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Boston Public Garden, Boston

4.8
#1 of 561 in Parks in Massachusetts
Must see · Garden · Park
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. Add Boston Public Garden to your Boston travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Boston online travel route builder.
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  • Great time. My family visited from Michigan. They always want a lap around the commons. We had a great time.  more »
  • What an absolute BLAST we had here in the snow!! Lots of people out enjoying the day and night! Snowden/snowball fights.... running around with the kids  more »
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  • Wow so pretty! Lots of people on a nice day but not loud or noisy at all. Very peaceful romantic and well kept. Could easily calm the mind here which is unique in the heart of the city! Great place to wander around solo
  • Beautiful. Amazing that this is in the middle of a bustling metro area. Staff told me this was started in 1942 as part of the Victory Garden Movement. There is a waiting list. You have to be a city resident. Cost is very reasonable. Plot is decent sized. Water hookups to each plot.

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