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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.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Boston
69 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-3422
+1 617-723-8144
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Reviewed today

I love to go to the Boston Public Garden to sit and contemplate. It is a wonderful place to see the changing of the seasons. I don't know witch of the four is more beautiful

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is adjacent to the Boston Common, and is a great place to take a stroll. You get to see the ducklings and the lake where the Swans are seen in the summer. The paths are kept clear of snow and the area is well...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This is a great park to visit. You may choose to do a pic nic lunch or dine in any of the casual to fine dine places along the perimeter. The upper park has the "Frog Pond" for the adults & kids. In the winter...More

Thank Keith M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a beautiful park to stroll through during the fall. The colors of the leaves were vibrant and the atmosphere was peaceful. Tourists do line up to take pictures of the ducks, but they're so cute how can you resist?

Thank aud322
Reviewed 5 days ago

Being from Australia, I know very little about squirrels and nothing about 'Make Way for the Ducks' statues. Garden is a peaceful, tranquil part of this busy city.

Thank Ken2234
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great park to just hang out and have a leisurely picnic, a walk about or check out the interesting points of interest like the statues, ponds or the make way for ducklings statue. We took a nice stroll around the park and got in some...More

Thank MirandaV73
Reviewed 5 days ago

A nice large public space. Well maintained and kept clean. The one thing about Boston is the cleanliness of the entire city, streets, subway system all very well maintained and clean. People were also very friendly.

Thank u0050565
Reviewed 5 days ago

You don't have to pay to visit sites like these. Very pleasant & a civilized way to visit the city. Easy to get to by bus (all day pass $2.50)

Thank LoveToTravelSamson
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This park is the jewel of Boston. It is beautiful any time of year. That trees and plantings are always perfectly maintained. There are plenty of paths and benches to sit on and enjoy the views. There are many monuments and fountains. These include a...More

Thank D0nLC
Reviewed 6 days ago

I prefer the Public Garden to the Boston Common - such beautiful plants, lovely pond and great location.

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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
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Response from Caroline G | Reviewed this property |
No they are not
27 August 2018|
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Response from debra k | Reviewed this property |
Use the "T" Boston's subway transit system. Maps of the system are available in hotels, etc. The "T" is very user friendly.
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Response from craig s | Reviewed this property |
I think we spent about $20 for a family of 6. Terrific way to see the park and some of the turtles!