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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” (1,395 reviews)
“beautiful park” (464 reviews)
“duck statues” (86 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

Boston has a Public Garden and also another park right beside it called Boston Common. Not as impressive as Central Park in New York but nonetheless a couple of great open spaces in a busy city. There are of course walkways throughout the gardens and...More

Thank Don B
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful calm green space in the centre of the bustling city. We enjoyed lots of walks here. The play park was great. The Christmas lights and tree were spectacular - really special!

Thank toddletravel
Reviewed 3 days ago

In the spring the gardens are breathtaking. The grounds are cleaned up, the tulips are in bloom and the cherry trees are also. This is also when the swan boats are in the water. If you have the time to walk through the park, there...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 3 days ago

This place is a winner. It’s a beautiful and safe park to stroll through. A true gem for the city! On a side note, it’s loaded with large squirrels that are almost the size of a small dog and are not afraid of humans.

Thank myylwlab
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited the Public Garden the day after the first snow. The park was beautiful covered in the fresh blanket of white. The ducks all have little knit hats on. Fun time of year to walk around.

Thank 4willtravel
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

On the snowy Saturday of 12/18, we took a stroll through. The ducks had knitted caps on!! And the views were breathtaking and whimsical. Couldn’t have asked for anything more magical.

Thank zzznorlax
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice gardens to walk through and you have to see the duck statues which are a tourist attraction. We went in November and the gardens were still worth a visit.

Thank Eastender6410
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The park is beautiful in the fall! A lovely place to stroll in the middle of the city. The squirrels are so friendly, too!

Thank alexandradye
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well landscaped with public gardens and famous swan boat rides in the summer that have been operated by the same family for generations are just a part of the charm of this lovely city park. And, in the fall, the holiday lights, vibrant colors of...More

Thank PeacefulSoul2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked through Public Garden. The flowers are beautiful in the spring. The swan boats are a great for the kid in all of us and leave lasting memories. Feed the squirrels, visit with the ducks from Make Room for Ducklings Great way to spend a...More

Thank amstre1952
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.