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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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Tranquility in the heart of the city

Even if you only have a few minutes. This is worth it to experience the peace and calmness of a beautiful garden. There was a person playing a musical instrument as we walked... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Salida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Even if you only have a few minutes. This is worth it to experience the peace and calmness of a beautiful garden. There was a person playing a musical instrument as we walked through and it made the experience even more beautiful.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you make it to Boston Common, make sure you walk over to Boston Public Garden. Lot more sights to see here and the gardens are beautiful. The statues are also great.

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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful gardens with some interesting detail. A few statues to look out for but unfortunately they'd stopped the Swan boats by the time we arrived in the city. Great selection of plants - very ornate.

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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a lovely space in the centre of Boston for a well earned rest after all the walking Boston encourages. The planted areas were lovely & watching the Swan Boats was very restful

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Excellent & Beautiful! Clean and green and very quiet. Easy to navigate and lots of places to sit and rest.

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What Ana amazing park in the middle of the hustle, and then to realize there is a huge highway under the park. Well worth a stroll through the park.

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Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This park is fantastic, huge, and well maintained, Swan boot rides great and busy, I was fascinated with the amount of squirells that were there and how cheeky they are, If I lived in Boston I would spend all my days off in this park so relaxing and always something to watch even if it is people:>)

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Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This garden is simply beautiful. I could tell that Bostonians loved this place they way they absorbed its tranquility.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We went at the end of Sept, with the weather about 18 degrees, it was warm and sunny! The gardens are so pretty. Perfect for dog watching and counting how many squirrels run past you!! Very relaxing!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really liked seeing this - much prettier than Boston Common, and right next to it! Make Way for Ducklings, water boats in the middle, beautiful!

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
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.