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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“frog pond” (349 reviews)
“beautiful park” (326 reviews)
“freedom trail” (446 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Boston, MA 02108
+1 617-635-4500
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is the park where you start the Freedom trail tour. It’s surrounded by lots of historical buildings and it’s 10 minutes away from Faneuil Hall

Thank Lin G
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great place to relax and take a break from the city. I have never see so many squirrels in one place. Nice for a morning stroll with a coffee.

Thank EastMayoAngler
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great meeting place, and a great place for setting the scene for the history of Boston. A really lovely park!

Thank platpeeps
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Love this park. We even enjoyed walking there at night. Very safe and nice. Fantastic place to stroll and enjoy the scenery.

Thank KeytonM
Reviewed 5 days ago

While in Boston we used the park as a short cut to get to other places , it is a well kept area with lots to do

Thank KEVCO36
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I'm sure the people of Boston will hate me because of the title but as a NYer it really did seem like a small version of NYC's Central Park. Very lively and beautiful. There is always something interesting going on at this park.

Thank Sergio M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We visited the park while on route to the Cheers bar. It is a nice small park with a nice bridge and pond but that's about it. It is a good place to have a picnic when its warmer and I do believe there is...More

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We sat in Boston Common one Saturday morning when in town, what a lovely place to visit, well worth it if you have the chance!!

Thank Jacmac00
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you live in Boston, then Boston Common is the largest green space near you, and I would see why you might like it. However, if you are from anywhere else (and since you're on tripadvisor, you probably are), then there is nothing about this...More

Thank Travelers314
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love downtown green spaces and Boston Common did not disappoint. Central Park NYC, the waterfront Chicago, the Islands Toronto, Mont Royal Montreal, Stanley Park Vancouver. They are all distinct and I love them all. A large green space to get away from the noise...More

Thank Tom H
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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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.
3 September 2016|
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Response from Flowertot_9 | Reviewed this property |
I would say back Bay Area