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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” (1,403 reviews)
“beautiful park” (467 reviews)
“duck statues” (87 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

Yes, it was freezing cold when we went but this is a beautiful park even in the dead of winter. The pond was frozen over so my teens had a blast slipping and sliding all around it. I walked around and took in the beautiful...More

Thank aktravels443
Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful stroll in the park at any time of the year. The fresh, vast variety of seasonal flowers and plants, are beautifully manicured and displayed. The variety of trees are labeled and groomed. The swan pond beautifully mirrors its surrounding vegetation and the white...More

Thank MaryD_Lovestotravel
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A stroll through Boston common is a nice romantic walk prior to dinner. Don’t forget to take a snapshot sitting on the bronze ducks.

Thank tjh33
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There’s something about this place, every time I visit, no matter what time of year, what kind of weather, or with whom, there’s something romantic about the gardens. It’s just magical. The surrounding areas and proximity to food, shopping, entertainment- Charles St, Comm Ave, Newbury...More

Thank kirbyreardon
Reviewed yesterday

This is a great place to get away from it all. In the middle of the hustle and bustle of Boston, there is a great little park. Bring a blanket, a bagged lunch, a significant other and just enjoy each others company watching the swans.

Thank Jose M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Just sitting in the park to people watch. Pretty amazing in this city. Sit back with a cup of Joe and enjoy.

Thank Jondon07
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the sights of Boston. When we visited the snow was on the ground and skaters out and about. Not far to walk and close to cafes and restaurants. The famous Mother Duck and Ducklings a must see and...More

Thank Edward F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a cute park in the middle of city to cut through on your way to and from other Boston attractions. Loved the winter hats on the ducks!

Thank Abby S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just visit it whenever you can, it’s simply lovely 365 ..... beautiful views, great gardens, lovely location

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the book Make way for ducklings as a young child so it was wonderful to see this . The park was very busy but people were very nice.

Thank pkgosse1
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.