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Boston Public Garden

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Neighborhood: Beacon Hill
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Address: 69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-723-8144
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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A wonderful place to visit, people watch or just walk through --- one of Boston's treasures. Take children to see the ducks, real and otherwise, and enjoy the swan boat rides!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A wonderful place to visit, people watch or just walk through --- one of Boston's treasures. Take children to see the ducks, real and otherwise, and enjoy the swan boat rides!

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Louisville, Ky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This may not be fair, but the day I first visited the public garden was the first warm spring day of the year. So, it was packed with people and spring fever. The trees were budding out and flowers were opening. This is just a nice escape to relax and take it all in. Easy to get to with a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

What a great place to learn about history of the area, relax, study, and explore. There are so many things to see in this park, we spent 2 hours roaming it and still didn't see it all. There are friendly squirrels who come right up to you to see what you are doing, children running and laughing, and older folks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I have walked through this park a number of times each day when heading to the Freedom Trail and it's a lovely park. It reminds me of St. James Park and has Swan Boats to ride, beautiful tulip planting and a pretty bridge to cross. Even though I'm just passing through, I always enjoy it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to stroll or to sit for a while. You must see the ducks - both the real ones and the sculptures. The squirrels are very friendly so if you are eating do it fast as they will be joining you! Usually someone playing music, usually very good to

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

A must do in the spring or summer! I've been walking through it since January! It was gorgeous with snow, but since spring started the tulips have bloomed, the swan boats are out, and it's a gorgeous walk, and sometimes they have performers playing music or doing ballon animals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Hands down one of the most beautiful public parks I have ever visited, every thing is well kept, it really shows the pride the people of Boston take in their city.

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Medway, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Do not miss visiting the Public Garden when in Boston. Nicely maintained and pretty. There is also the Swan boat attraction for a leisurely ride around the pond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

You can walk, jog, and run in this beautifully landscaped park. Nice views of the city and people. Reminds me a little of London. Catch the Swan boats. In the Spring and Summer time take a romantic couples walk at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you can get to Boston in May, do it. And get to the Public Garden. The flowers are incredible, the swan boats are open, and there are lovely paths to wander along and benches to stop and sit on. Bring a little lunch and enjoy the view!

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