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Boston Public Garden

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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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Beautiful walk

Beautiful even covered in snow, was so peaceful to walk through the park and take everything in, so convenient to everything we were dong.

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Dallas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful even covered in snow, was so peaceful to walk through the park and take everything in, so convenient to everything we were dong.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Always enjoying the park. Good to chill out. Many people, creatives and artists to watch. Could take small swan boat!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there on Spring Break which happened to coincide with a Nor'easter. It was so cold and it snowed so much they even closed the ice skating rink. I can totally see how beautiful this park this would be in the other seasons. Take a pic with the Ducklings!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Since it is centrally located in this very walkable city, it would be senseless to miss. Ride a swan-boat in season, or visit the ducklings sculptures with a toddler, bring a sandwich to a bench, or just cut through it paying attention to the monuments and you will see why Boston is a great Victorian city.The red brick buildings are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely park, especially in the fall with the colors. So vivid! I enjoyed a cup of coffee mid-day and wrote some of my blog...not a person bothered me. Wonderful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had visited just before Christmas so it was beautifully lit up. A walk at night is a must. Serene & calm!!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Working in Boston for a number of years, I use to get my lunch to go and sit at one of the park benches, eat and watch the ducks, and the paddle boats on the pond.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

i went for the Good Will Hunting bench, but ended up sticking around for a bout 2 hrs just enjoying the beauty of the park, it was gorgeous even covered in snow! can't wait to come back when it's lush and green!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Fauna and Flora in this place are formidable. I felt as one with nature. Im thinking of going back when the time is right to enjoy more of this grandiose place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a great walk! the winter is a great time to appreciate the tree structure without the leaves. its also a nice quiet time to be in the city.

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Staying in Downtown

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Downtown
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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