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“Good for a stroll” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boston Public Garden

Boston Public Garden
69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108 (Beacon Hill)
617-723-8144
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Ranked #6 of 284 things to do in Boston
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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.
Galesburg, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“Good for a stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Boston Public Garden is accessible from the T and is a great place to get some fresh air. There are plenty of paths to walk on, "swan boats" to paddle in, or cute statues to look at. Even better- it's free!

Visited June 2012
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“Visit the garden often!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I live one hour outside Boston, so I head into the city at least 5 times a year to just walk around and the garden is definitely a favorite spot. The giant weeping willow trees are my favorite and make for beautiful scenery in front of the pond and bridge. On summer weekends, I always see bridal parties taking pictures here. And right in the center of the city, it's so easy to get to, you really can't miss it.

Visited October 2012
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“Decent daytime stroll”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This public park is much nicer and better to view than Boston Common, but still fairly average for a park. In the summer, the pond has swan boats you can rent and paddle around, and the flowers are usually pretty. The water fountains are empty.

Visited October 2012
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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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“Quack Quack”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Make way for me. I am checking out the ducklings again. It's great to just relax is America's oldest public park.

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Connecticut
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“pretty place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

beautiful park in the middle of Boston - ponds with swans and pretty trees - very safe and a great place to have a romantic walk.

Visited January 2013
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