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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-723-8144
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$25*
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Ranked #3 of 195 Attractions in Boston
Type: Gardens, Parks, Outdoors
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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 America's first public garden.
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Wokingham
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

An enjoyable place to have a leisurely walk. Attractive and well-maintained. I suggest you combine it with a walk along the Charles River Esplanade.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 NEW

There really isn't much to say about what is in my view "the heart of Boston". Just go there and take your time to enjoy the sun, to enjoy the beautiful landscaping, watch the people and feed those fat squirrels with a few nuts :-)

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

The Public Garden is a lovely place to visit with the lake, the swan boats, fountains and squirrels!! The colours in 'fall' are amazing.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

This is a really pleasant strolling park. Well maintained, and with a good range of interesting planting, we made a number of visits passing through on our strolls to other parts of boston. It is often very full of Bostonians relaxing and enjoying lunch breaks and is clearly a hub for much social activity.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We were very lucky to visit this park during the warm days of November. The trees were in full fall colour and everywhere we turned was a Kodak moment. We strolled the park several times during our Boston trip and it was well visited by tourists and locals alike. Lots of joggers first thing in the am. The park is... More

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Leicester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We went through the Public Gardens as part of the route for the morning run. Lovely urban green space.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The public garden is one of my favorite places in Boston all year round but especially in the spring when the flowers pop. It is a relaxing place in the center of the city where you can watch people, swans or ducks. I also love the willow trees.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Full of flowers and offering a pleasant view! I loved to stroll in this marvellous garden! Just in Boston downtown, you can't miss it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Much prettier than neighboring Boston Commons. Great place to bring kids and watch the ducks and geese.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I have had the good fortune to visit Boston twice in the fall and cannot say enough about how beautiful the Public Garden is. It is so much fun discovering the different aspects of the park and marveling at what a great place it is.

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