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Boston Common, Boston

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The country's oldest city park, Boston Common dates back to the 1630s. Consisting of 20 hectares (50 acres), the common is part of an extensive chain of parks linked by parkways and waterways. It's named the "Emerald Necklace" because of the way it appears to hang from the "neck" of the Boston peninsula. Pick up a map at the on-site information kiosk to locate notable burial sites within the park, including the graves of painter Gilbert Stuart, composer William Billings, and poet Samuel Sprague. To see the first subway station in America, visit the southern corner of the park. See Boston Common and all Boston has to offer by arranging your trip with our Boston vacation route planner.
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  • We saw some Shakespeare in the park and the fattest little squirrels alive! Many statues of people we wish we had met and, of cours, across from the Bull and Finch! 
  • Boston é toda histórica. E vale seguir a trilha histórica que passa pelo Boston Common. E depois voltar e sentar e apreciar a natureza, o lago que no inverno vira pista de patinação. 
  • Como fica no centro da cidade, o Boston Common é visitado por milhares de pessoas diariamente, não só turistas, muito moradores usam o parque para caminhar, correr, conversar com os amigos. É o ponto ...  more »
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  • This is where you start the freedom trail. Be aware that the guide books at the info center are 7$ and up. They do help provide needed insight to what you are looking at along the trail. Very cool looking place
  • This place is very calming. It has beautiful trees, a pond with ducks and lots of squirrels running around. A perfect spot for a relaxing lunch date with my son.
  • Very nice place. Great for turists.. mainly the red way is going through the city and show you the best places necessary to see. !!!! Very tourist friendly. Cool
  • Since we live near by, The Boston Common is where I walk our dog, so I spend a lot of time there. This is the oldest park in the country and it is still vibrant and very lovely. It's an evolving kaleidoscope of activities, with something for everyone... from the dog parks, to the Frog Pond, to the many festivals, statues, fountains, and much more.
  • Awesome part of Boston. In the shadow of the state building and surrounded by history and skyscrapers its a perfect place to spend a whole day. Food vendors and activities in the summer. Lots of pokestops and rares. Lots of room to run around. Lots of great bars around it as well