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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swan boats” (1,415 reviews)
“beautiful park” (473 reviews)
“duck statues” (86 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Beacon Hill
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The park is not big but it is very very nice! I love to walk there whether with friend or family. This park is a real pearl in the heart of Boston. And it has always something to offer any season.

Thank Игорь Б
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Reviewed yesterday

It is nice to find a park to walk and enjoy in a city. It was very clean and appeared safe; we walked there at about 6pm. Loved the bronze ducks. Nice place to take a break from quaint brick houses and modern buildings of...More

Thank Mrs W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

... and I could imagine my kids' delight if they had been with me (some years' ago, when they were actually kids!). This was close to my accommodation and I enjoyed walking in. Even better when that Chinese musician was playing in the background and...More

Thank 22Senior_travels
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Nice park — but smaller than I expected! I was a bit surprised by the number of panhandlers in and around the park. It seemed like they were everywhere! (Most of them seemed quite young.). Still, it was a nice excursion.

Thank SeeMitchellPage
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The garden is as beautiful in the spring as it is In the summer and fall. I always have an enjoyable walk. It’s a pleasure to see the Bronze representation of “Make Way for Ducklings” So much to see if it’s your first visit and...More

Thank delightedwithfood
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Lovely park, I enjoyed every minute, the swans, the squirrels, the ducks! I had lovely walks, also I enjoyed sitting on the bench and reading the donors comments.

Thank Ivette23
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We went there in May because of the cold weather, which is why we moved to FL, was just beginning to blosum. If you want to get away from the city for a couple of hours try the garden.

Thank Alan P
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Reviewed 4 days ago

No matter the time of year, you'll benefit from walking thru the Gardens. Well manicured, lots to see - from statues to swan boats - and a great break from a busy schedule.

Thank Katherine1958
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It is a nice place to walk with flowers, statues, a lake with swans, water bicycles with silhouettes of swans, we had a great time.

Thank Juanky1126
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Absolutely beautiful area with gorgeous tulips everywhere. Well manicured lawns and a breathtaking bridge over the swan filled water with all different views of the city. It’s especially pretty at sunset. It’s not so big that’s it’s overwhelming. It’s perfect.

Thank TerryEgan
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Tonifaj
7 October 2017|
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Response from drarthurbloom | Reviewed this property |
But NOT on the Gardens themselves
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Randy A
12 September 2017|
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Response from Jetset18MelM | Reviewed this property |
Yes! There are vendors within the walking paths of the park. Right across the street there are coffee shops, fast food, restaurants, pizza you can see from Boston Common. Lots of choices.
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Steve H
7 September 2017|
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Response from Dragonfly972 | Reviewed this property |
There is street parking around the perimeter of the gardens. Also, the Boston Common Garage is underground parking beneath Boston Common (right next to Boston Public Garden)
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