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“Beautiful and an oasis of calm ! ”

Boston Public Garden
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US$35.00*
and up
Copley Square to Downtown Boston Freedom Trail...
Ranked #11 of 418 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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are visiting alone or with family this is a great place to stop and just watch the ducks go by or get your kids over and let them run amuck on the grounds. Green, clean and peaceful. This quickly became my favorite spot that I would walk to from my hotel and sit below a tree and chill out.

Thank Tarunjeet R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not as large as Central Park but definitely not as busy and cleaner. Find the Make Way for Ducklings statues! Didn’t get a chance to do the Swan Boat rides but they looked like a lot of fun. Now technically you’re not supposed to feed the squirrels but my friend, who is a local, says as long as you feed them nuts, it’s perfectly fine. We brought a bag of peanuts and before you knew it, there were probably at least eight of them crowding in for food.

Thank civicnation
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

immediately adjacent to Boston Common but really quite different. The gardens are well laid out and well tended. Don't miss the ducks, the Ether Monument and the Swan Boats. Just the other side of the road is the original Cheers Bar, you will recognize the exterior but the interior does not match the programme, still nice to stop for a drink

Thank 27williamson
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time visiting Boston and we brought our teenagers this time. They enjoyed walking through the gardens and to my surprise thought the Swan Boat ride was cool. It's a beautiful park!

Thank Shel03
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful park in the middle of bustling Boston. Its an easy walk from just about anywhere and on your way to anywhere. Well worth it.

Thank Kalin F
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