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Boston Public Garden

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Beacon Hill
As featured in 3 Days in Boston and 8 other guides
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Address: 69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
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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 place to grab a seat and rest

The Boston Public Garden was a great place to grab a seat and take a break from touring. There were plenty of benches and paths through the gardens are paved and wide enough to... read more

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Frankfort, IL
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The Boston Public Garden was a great place to grab a seat and take a break from touring. There were plenty of benches and paths through the gardens are paved and wide enough to allow minimal problems. The Public Garden are also home to the famous Swan Boats.

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New York
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We were there on 4/20 so a lot of college kids smoking weed! Nice parks well kept good place to visit on a nice day.

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On a rainy afternoon, this was a perfect stop to catch the park in its magnificence. As I wandered to take it in, I noticed the ducks have cute little bonnets likely for Easter and I loved it! I wonder if they do these for each holiday? Enjoy!

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A favorite childhood book we took the nostalgic duck boat trip. The brief 10 minute ride met all "duck-boat trip expectations".

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That's a very nice place to visit on hot and sunny days! Great place to see the city and to walk! Avoid if it's raining!

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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Lovely walk, near Northeastern University, Fine Arts Museum, Boston Public Library. All easily accessible by foot or the "T" (subway). Leave the car at home. Mass transit in Boston is excellent. Picture taken in the park - Nancy Schon's sculpture based on Robert McCloskey's book Make Way for Ducklings. Still wearing their Easter Bonnets! Fun

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Boston Public Garden is right in the middle of the city so everyone sees it when walking about town. It is a nice, open space, great to sit around and relax when there is good weather. Not particularly ornate, just a nice, open space.

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Its a very nice park with great spots to relax and also some good places to take nice pictures. Nice break from a busy city.

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Orange, California
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Even with rain and snow the park was beautiful and peaceful. Loved strolling and passing time on a bench.

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Small park, but enjoyable to stroll though. A ride on the swan boat seemed reasonably priced & fun for kids.

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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 path. Make sure to meander down Charles street to poke into boutiques and antique shops, cafes, and restaurants on this quaint shopping street. Don’t forget to catch a glimpse up close of the State House with its beautiful and iconic dome.
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