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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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Weekend get away.

Perfect for small children. Children will enjoy the duck on the pond and taking the Swan boat ride as well. There is also plenty of space to run around!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Perfect for small children. Children will enjoy the duck on the pond and taking the Swan boat ride as well. There is also plenty of space to run around!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Worth a view if at Boston Common but not sure I would make a special trip for this venue. Best to go when everything is in bloom

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We were in the Back Bay area of Boston for one night. We took advantage of a nice evening and walked over to the Boston Public Garden. Absolutely beautiful! Wish we had more time to relax there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Boston Public Garden is a beautiful park. The squirrels, ducks, geese, swans, and other birds were enjoyable to watch. It is very serene in the evening with the moon hanging low.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a very relaxing and beautiful park in the middle of the city. The swan ride is a must and the pond is very relaxing to sit by. The flower beds are wonderful and well maintained.

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Enjoyed an awesome afternoon strolling the grounds. Boston is a great city, with lots of culture and things to explore and see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful place to spend an hour meandering for a couple of adults. Even better place for kids, with the ducks -real and statues, and swan boats on the pond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Come here often with family. When you really don't have time to drive and go out of the city this is a place to spend half a day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A stunning baby Central Park in the middle of Boston. Not too much to do but great for walking around in and a nice respite from city life.

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Love coming here! Perfect for a stroll, riding the swan boats or just plain relaxing. Short walk from Copley Place.

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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.