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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 #4 of 219 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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Estoril, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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Whitman, Massachusetts
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

My children when they were little loved to sit on the ducks and inspired me to buy my own set of Geese for the front yard...of course Mom is in front and Mom and Dad do the face off! All aside the Boston Public Garden was designed as open space for the public to enjoy a day off...read more http://www.cityofboston.gov/parks/emerald/Public_Garden.asp... More

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Centerville, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 NEW

We have been visiting the North End for 45 years. Tis a grand week to visit Boston! Given our luxury suites at the Marriott’s Customs House, spend lots of time walking and touring various sites. We love Boston, and the flight time was about two hours from Dayton or nearly a seven-hour experience. This is our 40th+ visit to Boston,... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed my visit to the picturesque Public Garden and think it is one of the prettiest public green spaces in a major city worldwide. The lovely lake with its bridge and swan boats, weeping willows in abundance, multitude of ducks, beautifully kept gardens and delightful public statues (especially the mother duck and chicks statues) are brilliant. Easily accessible... More

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

The gardens are a great place for an evening or daytime stroll. We did both a number of times throughout our week long visit to Boston.

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Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

Just a nice looking park. Clean and well maintained. I felt very safe walking through the park. I will say that what the park and all of Boston is lacking is public restroom facilities. It is an embarrassment to the city for folks, residents and visitors alike, to have to "sneak" in to restaurants and coffee shops to use a... More

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