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Boston Common

Boston, MA 02108 (Downtown)
617-635 4500
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Ranked #18 of 206 attractions in Boston
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Type: Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, People-watching, Walking, Ice skating
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the... more » Owner description: Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the city. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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200 reviews 200 reviews
123 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

A treasure all year round. A skating rink at the frog pound in the winter 14 and under free. Then a wading pool in the summer starting in July. A fun place to walk to and relax and also a refreshment stand on the grounds at the pond. Across the common is a sandwich shop open all year round called... More

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Boston
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73 reviews 73 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

there are ussually tons of thngs going on especially on weekends, many paths for walking and access to the state house and shopping. explore Beacon Hill if you can

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Easton, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Many a meeting between our Country's Founders took place here while wandering around the Common. And we get to walk in their steps. Come try it. .

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Boston, Massachusetts
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57 reviews 57 reviews
35 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Swan boats are a must! The suspension bridge over the lagoon is beautiful. Don't miss the ducklings statues. I could spend hours watching the children sit in each of the ducklings. Beautiful in every season.

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Cantonment, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Loved walking through and around this every morning and evening. Such a beautiful place. I like this entire area

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

The park is an excellent spot in either summer r winter! In winter skate on the frog pond while in summer rent out one of the swan boats or go play baseball r tennis!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

i saty ear to boston common , and it is a good place to go for a run or to get a little sun between meetings just don't go their at night

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Treorchy, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

Very nice but I would not fancy walking through there in the dark. Lots of tramps in Boston who dont bother you to much in the day, but I would be more careful in the night,

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014 NEW

The Boston Common is a place to rejuvenate yourself in the middle of the work day or to enjoy a glorious day in the city.

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Seabrook, Texas
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We spent a few hours here on our Boston Visit. The first time we came by was a Friday Morning. We brought our breakfast from Mike's Pastry shop and enjoyed it while watching the fountains and enjoying the sun. We came back on Saturday when it was a bit more crowded and just sort of people watched while getting some... More

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