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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 good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swan boats” (1,403 reviews)
“beautiful park” (467 reviews)
“duck statues” (87 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Beacon Hill
+1 617-723-8144
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Reviewed 2 days ago

A wonderful place to stroll and enjoy the sights of Boston. When we visited the snow was on the ground and skaters out and about. Not far to walk and close to cafes and restaurants. The famous Mother Duck and Ducklings a must see and...More

Thank Edward F
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Such a cute park in the middle of city to cut through on your way to and from other Boston attractions. Loved the winter hats on the ducks!

Thank Abby S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Just visit it whenever you can, it’s simply lovely 365 ..... beautiful views, great gardens, lovely location

Thank Martin D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the book Make way for ducklings as a young child so it was wonderful to see this . The park was very busy but people were very nice.

Thank pkgosse1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Common is great however it can get very very busy especially when it is not under 6 feet of snow.

Thank Jean-Luc B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This public garden is so beautiful! The swans are majestic, the squirrels are friendly and it is so clean! The trees and fountains are wonderful, you must visit this garden in Boston!

Thank Madeline S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whether it's to enjoy a beautiful day, ride the swan boats, take in a nice walk, or visit the ducklings, no one should visit Boston without stopping here.

Thank Kristi D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful park! The pond was frozen over when we went and it was just magical. Very clean and well presented park. A must visit

Thank Katie N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited this park when it was snowing and it looked really beautiful the lake was frozen and there were fairy lights in the trees at the entrance. The famous duck and her duckings had woolly hats on which was a really nice touch.

Thank Cathy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

If your tired of walking the streets of Boston, the hustle & bustle and shopping even?? Then head for the park & adjoining Common, its not far from downtown or just a quick short walk away from the start of the Freedom tail at the...More

Thank MistaGee
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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7 October 2017|
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Response from drarthurbloom | Reviewed this property |
But NOT on the Gardens themselves
Randy A
12 September 2017|
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.
Steve H
7 September 2017|
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Response from W B | Reviewed this property |
It is in the middle of the City so I imagine you might be able to find a lot not too far away, but I can't say for sure.