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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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Great Open Space

A great garden, nice to go for a walk. In sunny days it's also good to catch some sun baths. It's a very nice place to rest a little if your visiting.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A great garden, nice to go for a walk. In sunny days it's also good to catch some sun baths. It's a very nice place to rest a little if your visiting.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Depending on the time of year the public gardens always offers some level of entertainment. It's a great place for a picnic when the weather is nice and a winter delight when it turns cold.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

it just beautiful all year long. it takes you into downtown Boston as well as some historical parts of the downtown areas.

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Harvard, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Walking through the Public Gardens in the evening was magical. Lots of people walking and the lights were beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Boston Public Garden and Boston Commons are one of the top attractions in town. You can walk, meet people and just enjoy quit place in a middle of the city. Flowers arrangement is amazing and it changes time by time. Pond in a middle has great view from the bridge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even in the rain and cold this is a lovely place to visit and an easy way to cross part of downtown.

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Victoria, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Even in the snow blizzard the city workers had cleared the paths in the garden and uncovered the wee little ducklings. It was beautiful and i can only imagine how overly it is there in the spring and summer

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Boston Public Garden is a wonderful green resource in the heart of Boston. Beautiful plantings and lovely trees.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've lived in the Boston area for nearly 30 years, and I've travelled to many cities in Europe and the US, visiting gorgeous gardens, such as those in Paris, Athens, Berlin, London, New York, etc. The Public Garden in Boston ranks among the top five in the world, I would say, owing to the scope, variety, and arrangement of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This public garden is idyllic. It's beautifully landscaped, has a lovely pond, beautiful trees and lots of comfortable benches to sit and soak in the views. When it fully comes alive in late spring, it's just short of paradise.

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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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