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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
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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 stroll through the Public Garden is wonderful in Spring and Summer with beautiful surroundings. Pack a lunch and relax. The swan boats are also a great idea.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A stroll through the Public Garden is wonderful in Spring and Summer with beautiful surroundings. Pack a lunch and relax. The swan boats are also a great idea.

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Rehoboth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Whenever my wife and I visit Boston we truly do enjoy walking the city and a highlight of a walk is always the Boston Common and their gardens it is truly a peaceful place where you can unwind relax enjoy yourself

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It's the most beautiful park i have ever been! Also it is a really good place that you can hang out with your friends and having an afternoon tea or lunch over there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The whole park is so well maintained despite the number of visitors. You may take a swan boat ride inside at a $3.5 per person. The flowers, weeping willows, swans, ducks make it mesmerizing. Please take out time to visit it. It is just across the Boston Common.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

several square city blocks that include century old plus landscaped paths and floral planting. A highlight for kids ( of all ages) is a ride or view of the swan boats. In a small pond a20-25 person floating human powered flat boat circles the area and a small inner island of the pond where ducks abide. The ducks are to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

The Boston public parks are amazing. All of them are beautifully maintained. See the ducklings of "Make way for ducklings" fame, feed the ducks and swans, admire the scenery. Perfect place to enjoy breakfast prior to all the museums open or as you wait for the swan boats to open at 10am.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely green space in the centre of the city. Cool on a hot day. Lovely ducklings statue. Some interesting shrubs and plants. Didn't ride on the swan boats but looked like children would enjoy them. Good short cut from Beacon Street to Boylston Street and Newbury Street.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A beautiful park in the center of the city. Lovely pond with Swan Boats, and beautiful flowering plants.

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Leeds
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A nice place to visit although it was raining when we went and the Swan Boats where closed. Bet its lovely to take a leisurely walk around in the Sunshine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This is simply a wonderful urban park. Be sure to take a ride in the duck boats. Great place to take photos.

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