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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 02108-3422
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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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I will was very relaxing. We went in January so it was very cold and couldn't enjoy it at we wanted. However, we enjoyed it.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

So it was winter and nothing was in bloom so it's hard for me to really rate this, but it was still a nice peaceful walk throughout the park. When we come back in may I most definitely be back!

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I will was very relaxing. We went in January so it was very cold and couldn't enjoy it at we wanted. However, we enjoyed it.

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Badung, Bali, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great time with the family. Good place for running, jogging, and walking. Easy access for strollers, wide open space for the kids to run around. We were there around Christmas so they were rides, park shows, and of course the lights after sunset. It felt pretty safe in the evening.

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Duxbury, MA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautiful part of the city to enjoy and explore. Love the ducklings, especially with their knitted caps & scarfs for winter.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice park, well maintained in the heart of city. A good place for every age group and don't miss to enjoy swan boats when you are there.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Boston's Public Garden was a neat place to walk around. The iconic statues accompanied with the large green spaces make this a great place to spend some time on a sunny afternoon.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

i adore this park , we were walking through it last february when it had been snowing and it was such a beautiful park . Id love to take a walk through it in the summer just to see the colourful displays of all the different flowers .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Not being a "Garden" guy, we didn't go there on purpose. However, we passed through on the way to the Cheers Bar. This is one of the most beautiful, serene, and well maintained inter-city green spaces I've ever seen! It is one of the tour bus stops! If you go by there, visit! You may even want to go on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went in December/January and walked through it on our way to the Common a few times. Squirrels were out and about and SUPER friendly, we watched a group of senior citizens feed them for probably 20 minutes. It was a little brisk outside but still pretty, and we found the bench from Goodwill Hunting that Robin Williams and Matt... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice garden to walk through. When I was there, half the ponds were frozen over and the area was covered in snow. It really looked pretty. Quite a few lights in the trees - not sure if they were left over from Christmas or are there year round? There are a couple of statues, including the huge statue of George... More 

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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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