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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.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“swan boats” (1,253 reviews)
“beautiful park” (391 reviews)
“duck statues” (72 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
Beacon Hill
+1 617-723-8144
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Reviewed today via mobile

Walked around after eating a Cheers, which is right across the street. You can ride the Swan Boat ride here. Also a nice bridge makes for great photo ops.

Thank Plants4Me
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Loved this park! So relaxing after a walk in the downtown center! Anyone who visits Boston for the first time should definitely take a stroll at the Public Garden!

Thank Dominique A
Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful park with a lot of activities or places to relaxing, enjoy and taking lunch breaks. Good for walking around the park with the good view and a lot of flowers and trees around.

Thank 587summer
Reviewed yesterday

Great for leisure time. You can get a blanket and lay all day in the garden if you want. Squirrels running around you, or sit on a bench and enjoy the water while eating ice cream. Great flower arrangement every year around George Washington monument.

Thank Annie A
Reviewed yesterday

Every tourist should take a stroll to the Public Garden when visiting Boston, especially in the summer months. Beautiful flowers line the pathways, mature trees provide shade, and the historic Swan Boats are always ready to take you for a little ride around the pond....More

Thank Lorraine N
Reviewed yesterday

Walked through with my husband, and even in the cool temps and the rain it was beautiful. I loved the ducks!

Thank Kristina S
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited the Garden on three consecutive days in June 2017, once on a walk home from the theatre district to Cambridge, and then on the two following days for a break during meandering bike rides around the city. I wound up in the northeast...More

Thank GaryMacI
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This large public park is across the street from the Boston Commons and was constructed around a large pond with motorized swan ornamented boats carrying visitors around the pond. There are abundant benches but it is my impression that few people walk on the grass...More

Thank H S G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Can't tell you how many laps around the park my wife and I have done over the years. Love walking through every time we visit town

Thank Q2968SQjamied
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to stop by. The grounds are well manicured and look great. The duck boat tour is a must. It is a little cheesy, but for a couple of dollars it was fun. The park not so large that you cannot walk through all...More

Thank John W
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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Katy S
Is there a playground in the park for kids?
5 May 2017|
Response from Neta_Avivi | Reviewed this property |
Yes. There is.
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Terri L
Going to Boston for business and will only be able to site see in the evening. Is the park well lit and safe at night?
19 October 2016|
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Response from Enamul13 | Reviewed this property |
Oh yeah it's safe
If I had to spend just a day and a night in Boston (most likely a weekend), what places would be recommended? Am traveling with parents and a 2.5 yr old boy.
2 June 2015|
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Response from bsolo73 | Reviewed this property |
I would recommend getting to the North End for lunch or dinner. I would also head to the waterfront downtown, and the Rose Kennedy Greenway. It has a carousel and some cool fountains for the 2yo, and takes you past the... More