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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
139 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02111-1318
+1 617-635-4505
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Boston Common is a calming oasis in the middle of downtown Boston. We were here for Christmas and it was beautifully lit with Christmas lights and had an ice rink in the middle. The statue “Make Way for Ducklings” is here too and we’re cutely...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mallafri
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I’m sort of a sucker for green space in the middle of a city (think Central Park), so Boston Common is right up my alley. When in Boston, I recommend checking it out.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank slaterinde
Reviewed 6 days ago

Easy to get to from all points in Boston for visitors. The State House is at the top of the hill, some lovely monuments in both areas, plenty of rest stops & dining options surrounding the Common. A bit cold right now but once Spring...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank jaygee43Cambridge
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I went to the Boston Common after a great lunch and sat down an was able to enjoy the scenic views. There were many people there but I still felt like I was by myself. I enjoy walking through this park as well.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank beccie7482
Reviewed 1 week ago

The city of Boston obviously takes care of its famous "Common". They'd recently laid new turf on large areas before our visit, and the shrubs and bushes are well trimmed and healthy. There are many statues and monuments dotted about, and the central pond area...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Craig H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is also the starting point for the Freedom Trail The common has over A thousand types of plants and trees and then there’s the squirrels who are very sociable. In warmer weather the common is a good place to sit and take in the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Rhoose
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The trees have different colors of lights, The ice skating rink is decorated and they play holiday music. Beautiful to take a stroll.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Adrianared
Reviewed 1 week ago

Absolutely loved the whole city of Boston but one of our favourite places was the common. You can get pretty much anywhere from it, there are some lovely things to see and we were fortunate enough to be there when it was all lit up...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Bonzo321
Reviewed 1 week ago

It felt like being in the country and not downtown city. What a pleasant time to stroll and reflect while enjoying the trees and squirrels playing.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank TomandMaryAnn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’ve been there in the winter and clearly not before it snow but it must look amazing ! The vibe of this place is amazing with this big green place between all those building ! Feel connected with nature for a Moment !

Date of experience: December 2018
2  Thank steveaA7892ZM
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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 Canesbiggdogg | Reviewed this property |
I've only been there during the day and have not seen mosquitos.
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