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Boston Common: Tours & Tickets

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Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the city.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318
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Reviewed today

Centuries old park in centre of town. Beautiful for walking around. Lovely gardens with lots of people taking advantage of it.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Glenys30
Reviewed yesterday

Large open green area in the heart of the city. Entertainers, crafts, music - something always going on.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Pat D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful park, beware of the squirrels though, they are not afraid and will jump on you, as they want food and clearly people feed them.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank WitchyYork
Reviewed 3 days ago

This common was created in pilgrim days and has been used continuously for centuries. It is an open green space used by Bostonians for many public purposes. Walking paths, green lawns and great for people watching

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Carol839
Reviewed 3 days ago

Boston Common's was nice to begin our Freedom Trail walk and certainly a beautiful park. We took in the sites of the monument, the water and of course those frogs. My husband and I are in our 50's and certainly no strangers to the ways...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BrendaE647
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Must do when in Boston. Sit and relax, Jog the park, or just people watch. In the middle of Boston so easy access to the park.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jesfire415
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It was a perfect start to a great day! We began our freedom walk tour here. Of you’re up for it do the self guided tour. You will see so much more and it’s entirely at your own pace. Also, as you proceed you will...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank hashrocket
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walked around on a beautiful Fall day. Not too crowded around 1pm on Tuesday afternoon. Unfortunately did see people using drugs by one of the War memorials inside the park. State House is beautiful, Frog pond was drained, food carts awful.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Diane B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Walked around Boston Common plenty of things to see and so many squirrels running around, apparently the more squirrels the harsher the winter

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Aileen R
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had some time on our hands during a recent visit to Boston and decided to spend a little of it and enjoy the fresh air at Boston Common. Quite a few things to see, do, taste, etc. I'll while enjoying the outdoors.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank ChaseyK
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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
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Lake L
14 November 2017|
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Response from Lake L | Reviewed this property |
Thanks for the info from all of you. Good arguments, I agree, pot smell varies with the type. Not legal here but the kid next store sure likes his skunk weed. I only smelled this near that little visitor's center near... More
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I've only been there during the day and have not seen mosquitos.
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I would say back Bay Area
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