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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-723-8144
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As featured in 3 days in Boston
Ranked #6 of 209 attractions in Boston
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Type: Parks, Gardens
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... more » 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. « less
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El Paso, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Plants are rotated so the best are always on display. Relaxing and scenic. A respite from the busy city. Definitely worth visiting. People watching, the swan boats, and picnicking are all great activities to plan to do here.

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Shawnee, Kansas
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

This is a very beautiful walk around and through garden located right next to the Boston Common. Any time of the year this is great with summer being the best!

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Munich, Germany
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

this is one of my favorite parks in the world and its small but beautiful . if you can visit in the summer the pond is beautiful with real swans in them which is really nice to watch boston itself is probally the most beautiful city in America

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19 reviews 19 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Beautiful public gardens, interesting sculptures, many musicians were playing about the grounds which was charming as I was walking through and 2 incredible swans.

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Winona, Minnesota
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

It sounds really hokey -and it is-but where else can you relax in a beautiful setting, on a small lake, riding in a swan and having someone else do the pedaling! It's fun to listen to all the children ooh and ahh as they ride.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A great place to take your sweetheart for a walk. The best thing about it, is that they seem to change the landscaping weekly so you see different flowers / plants each time.

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Griffin, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Really nice public space. Relaxing to just sit and watch people and chill after sightseeing in Boston. Enjoyed the Swan Boat ride too.

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Oslo, Norway
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115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Public Garden is a wonderfull place to spend a little or a lit of time. It's beautifull, relaxing and a great getaway from the busy surrounding city streets. Enjoy!

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I only spent an hour in the Public Gardens but I found it more beautiful than Central Park in NYC (and I'm an NYC native). Great leisurely way to spend the afternoon with so much splash of color and downwind from the fragrances. More information is available at: http://www.boston-discovery-guide.com/boston-public-garden.html

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Clarkesville, Georgia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The garden is great. If you stay downtown in Boston for more than a day, not going to the Public Garden is ridiculous. Get your day started off right by grabbing a coffee and walking through the park.

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