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Boston Public Garden
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Ranked #4 of 394 things to do in Boston
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Philadelphia
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“not to be missed”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

a most beautiful spot in the heart of the city. the icy pond, bridge and bare weeping willows are lovely. mrs. mallard and her ducklings is a must see.

Visited January 2013
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Boston
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“Nice and safe”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

I recently spent the morning meandering around the gardens while my husband attended a bussiness conference. The gardens are beautiful, the fountains are tranquil, and the Make Way for Ducklings statues cannot be missed. The swan boat rides were another inexpensive treat. Such a gem in a beautiful city.

Visited January 2013
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Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful Park”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

Walk at your own pace look at the beautiful fountains and greenery and flowers. See some excellent street performers. Don't forget to check out the ducklings!

Visited July 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“Great even in the winter”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Such a wonderful green area right in the middle of downtown Boston. Since we were there in winter, we couldn't experience all that it has to offer, but could easily imagine how fantastic it would be in the spring/summer/fall. Along with Boston Common, it's a great connector between different sections of town and provides an enjoyable walk between destinations. Loved seeing the "Make Way for Ducklings" sculpture as that was a favorite book of my children.

Visited January 2013
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Statham, Georgia
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“Great outdoor getaway in the middle of Boston”
Reviewed January 16, 2013

Much like Boston Common, this is a great park to take a stroll, have a picnic, or just enjoy the day. During my trip to Boston, we experienced about 3 inches of snow, which made the area even more attractive (and made for some good photo ops).

Visited December 2012
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