Having lived in Boston for almost 7 years, there is nothing we like more than to spend summer days walking through Boston Commons. It is beautiful, green, and serene, and for those few hours you spend here, you will forget that there exists a bustling city life beyond. Well, until you decide to cross the street that is!
We have usually gone to this park taking the T [the local train system]. It is much easier than driving and trying to find street parking. Park Street Station would get you there.
If you get tired of walking around the park, you can easily get onto the streets and into busy Tremont, Beacon, Charles, Park and Boylston Streets.
Weekends- you might see Shakespeare plays, bands, and generally a LOT of people with the same idea- spend some time in peace.
There is a nice attraction for kids here too. The Frog Pond. You can sit along the edges of this pond and dip your tippy toes into the water. It is very shallow and safe, but you do need to keep an eye on kids. In winter, this becomes a skating rink and is beautiful.
The Common as it is called here, is also the place where you can get to see a lot of the attractions of New Years and July 4.
There are a lot of vendors strewn about for hot dogs, snow cones, ice cream, smoothies, etc. if you should get hungry or thirsty. This being Boston, you can just step into the streets and get into a sit down restaurant or fast food place if you choose.
There are a lot of monuments and little pieces of history to look at within the huge park. It is several acres and spread out over a large part of the town. The Freedom Trail is marked and you can do this by foot.
Admission into the park is free, but some attractions like the rink charge a fee.
All in all, a great place to spend a warm lazy summer day with the kids or winter evenings seeing the sights.
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