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Boston Public Garden

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As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 8 other guides
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Address: 69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
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+1 617-723-8144
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has...

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.

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Beautiful gardens and surrounding

Huge and beautiful garden and surroundings. Several species of trees, plants, flowers, benches to sit down and enjoy. The swan boats are good for families and kids, open in the... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Huge and beautiful garden and surroundings. Several species of trees, plants, flowers, benches to sit down and enjoy. The swan boats are good for families and kids, open in the summer. In the winter the frog pond is open for ice skating. Sculptures and gazebos throughout garden.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you can figure out where to park without paying a fortune, plan on spending an hour in the park. The views are spectacular. Many great photo opportunities. It is hard to take a bad photo here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The garden is beautiful bursting with color and very diverse. You can't go wrong going to the Garden

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Boston, Ma.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must see and visit ,, a trip on the Swan Boats is an awesome experience in warm weather ,, near the famous Cheers 🍻 At the base of Beacon Hill and the Famius CHARLES Street lined with shops, the Famous Sevens Bar, catch The 🚎 at Mt Vernon and CHARLES street ,, The BOSTON Garden is filled with all... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

In the midst of a hustling town, this green space welcomes your senses. Well maintained and lit paths, friendly squirrels, beautiful plants and landscaping, along with a lake with ducks and swans. Spend a couple of hours leaving stress behind to walk these beautiful pathways.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

An oasis in the city. Great park for walking, riding in the swan boats in warm weather, ice skating in the winter. Open lawns for picnics and reading.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I almost visited this place daily. visited in winter & autumn. I really like the place. people walking and running and quiet atmosphere.. very very nice place to kill some time.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

So it was winter and nothing was in bloom so it's hard for me to really rate this, but it was still a nice peaceful walk throughout the park. When we come back in may I most definitely be back!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I will was very relaxing. We went in January so it was very cold and couldn't enjoy it at we wanted. However, we enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time with the family. Good place for running, jogging, and walking. Easy access for strollers, wide open space for the kids to run around. We were there around Christmas so they were rides, park shows, and of course the lights after sunset. It felt pretty safe in the evening.

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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