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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” (1,356 reviews)
“beautiful park” (431 reviews)
“duck statues” (83 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

We enjoyed a stroll around and all the sites and sounds. Very clean and well maintained. Felt very safe.

Thank cnicolaf
Reviewed yesterday

Really nice place to walk through or sit and read. Flowers and plants really pretty. Nice to see the swans and wildlife in the park.

Thank Sparkle168
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Boston Public Garden is an amazing walk and escape from the city. I walked all around the pond and statues, watching squirrels and ducks of all kinds. You'll have to pose with the mother duck and her babies!

Thank Lisa I
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Definitely worth chilling out in but not much more to do. Only go if the weather is good. Well tended.

Thank purpleboss
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Garden is a wonderful place to rest after walking the Freedom Trail. See the Ducklings, Swan Boats and the lovely plantings.

Thank John L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Small compact and beautifully designed garden and lake complete with lots of happy squirrels and ducks. A happy wander through the park on route to somewhere!

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Boston Public Garden is a beautiful, quiet park just off of Charles Street with lovely gardens, a pond and ducks. Take a walk through as you are walking around Boston!

Thank TahitiZ
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We strolled the Public Garden looking for the duck statues that go along with, "Make Way for Ducklings." The grounds are beautiful, with lots of other folks enjoying a quiet walk or a family outing. The grounds are filled with statues, flowers, grass, pathways, a...More

Thank EZWash
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Boston Common gets all the publicity, but on a typical weekday, it is the adjacent Garden that is more impressive in its natural beauty. Well worth a half hour of strolling along its paths.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delightful park in the city centre, nice flowers and paths, nice family atmosphere. Great fun watching the squirrels. Would recommend.

Thank Sean F
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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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.
Katy S
5 May 2017|
Response from Neta_Avivi | Reviewed this property |
‫Yes. There is.‬
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