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Boston Common

Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-4500
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Whether it's a summer picnic in the grass or winter ice-skating on Frog Pond, Boston's oldest public park is the perfect escape from the bustle of the city.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful park” (293 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-4500
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Reviewed yesterday

There are only two things you need to know about Boston Common. First is its history, dating to 1634, as a common area for the citizens of Boston. Second is the monument to Colonel Shaw and the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, a unit composed of white...More

Thank rhawnhurster
Reviewed yesterday

Drug dealers, homeless, drug users and bums occupy this park. It's a shame that a historical site is ruined. The park is trashy and the surrounded businesses filled with scary people. Not exactly the jewel of Boston. Sorry I went.

Thank Gabby1346
Reviewed 2 days ago

Go for a walk - picnic - meet some friends - this is the heart of Boston - great view of the State House - love visiting here each time I go to Boston.

Thank travelmom2238
Reviewed 2 days ago

Boston Common is a park in the middle of Boston. You can walk through it on your way to just about everywhere. Great place to take a meal and relax while people watching. The Old Granary Cemetery is a block away with Paul Revere, Paine,...More

Thank passingonthrough
Reviewed 2 days ago

The winding paths thru this park were dictated by the cow paths when local farmers brought their cows here to graze. Tho it can be busy here (it's the beginning of the Freedom Trail), it's still worth a visit to feel the history of the...More

Thank kcchin
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful park. Everyone is just chilling. It's so clean and bright. Loved the swan boats! That's a must do

Thank Jacki T
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Don't get me wrong it's nice to walk through run around ... take your dog for a walk or partake in yoga with everyone else in Boston but it's not something that will blow your socks off

Thank vidzgandy
Reviewed 5 days ago

I ended up at the Boston Common after embarking upon a morning's stroll around the Heritage Trail. It was lunch time and filled with all sorts of people and events including the Boston Police picking up an overly exhuburant citizen. Nothing spectacular to see but...More

Thank Paul62Canberra
Reviewed 5 days ago

This has been a gathering place since the founding of the city. It is still where residents and visitors go to relax. Pick up a booklet at the Visitor’s center and follow the Freedom Trail from here. .

Thank phat_dawg_21
Reviewed 5 days ago

Boston common is a central public park in downtown of Boston. it is a land mark of Boston.common was used for grazing cows till 1830. American revolutionary force left from here for war. now common serves as a public park for all. events such as...More

Thank balasubramanian16847
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
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Could you tell me if there are mosquitos at the frog pond for movie night? Thank you
10 September 2016|
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Response from Canesbiggdogg | Reviewed this property |
I've only been there during the day and have not seen mosquitos.
What is the "hip" or trendy neighborhood in Boston? Shops, galleries, restaurants etc?
3 September 2016|
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Response from Flowertot_9 | Reviewed this property |
I would say back Bay Area
Tim D
I am interested in running tomorrow morning around the Common and the garden. I'm planning to start around 5 am. Will I have a problem with safety at that time of the morning? Thanks
19 April 2016|
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Response from Daniel H | Reviewed this property |
That area will be busy with people going to work, so it should be safe.