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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 quiet spot in the middle of a busy city

Fun to walk through the Boston Gardens no matter what time of year....spring and summer swan boats and beautiful flowers. Winterfor ice skating and always for people watching... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Fun to walk through the Boston Gardens no matter what time of year....spring and summer swan boats and beautiful flowers. Winterfor ice skating and always for people watching. Don't forget to view the statues, especially the ones from Robert McCloskey's book...Make Way for Ducklings!

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Torrington, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We always visit the Boston Public Garden when we go to Boston. We just love walking around the park.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The day was quite mild so I walked around the garden for a long time. It was so lovely in March! The blooms and pond...the city buildings in the background... It was very peaceful and a great way to spend my afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

It's a park. It's really old but crowded and there weren't that many places to cool off. It did have a great view of the city but central park in NYC was much more interesting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 401 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

I love this park! It's beautiful, peaceful, plenty of places to sit and enjoy the park with a cup of coffee and a book. And don't miss the duck statues!

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Peabody, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is the oldest public park in the US, so it's great history just knowing that. There are a bunch of cool gardens with pretty flowers and the swan boats so it's a cool place to take pictures and people watch.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

This is a lovely spot for lunch or for a walk. The duvkscare the best bit for me, even if they are a bit of whimsy.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

My hotel was located just opposite to the garden, so it was pretty natural to visit the garden at any suitable time. I ended up going to the garden 4 times in my stay of 6 days there despite my busy schedule. It is beautiful place to go, especially in the morning. There are swans in the pond there, duck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

And a must while in Boston. A beautiful walk around the park and lake while on your way to Boston Common. I really enjoyed watching the Swan boats and the actual swans around the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Huge park in the middle of Boston, swan boats, frog pond, frisbee, lots of open park and trees to bike, walk, jog.

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Address: Address: 69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
Phone Number: 617-723-8144
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Beacon Hill

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