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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 #3 of 194 Attractions 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The prettier of the two "parks" in downtown Boston. Great for wandering around in nice weather. Pretty much just a pretty place to walk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

I've been there in the wintertime and it was just beautiful! Whenever I come back to Boston this will be one of the first places I will visit!

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

We had a great first visit to Boston over Martin Luther King weekend and it was cold but fun to get out and stroll. Boston Public Garden had frozen lakes (ponds) and our daughters loved walking out on the frozen water with many others who were doing the same thing. The garden is beautiful with statues and benches to enjoy... More 

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Paso Robles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Boston is such a lovely walking city and the stroll through the park is such a treat especially since it connects the wharf area with the shopping area ( Newberry street) Pretty in the winter,sublime in the summer.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Boston Public Garden is really gorgeous park. It is always clean and people are very friendly. Everyone is enjoying their time there. During the summer it is so pretty and I just love being there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Right next to the famous Boston commons and across the street from the original Cheers, the park is home to the "make way for ducklings" family. The ducks (both real and bronze) can be found surrounded by children year round. Grab a cannoli, have a seat and relax a bit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Beautiful oasis in the middle of the city. Ducks and geese on the pond, a lovely little bridge, sculptures. Very relaxing and tranquil for a stroll.

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Hamilton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Boston Public Gardens are a wonderful way to end your trip in Boston. The park is large, but not overly so. Even with a bad back, I was able to stroll throughout and see all the areas of note. Be sure to go stop at the "Make Way for Ducklings" statues - almost always a great photo opportunity, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Can not wait to return in the spring and in the fall to see the transformation. It was absolutely beautiful and we were there in the dead of winter. I can't imagine what it must be like in full color.

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Yorba Linda, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Must skate on frogs pond got a great price on groupon, will definitely come again. I love Bostonians my new favorite city

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