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“This IS Boston!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Boston Public Garden

Boston Public Garden
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$40*
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PhotoWalks Public Garden Tour
Ranked #4 of 369 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
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.
Maryland
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“This IS Boston!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

I can't imagine being in Boston without stopping at the Public Garden and taking a ride on the Swan Boats.
The park is lush, green, very well maintained. The huge weeping willows are everywhere, the pond and bridge are picture perfect, giving the park a feeling a serenity and tranquility in the middle of the busy city.
The fee for the swan boat ride is so reasonable, there is no reason not to relax on the graceful boats, looking out at the gardens.

Visited July 2012
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Coral Springs, Florida
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“Beautiful.. I can only imagine in summertime”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

My husband and I just got back from a weekend getaway to Boston and I definitely have Boston down as my all-time favorite city. We went the the weekend of Jan 25th and the public garden was absolutely beautiful. Its was 15 degrees out and the park was still vibrant with life. Families, runners, people with dogs, and just travelers like my husband and myself soaking up the scenery. I would definitely go back on my next trip to Boston!

Visited January 2013
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Galesburg, Illinois
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“Good for a stroll”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

The Boston Public Garden is accessible from the T and is a great place to get some fresh air. There are plenty of paths to walk on, "swan boats" to paddle in, or cute statues to look at. Even better- it's free!

Visited June 2012
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Massachusetts
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“Visit the garden often!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I live one hour outside Boston, so I head into the city at least 5 times a year to just walk around and the garden is definitely a favorite spot. The giant weeping willow trees are my favorite and make for beautiful scenery in front of the pond and bridge. On summer weekends, I always see bridal parties taking pictures here. And right in the center of the city, it's so easy to get to, you really can't miss it.

Visited October 2012
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“Decent daytime stroll”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

This public park is much nicer and better to view than Boston Common, but still fairly average for a park. In the summer, the pond has swan boats you can rent and paddle around, and the flowers are usually pretty. The water fountains are empty.

Visited October 2012
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