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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-723-8144
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #5 of 207 attractions in Boston
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Type: Parks, Gardens
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... more » 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. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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125 reviews 125 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Great place to walk, to sit and people-watch and to generally work up an appetite for any of numerous bars and restaurants nearby. Close by great shopping and great sight-seeing, this place is remarkable in that it can be fairly crowded and fairly serene at the same time. Maybe the environment brings out the best in people.

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Northford, Connecticut
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

My husband and I spent the weekend in Boston. We spent most of our time in the public garden.. It is just beautiful. It's a great place to relax, you could walk for miles and everywhere you look, you see beauty.. A great weekend getaway..

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Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The park has some of the most unique trees I've ever seen. I was able to take some fantastic photos of them. Of course the famous ducks from Make Way for Ducklings made it worth the time. I use to read that book to my kids and read it too my students as well. I was able to take some... More

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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10 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Such a lovely place in the middle of the city where you can just relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. Beautiful ponds, flowerbeds, bridges, trees and cute birds. Great place to spend time for free and for having a break!

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Belmont,Ma
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This. Is a. Very. Nice place to walk w kids, people watch, boats. Are so fun if you have small. Kids, & have read make way for ducklings! See all the bronze. Ducks, take a ride for 3. For adults,1.50 for kids. ,can't wait to take my G.kids!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

I walk in the public garden every day at lunchime and still find it a real treat. The wonderful old trees, the public art, the pond and during the summer the wonderful flowers and shrubs.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

Doesn't matter whether it is spring, summer, fall or winter - visiting Boston common is always a delight. So much happens there throughout the year. Always fun!

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Public Gardens is a delight for locals as well as out of town visitors. There are the Swan Boats, a summer tradition that I still do even though my child is grown. Inexpensive and a wonderful way to take a breather and still be doing something special. The monuments are works of art and telling Boston's story and the... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

truly a gem that residents and tourists alike will enjoy. no matter which season you visit the garden exudes old boston character. spring and fall are the most colorful, summer lush and a cool oasis when the temperature soars. even in winter with snow the garden is a tranquil spot between the back bay and downtown.

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Duluth
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was our first trip to Boston. One of my daughters moved there two months earlier. My other daughter, husband and I dragged "Boston" daughter all over Boston seeing the sights and living the history. So much history! The Old North Church, Paul Revere's house, the Freedom Trail, the USS Constitution. I loved it. Then we found the ducks. Minnesota... More

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