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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
Phone Number: +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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Cozy place in the midst Boston

I went to Boston for the first time in October 2016 and walked through the park several times because of the location of my hotel. Really cozy atmosphere and nice to sit there and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I went to Boston for the first time in October 2016 and walked through the park several times because of the location of my hotel. Really cozy atmosphere and nice to sit there and relax. If you are in Boston, make sure you dont miss this.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was my second time to the public garden. My first time was in the summer. It is so beautiful and clean. There were polite performers while visiting the garden.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A beautifully maintained green space with historical statuary and preserved botanical beauty. A fabulous place to go for an early morning run or an afternoon rest on a park bench to people watch for a bit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This beautiful park in the heart of Boston is the perfect place for an easy stroll, or quiet reflection near the water's edge. The fall colors offer a relaxing respite from the hustle of life. It's full of families, couples young and old, and the Boston traveler soaking everything in....don't miss this special place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My favorite fact I learned about Boston is the book Make Way for the Ducklings, is based on a true event that happened near Boston Public Gardens! And the book is the official book of the state of Massachusetts. They statue of the Ducklings is a must see in Boston Public Gardens! Adorable!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice park hard to beat a park. Considering we did not get stabbed I'd say it was very nice. Being a great day alos helped.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful spot for a walk or to sit and watch the birds on the pond. Don't miss this if your planning a trip to boston

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Took a walk in early evening. Great place to get the "feel of Boston". Lots of people out just enjoying themselves and the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great place to get xmas spirit.the decorations are wonderful and the xmas spirit can not be avoided.take public transportation.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A perfect place for a gentle walk. Look out for the secret treasures around the park. A nice place to walk alone or with others. Small kids just fine to wander around and the ducks in the pond and bridge are fun and scenic/meditative. Coffee and restaurants all around.

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
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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