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Boston Public Garden

69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
+1 617-723-8144
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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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  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swan boats” (1,259 reviews)
“beautiful park” (393 reviews)
“duck statues” (72 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Beacon Hill
+1 617-723-8144
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Reviewed today via mobile

Fourth generation family-owned swan boats transport you back in time when life was slower & pace more bucolic. Best $3.50 I spent in Boston! The gardens are lovely. Definitely see the ducks. Statues are also worth a read!

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It's a must to ride the Swan Boats. You won't be disappointed. Adults are just $3.50. It's a smooth ride around the lake. Saw ducks & swans. Even ducklings swimming with their momma. Fun adventure for everyone. It really is fun.

Thank Shel03
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This one is right up there with NYC's Central Park. It was simply stunning in May. Wonderful to walk, sit a spell or even just drive by.

Thank Sanibeleatsout
Reviewed yesterday

Whether listening to the history of this park and the start of this amazing city, or just strolling through this park, it is always a pleasure to visit this beautiful park and relax from the city. On warm days the park feels a few degrees...More

Thank edithrad
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Uff I enjoyed the scroll in this park. It is so well maintain. Enough space to put a blanket down and relax while you enjoy the weather and the view. Lots of sculpture to look at and take pictures. The live ducks were so lovely....More

Thank Jenny_7801
Reviewed yesterday

Take a stroll around Boston Public Garden and enjoy all there is to see. The willow trees are magnificent as are all the other trees and flowers. Look out for the duck statues and if you have little children with you they will probably want...More

1  Thank Roisin S
Reviewed yesterday

Though the surrounding areas around The Public Gardens are busy in its city life, you will find a peace here. There will be many folks walking around, you can still find yourself a quiet corner and enjoy the surroundings (pack a lunch). There is so...More

1  Thank kcchin
Reviewed 2 days ago

We enjoyed finding the "Make Way for Ducklings" statue, but if you are hoping for a picture of it without multiple children sitting on the ducks, you are better off purchasing a postcard. It was an enjoyable walk and has a great view of the...More

1  Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful park, very green, big lake. Just idyllic to wander around in the sunshine. Had a ride on a swan boat which was lovely. Surprised though that on a bright sunny day, the boats finished at 5pm ( had finished at 4pm up until only...More

1  Thank Barbara1407
Reviewed 2 days ago

A really nice place to walk. There are lots of people out enjoying the green space walking or picnicking. On Memorial Day weekend there were some nice flowers planted in some areas, grass was green and well maintained. Many of the trees are beautiful specimens...More

1  Thank Don P
Beacon Hill
Visit this historic and ritzy Boston neighborhood to
soak up its classic New England charm as you stroll
down cobblestoned, gas-lamp lined streets. Bring your
walking shoes, camera, and select a nice day to wander
through the hilly neighborhood and check out its
exclusive addresses. Louisburg Square, Mt. Vernon
street, Chestnut street and the extremely narrow and
widely photographed Acorn street make a nice walking
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Katy S
Is there a playground in the park for kids?
4 May 2017|
Response from Neta_Avivi | Reviewed this property |
‫Yes. There is.‬
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Terri L
Going to Boston for business and will only be able to site see in the evening. Is the park well lit and safe at night?
19 October 2016|
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Response from Enamul13 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yeah it's safe
If I had to spend just a day and a night in Boston (most likely a weekend), what places would be recommended? Am traveling with parents and a 2.5 yr old boy.
2 June 2015|
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Response from bsolo73 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend getting to the North End for lunch or dinner. I would also head to the waterfront downtown, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. It has a carousel and some cool fountains for the 2yo, and takes you past the... More