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Boston Public Garden

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Address: 69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Phone Number: 617-723-8144
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has...

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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Great place for a picnic

The Boston public garden is one of my favorite spots in Boston. It is good if you want to walk, run, relax with friends, have a picnic, or even to just take great pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Boston public garden is one of my favorite spots in Boston. It is good if you want to walk, run, relax with friends, have a picnic, or even to just take great pictures.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The public gardens are a welcomed oasis of peace and tranquility close to the start of the Freedom Trail. Busy roads surround it but walking through the gardens provide a helpful distraction from the hustle and bustle close by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were looking forward to seeing the duckling statues, and also the swan boats. Both were fun surprises for our younger ones. The park itself is lovely and a great place for walkers and people watchers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You will want to spend sometime in this beautiful park . This park has a tree from all 50 states. You will also want to take a ride on the iconic swan boats.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great open space to walk around, relaxing trip on the swan boats. Friendly squirrels plus little turtles in the lake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very!!very !! nice and peaceful garden, but you have to walk a lot ;( liked it ,,,,, it's near Boston common.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful park, peaceful, well cared for. They have the Swan Boats you can take a ride on, we did. Lots of spots to stop and simply take a break. Cheers pub is nearby as well as the State House. We were there on September 11th, we visited the Remembrance area honouring those lost in the attacks of 9/11, volunteers had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked thru here when we first arrived, them daily after. Beautiful. Well kept and worth a trip. Lovely park, scenic and well kept, breaks up the city buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Strolling through the gardens was very pleasant. The swan boats were a nice attraction. This is a great place for couples or families.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A beautiful oasis in the middle of Boston. Can enjoy nature's beauty and relax on vacation or in the middle of a business trip.

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Staying in Downtown

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.