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Boston Common, Boston

Categories: Nature & Parks
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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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  • This large park, symbol of Boston is under the golden dome of Becon Hill, between temples, ponds and refreshment points is a nice green lung of the city that represents the meeting point for locals and tourists. The only drawback, at night, the presence of many homeless in central parts of the Park
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  • Such a beautiful park! Very clean and, since we visiited at the beginning of Autumn, the leaves were all just beginning to change which was beautfiul! A great place to walk and relax in the midst of y...  read more »
  • This was a great place to stroll through to get to another side of Boston. Great niches and some spectacular art Frog pond neat 
  • Walked around the park on a beautiful Thursday evening! It was absolutely gorgeous! We learned it was the first public park in the country and the early settlers used to graze cattle here. The view of the city and the the statues were quite lovely. I really enjoyed our quick walk here after which we randomly stumbled upon the original Cheers bar and restaurant.
  • 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
  • Came here for Christmas vacation and where to start, I'm not a fan of the cold, but this place made it worthy! I spent a little time everyday walking through this park as I have always wanted to go. I ended up choosing a hotel just down the road. We watch the fireworks from here on new year's and it was the best display I have seen. This is also the start of the freedom trail Whick everyone should complete if ever in Boston! So much history it's outstanding!
  • Nice place to walk around and catch vulpixes in pokemon go. Always a lot of people here. Theatre is nearby and it is a historical area too if you are into that. It is minutes away from Newbury so you will find something to do
  • Excellent venue for outdoor plays, performances, concerts, walks, playground, and turtle pond. Turtle Pond for cooling in the water during Summer or ice skating during Winter. Nearby are the Public Gardens for stopping to smell the flowers.
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