Trip Planner:   USA  /  Massachusetts  /  Boston  /  Parks  /  Boston Common
Boston Common, Boston
(4.5/5 based on 4,400+ reviews on the web)
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.
Create a full Boston itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Boston

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Boston by other users

2 days in Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Washington DC, New York City & Boston BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: September, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 1 day in Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Massachusetts BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, popular PREFERENCES: March, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in New England BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Rhode Island & Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 5 days in Boston BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Stayed into the night to see all of the christmas lights, loved seeing the state house all illuminated in the backdrop. Beautiful!! 
  • the classical style Temple is a summary, green, nuovisismi buildings and classical art. a mix really well done
    View original
  • This park is by far my favorite in Boston. It is located close to downtown bustle but feels like a place on its own. I went in the winter, and it was beautiful. There was an ice skating rink (extra fe...  more »
Google
  • 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