Rose Kennedy Greenway

Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston: Hours, Address, Rose Kennedy Greenway Reviews: 4.5/5

Rose Kennedy Greenway
4.5
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
About
The Rose Kennedy Greenway, a roof garden atop a highway tunnel, is a contemporary public park in the heart of Boston. The non-profit Greenway Conservancy maintains, programs, finances, and improves the 1.5-mile Greenway on behalf of the public. The Greenway welcomes millions of visitors annually, and the Conservancy has won numerous awards for our organic landscape care, public art, and programming.
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: 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.
How to get there
  • Aquarium • 3 min walk
  • State • 6 min walk
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J H
San Diego, CA115 contributions
Filled with delights and worth a walk
Oct 2021
The Greenway has so many beautiful sculptures, artwork, plant details, and other delights. We walked from the harbor back to our hotel near Tufts Medical Center and found the Greenway delightful. A beautiful stroll.
Written October 26, 2021
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Michael K
736 contributions
A pleasant greenery in downtown Boston
Oct 2021
This is not some place you would go out of your way to see, but if you happen to be walking in the area, the greenery offers a welcome respite to the busy downtown. In particular, the Carolyn Lynch Garden is very nice. The nearby swing sets and fountain are also interesting.
Written October 19, 2021
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Paulette B
6 contributions
Beautiful!
Oct 2021
This is beautiful green space in Boston, in the North End. Easily accessed much of the harbor area, the Haymarket and other parts of the city.
Written October 12, 2021
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Julie M
Walnut Creek, CA180 contributions
Enchanting!
Oct 2021
The beautiful fountain, awash in alternating lights, water streams and steam, should not be missed. Awe inspiring!
Written October 4, 2021
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KBD87
Arkansas987 contributions
Very Pleasant
Sep 2021 • Couples
The Rose Kennedy greenway is an amazing green space in the middle of Boston. It follows the street for a long ways so instead of walking on a busy street you can walk on a lovely green space with people enjoying their pets, reading, having exercise class, enjoying food trucks etc. The most pleasant big city walking I’ve ever encountered
Written September 14, 2021
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jeannie410
Orlando, FL21 contributions
lovely outdoor space
Jul 2021
Allow plenty of time to walk up and down, as this is a long area. There are many interesting things to see and restaurants nearby along the harbor. As a fan of carousels, that was my favorite, with its unique animals. There are often food trucks in various places along the Greenway.
Written August 12, 2021
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gablenlombard
Appleton, WI149 contributions
Impressive
Jul 2021
We walked everywhere in downtown Boston(it seemed like it!), and seeing all the green areas was just wonderful. You know you are in a big city, but it feels like a park. Well Done!
Written August 4, 2021
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MLE0904
Las Vegas, NV539 contributions
Hidden Gem
Jun 2021
This park runs for several blocks with the busy JFK Surface Road on each side. It is a wonderful place to rest after walking aroung the harbor area. There is ahuge splash pad that was especially nice in the 90 degree weather.
Written July 25, 2021
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TravelB
Texas357 contributions
Great Walk ability
Jul 2021 • Family
You’re going to be walking a lot in Boston so you may as well take in some great pocket parks along the way. The Greenway is an impressive connection of parks that run through the eastern sea side of the city. Wish I had more time to stroll through all of them!
Written July 24, 2021
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ufwallygator
State College, PA12 contributions
Great Walkway
Jul 2021
It is a nice place to stretch your legs. You can walk a couple of miles without feeling like you are in a big city.
Written July 9, 2021
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