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Boston Public Garden

Address: 69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
Phone Number: 617-723-8144
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Ranked #5 of 413 things to do in Boston
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: No
Owner description: This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

It was beautiful in the snow! I loved that the mini Christmas trees still had Christmas lights on them even though it's March. Coming from California, I was super excited to prance and frolic around the snowy park where the conditions were just right before and after it got dark. I even met a snowman while walking around. The light... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

its one of the highlight in Boston. Its quiet, very green and good place for rest. Its in the heart of Boston.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The public garden is fabulous in any season. And there's no telling whom you will find there. Tom Brady NE Patriots quarterback) - a local neighbor - is a regular there with his kids. Recently I saw Jennifer Lawrence, who is in Boston making a movie. The best part is that it is so close to so many other great... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The Boston garden and the Boston common are right across the street from each other, so you should visit both. I currently live in Boston and love walking through the Boston public garden and always show my friends this when they visit. The Boston public garden is gorgeous, clean, and peaceful. They offer short "swan" boat rides in the summer.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

In the heart of historic Boston the Public Garden is a beautiful spot that everyone who visits the city must see. Ice skating in the winter, picnic in warmer weather and participate in the occasional arts event of festival. Or take a stroll and appreciate the beauty. Don't forget to take a ride on the Swan Boat.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The Boston Public Garden is an absolute must see and is a real gem in the centre of the city. This historic garden was beautiful even in late December when we were there. Great to walk around and see the skaters (will join in next time!) and to see the Ducklings from Make Way for Ducklings really was special for... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Always something going on and it is beautiful to just walk around. Must see the swan boats, the duck statues, etc. First night on New Year's Eve is fun here with the ice sculptures. In the summer there is also a free Shakespeare in the park performance that I want to go to but haven't had the opportunity to yet.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

The Boston Public Garden in the Back Bay near the Shopping Paradise on Newbury Street & the Bars & Restaurants on Boylston Street is the beautiful green Getaway in town with nice lakes, often Music it's the calm prolongation of Boston Common!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Great place for a nice swan boat ride on a beautiful day. Nice walk and places to shop. Nice place to sit and view the sights and read a book.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Boston Public Gardens is beautiful and fun. Summertime has lots of food and people. Winter time is also nice...and they have ice skating

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