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Boston Public Garden

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As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 8 other guides
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Address: 69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108
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+1 617-723-8144
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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This Frederick Law Olmsted-designed park, famous for its Swan Boats, has...

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.

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We wandered through the gardens by way of walking to the Museum of Fine Arts, it is a great forum for unique art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We wandered through the gardens by way of walking to the Museum of Fine Arts, it is a great forum for unique art.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A great p,ace anytime of the year. Unusual trees galore and beautiful gardens. Lots of friendly squirrels including an albino resident. Lovely fountains and ponds. Nice walking trail and monuments.

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I could walk threw this garden on a warm summer day everyday. I am sure that the colors of fall are awesome

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Peaceful while surrounded by hi beautiful buildings including the Taj/Ritz hotel and the Cheers bar. The duck pond and winding paths are perfect for kids and oldsters alike. Relaxing, iconic, a gem.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited in January, and the Christmas lights were still up. This is a nice place to walk or just sit and watch people. Although it was pretty cold when we were there, so we didn't linger a lot!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I came in winter and it was cold to walk around to much but here was so lovely especially squirrel😍😍😍

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I lived here for many years and I love it. It is very beautiful, a fun trip with your family..the swans and flowers are lovely.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful place to go for a stroll. Lovely plants, monuments and fountains fill this park which is located in the heart of downtown. Great place to walk through with ice cream or a beverage during the summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

No matter what time of the year it is or even time of the day for that matter, a stroll through the enchanting Public Garden is a must! These manicured gardens and lovely landscaped grounds take you back to a romantic bygone era. Truly the jewel of Boston! In warmer climates, take the swan boat ride and in winter enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite parks in the country. The Flowers are absolutely beautiful in the summer. don't forget to take a ride on the Duck boat.

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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 your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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