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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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The Most Beautiful Spot

One of my favorite parks in the world - small but pretty, well kept, safe and so pleasant to sit in and watch the ducks in the spring and the squirrels in the autumn.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite parks in the world - small but pretty, well kept, safe and so pleasant to sit in and watch the ducks in the spring and the squirrels in the autumn.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

It's just too cold for walk. But it is big park and lots walking trails. I could imagine how beautiful could be after two month. I will come back!

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Have been going to Boston Common since my late teenage years and have watched it decline over the past several years. The landscaping is poorly kept now and the common is is overpopulated with homeless panhandlers. What a shame.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Been here for many years and it's a great park to enjoy and have fun. Always make a stop here to enjoy the sights and sounds when in town. Very busy but great things to see!!!

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We spent a lovely couple of hours in the park, just wandering around taking photos, sitting in the sunshine. We loved the ducks at the top by Beacon Hill, this park had a really nice feel, very peaceful. The park is very pretty and has lovely views all around.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

The Boston Public Garden, or the Commons as it's often called, is just a big park. If you catch the flowers in season, its nice. But there are so many better places to spend your time in Boston! The Gardens/Commons connects the downtown area to Beacon Hill which is where the original Cheers bar---the bar it was based on--is located.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

PErfect for a lovely stroll on a sunny day. "Ancient" park where you can sit on a bench with Boston's reknowned doughnuts and enjoy life!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were here several times over marathon weekend for the 5k, leisure and bus loading to the marathon start. This is a great park for all ages!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

There is no denying it: Bosten is just a beautiful spot in the world. Really liked the public garden! Very relaxing

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Finally, spring has arrived. Walking in the garden today with temps around 60 was a pleasure. After this past winter we need some tranquil beauty. You'll find it here.

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