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Boston Common

Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-4500
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Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the city.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“frog pond” (347 reviews)
“beautiful park” (320 reviews)
“freedom trail” (436 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-4500
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although not a destination for our Boston trip, it was a nice break to walk through all the trees and green space. Many activities were occurring (weddings, ballgames, curious visitors looking for the Freedom Walk, and many folks just taking in the beautiful fall weather)....More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We didn't walk as much as we could have. This area is one to contract with other tourist things to do. Market to buy food for trip is right there with helpful staff.

Thank boatlvr13
Reviewed yesterday

Okay, its the oldest park in America and it sits right below the statehouse. We ended our Freedom Trail walk here and arrived right before it began to get dark. The park is very open, good for kids to run on grassy areas or play...More

Thank toscwolfstar
Reviewed yesterday

Split in half by a main road the parks are a great way to relax from the city. There is a visitor centre where Freedom Trail info can be obtained along with plenty of other tourist information. The rest rooms are also inside. Various events...More

Thank RSP27
Reviewed 2 days ago

The park is well used but interesting to go to. The freedom trail goes through it a couple of times but it seems to be well used by people other than those wandering along the trail

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We walked though the common and it was pleasant enough, nothing really going on there, even bough it was a Sunday the squirrels were fun to watch and quite tame, did not run off, we saw one person feeding them

Thank Lorraine L
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the oldest public park in the country. I have been here hundreds of times and it is always wonderful. The people are friendly. the grounds are beautiful and well kept. Great place for a romantic stroll. When in Boston a must see.

Thank jello692017
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love it when cities keep green areas. And this is large and green but even better, very interestingly historic - a part of the Boston Freedom Trail. A big bonus is that it's right next to the Public Garden.

Thank Kris H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful place. Could have spend all day there if I had the time. Do not miss if you ever visit Boston.

Thank Peglou53
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very litter effort was put into this space. Great location and you can always find a random Boston or Harvard t-shirt for sale or maybe go for a run if you visiting the area or to attend some kind of rally.

Thank Lattytude
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
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10 September 2016|
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Response from Canesbiggdogg | Reviewed this property |
I've only been there during the day and have not seen mosquitos.
3 September 2016|
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Response from Flowertot_9 | Reviewed this property |
I would say back Bay Area
Tim D
19 April 2016|
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Response from Daniel H | Reviewed this property |
That area will be busy with people going to work, so it should be safe.