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Boston Public Garden, Boston
(4.8/5 based on 6,000+ reviews on the web)
A meticulously maintained park in the middle of the city, Boston Public Garden features swan-ornamented pedal boats and the world's shortest suspension bridge. The park, America's oldest public garden (established in 1837 by philanthropist Horace Gray), showcases permanent plantings that include roses, bulbs, and shrubs. As you stroll through the 10 hectare (24 acre) garden, notice the weeping willows, elms, horse chestnuts, dawn redwoods, and ginkgo trees lining the main pathways. Before you leave, stop by the equestrian statue of George Washington, a popular photo op near the west exit of the park. Just to the north of the garden, you can also visit the "Cheers" bar, made famous by the 1980s television sitcom. Put Boston Public Garden at the forefront of your travel plans using our Boston itinerary maker.
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  • Great to walk through and enjoy a beautifully manicured park in the middle of Boston. Great for people watching or walking through on the way to somewhere else. 
  • This is a beautiful park! It's big and really open. Right in the middle of the city. I went in the fall and wow all the trees were different colors. It's free! You can walk around or have a picnic her...  more »
  • This Park is beautiful... very beautiful Lake, many colors, tall trees... A happiness of landing to read a book or a walk! A lot of squirrels, sometimes music, couples who come there to make their wedding pictures, this is my favorite place in Boston!
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  • A very tranquil get away from the city. The variety of plants, I do not know how to appreciate, but for the green thumbs, you may find exotic and foreign plants from around the world. A few ponds if you walk around, and good trails to walk along. Pet friendly.
  • Another great open garden space, right next to the Boston Commons. You will enjoy this place if you're a solo traveller, or spending time with a loved one or going for a picnic with your kids. There's always something interesting going on at the gardens. The weekend I was there, a local Acapella group was giving an impromptu performance.
  • One of my favorite places to pass through when I'm in the city. No matter what season it is its always picturesque. If you like people watching this is a great spot.
  • I spent a few hours walking around here for an Ingress (Mobile GPS game) event. The scenery was great and many people were playing live music and that just added to the atmosphere. There were many many squirrels!
  • A beautiful area to walk and enjoy a sunny day. It's one of those destinations you have to see if you are visiting Boston. You can take really nice photos around here and the area is kept pretty clean. There is a boat ride in the center of the garden.