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“A must see”

Boston Public Garden
Ranked #11 of 413 things to do in Boston
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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.
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Right in the heart of Boston, it is the perfect spot to sit and relax. The views of the city are beautiful and the Swan Boats are a must do if you have children. Don't miss the "Make Way for Ducklings" you never know what they might be wearing.

Thank WinfieldRDH
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

Boston has so many green spaces and this is a gem-nicer than Boston Commons park. The swans, the ducks, Rosemary McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings statue was so nice to see. The huge trees and flowers, greenery made it a restful place.

Thank bonbot062
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Boston gardens is well worth an hour or two of your time. It's a pleasant walk at any hour. You can ride on the swan boats for $3 and relax for twenty minutes. You can sit and watch the children, and adults, react to the small bronze sculptures of ducklings following their mother as in the childrens story " make way for ducklings". See the statue of George Washington and walk among the many flowers and trees in the park. One of our favorite places in Boston.

Thank wocaplel
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

Boston Public garden is a wonderful place to relax and reflect. It has a lot of old trees. You can take a Swan boat ride.

Thank Arkady B
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Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is America's first park/garden, and one of the most beautiful garden/parks I have ever seen. It is extremely relaxing, and a good place to de-stress after a hard work day, or a long flight. The surrounding area is also very beautiful, and worth exploring a bit.

Thank Paul W
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