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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I usually use this as a cut through when parking or just feel like a short walk. The pond freezes over and you can pond skate and play pickup hockey games or pay for public skating at the rink. Watch yourself around the park/Tremont/boylston street sides lots of drug users/dealers fights and crap that shouldn’t be tolerated. Besides that area it’s somewhat safe. Ladies careful at night walk with friends. Otherwise a cool spot with lots of trees and statues

Thank GuySBosMia
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I only went because I started my walk here for the trail. It’s lovely and historical. Also very crowded. There’s subways tops so a good starting place to tour the city.

Thank 889suzannef
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Lovely park in the center of town. It is worth a walk through to see the purpose of these large green spaces as part of the pattern of creating a community.

Thank The_Hailes
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were on the subway and decided to get off at Park St and walk to the next station. So glad we did. Lovely spot even in November.

Thank Jedvt
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was impressed with how clean this par was! Enjoyed strolling thru the park on a chilly fall day. Was nice to see a photo art exhibit too.

Thank MelMaui
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spacious relaxing park with the opprtunity to sit, rest and watch the world go by. There are several good photo opportunities. Count the squirrels!!

Thank 788PaulD7
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Boston Common was a great let down, sadly full of problems, I am very sorry that there is so much homelessness in Boston but is this the place for them to hang out. We did not feel too safe here and quickly moved on. It houses the information centre which was more about selling you something than informing.
Not a good advert for Boston.

Thank devonroamer
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been in the Commons hundreds of times, but my last trip still had some delightful surprises. A street-performing electric violinist next to the T station, graceful, dancer-like... she filled the air with gorgeous, dramatic, dance-able music. I then stumbled across a massive art installation, huge photographic portraits of Holocaust survivors in old age, 70 of them. All on translucent giant panels. A solemn but life-giving experience, and a total surprise. I ended my visit by buying a Red Sox hat from a vendor.
Here is my review from a while ago --
The location makes the Commons. Especially in pleasant weather it is a relaxing treat to walk through on your way to somewhere else. The Public Garden next door is a lot more lush and beautiful, but the Commons remains an indispensable part of the city. It calms things down. Once the site of many music concerts (I remember fondly Joan Baez, Joni Mitchell, Randy Newman Oscar Peterson, George Benson) but more recently, it is the center-point for political rallies, like the huge Women's March against Trump. ,(I once saw, in 1968, the segregationist presidential candidate George Wallace make a speech!) A sense of history presides over the park. Be sure to check out the free, multi-day bi-annual Outside the Box Music Festival.

Thank Daniel G
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Boston Commons is alive with activity and gives you a chance to sample some local foods , shop and review some American History . When you tire or get hungry there are also some great seafood restaurants right there .

Thank Richard A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A nice place to relax and spend quality time with friends and family. Kids have fun at the frog pond. Can spend a couple of hours there.

Thank ManishPreeti
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