walking trails, and scenery. There are also food trucks around so you could spend an entire afternoon here or even have a picnic. I live in the city and have been here countless times and will never get...More

Thank 27ssb
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.