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“Nice Open Park in Center of City” 5 of 5 stars
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Boston Common
Boston, MA 02108 (Downtown)
617-635 4500
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Ranked #18 of 207 attractions in Boston
Type: Parks
Activities: City walk sightseeing, People-watching, Walking, Ice skating
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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 city.
Redwood City
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“Nice Open Park in Center of City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

You'll find locals walking their dogs, playing frisby, jogging, and enjoying the day. Very pretty greens and foliage, squirrels, birds, simple nature tucked away in the center of town.

Visited October 2012
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“Pretty”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

Very pretty !! Loved it here !! Very cute in the 'fall' ... !!!!!!! Very close to the shopping too so nice to have a walk through back to the hotel

Visited October 2012
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Liverpool
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“the Frog Pond is great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

A great place to relax for a couple of hours on a sunny afternoon. in the summer the Frog Pond is full of children paddling and splashing about. there is also a carousel which is great for adults and kids !

Visited July 2012
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“Great to sit and people watch..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

Was staying at the ritz carlton next door and loved getting a starbucks coffee and sitting in park watching people and soaking in Boston.

Visited November 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“What an amazing beautiful park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Boston Common really is the peoples park. It is a beautiful, safe, friendly park and wonderful for people watching.
Really busy on weekends but it is well worth the gorgeous walk through. Well worth a visit when you go to Boston city area. Very pleasant to sit and relax and enjoy the buskers and activities.

Visited November 2012
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