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Boston Common (also known as the Common) is a central public park in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. It is sometimes erroneously referred to as the Boston Commons. Dating from 1634, it is the oldest city park in the United States. The Boston Common consists of 50 acres (20 ha) of land bounded by Tremont Street (139 Tremont St.), Park Street, Beacon Street, Charles Street, and Boylston Street. The Common is part of the Emerald Necklace of parks and parkways that extend from the Common south to Franklin Park in Jamaica Plain, Roxbury, and Dorchester. A visitors' center for all of Boston is located on the Tremont Street side of the park.
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We visited the Frog Pond with my kid. She had loads of fun skating there. The 1hr support seal was good to begin with. Eventually she became more confident to do it without it. It was quite cold in the afternoon, so dress warm. It also has a Tadpole park attached with lots of swings & slides, a treat for kids. Overall, good experience!!
Boston common is one of the places everyone should visit sometime. My last trip was skating at the frog pond. My family loved it! However, I remember many a first night celebration wandering among the ice sculptures. Or just strolling through on a warm day. I highly recommend spending some time here.
Anyone that visits Boston has to go to Boston common. Nicely upkeep and even the squirrels come and eat out of your hand. It is a pleasant place on a beautiful day to walk our just sit and watch the view. It is within an easy walk and easy drive to major destinations. A wonderful wonderful city
Walk around Boston. Get to know the area on foot. We went to the Shakespeare production of Romeo and Juliet on the Common during the summer. It was terrific. Ride the swan boats in the spring. Go ice skating in the winter. Get out and enjoy.
Awesome. Very green during springtime and summer, a lot of flowers. Peacefully take some break there on weekends. During winter less attractive but still the frog pond is proposing nice ice skating rink
This is a great park for kids, family, couples and anyone looking for relaxation. The park has a laid back feel even though it's very close to downtown Boston. Plenty of hustle and bustle are happening on the streets surrounding the park; however the park itself is super peaceful.
Good quality foods and handcrafted items. Love the concept of the $25 share fish and vegetable box. Only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it is not inclusive. Prices are extremely high for someone from western MA, where many of the products originate
Something any traveler to Boston will undoubtedly experience. The park is in the middle of Boston. The beginning of the Freedom trail, the park, and the oldest graveyard that I have every experienced. Steeped in history. Five minutes or three hours would be enough to enjoy this historical standard in Boston.
Everything you could want in a park! Plenty of grassy seating areas to tan or to have a picnic in the shade. Great for morning walkers/joggers but high traffic in the afternoon and early evening would make it difficult. Tons of historic statutes surround the park. Take some time and visit this beautiful getaway in the heart of Boston.
It always nice to have some greens in the center of a busy city. Boston commons is a great place to have a morning stroll or run. I used to run around it in the morning as it has a great atmosphere. I used to live right outside the park, so it would be easy for me to go. It is also a place with many PokeStops if you do play Pokemon Go. Relax and enjoy!
Made great strides in the past 10 years since I been coming here. Cleared out a lot of trouble maker's. Police make their present known. Lots of renewal done in the Park. Looking great. A little more work with some new appropriate tree's planted along the new iron fence in the grass lane along Tremont St. In the park for shade on those hot summer days & replace the Cherry tree's by Boylston Station with the wall repaired, you would get 5 star's.
Boston Common what can I say it is an amazing park, with so much to and a giant parking garage underneath. Lots of food options nearby, movie theater right arts and entertainment district one block away. Fantastic cigar shop right there.Edgar Allen Poe statue right across the street swan boats in the Garden. It is a great place for your Boston adventure to start, end or all on its own.
What more can you ask for with a huge park, lots of space and plenty of places to sit, walk and have fun. Tons of events throughout the year. Cops are always patrolling so you can feel safe but there are plenty of spaces to feel privacy. The lawns are well taken care of, there is art, fountains, and a gazebo just to mention a few visuals. There is always tons of different types of groups of people, from rich to poor. You can stretch out and enjoy the sun or take a stroll from downtown to the gardens. The frog pond, playground, the walkways are all at your leisure and disposal. You have the freedom to skip, jump, play or sit, think and meditate. Boston Common is a great place to people watch or just focus on yourself. A place truly for everyone and anyone.
Such a great place for the kids to run around. Their playground is more for bigger kids, like 5 and up but it's surrounded by big trees which is great is the summer hear. My 2 year old had a lot of fun just running around looking at the squirrels and birds. It's a clean park, just wish there wasn't that many homeless people laying around (with their hands in their pants).
Such a gorgeous and well used park. Not only a landmark in Massachusetts but I feel locals and tourists alike adore this place. The wildlife surrounding the lake is so inviting and I appreciate how looked after the gardens are. My family live nearby and I am lucky enough to visit when I have the chance.
Beautiful park. Love the swan boats, the carousel, and the Make Way for Ducklings statue. Lots of open areas to run or have a picnic. Vendors sell bottled beverages and Italian ice! Fun place to visit. Great for families. Kid-friendly!
Absolutely beautiful park home to some swans and swan themed rides. Plenty of shaded benches to rest on after you walk one of the many paths through the common, encountering one of the many statues of historic events and individuals along the way. Perfect place to hang out and study/relax
Great park to relax in and see some history. Cross through great for navigation. Main park office there for freedom trail walk. There is plaque for the tree they say sons of liberty meet under but most famous as the puritan hanging tree.
Boston Common is a 50 acre city park that makes for a nice place to visit for those seeking open and leisure places in Boston. In addition to a pavilion, fountain, monuments, pond, kiosk and visitor centre, there is plenty of green space to be enjoyed here. Opening in 1634, this is the oldest public park in America. It is also the starting point for Boston's Freedom Trail, which takes visitors to many of the city's most important historical attractions and helps visitors build up a better understanding of early American history, particularly the events which led up to the American Revolution. Tip: We visited the Boston Common during mid-Autumn and greatly enjoyed seeing some of the trees beginning to change colours. A few bright yellows and reds made for lovely viewing. I imagine the park will be even better in early November once the rest of the leaves begin to turn. Tip: Located just west of the Boston Common, past Charles Street, is the Boston Public Garden, which is equally enjoyable to visit. This is another well landscaped area with more monuments, lovely trees and plenty of park benches for visitors to find and have a rest. For those who visit Boston and enjoy seeing city parks, it is well worth planning a bit of time here at Boston Common. For convenient stops, it makes sense to spend time here at the beginning or the end of your Freedom Trail tour depending on which direction you are going on the trail.
I love this place and make sure to visit it every time I am in Boston. It's a great place to have picnics and spend weekends with families and friends and just laying on the grass and playing some fun games. Food trucks and food stalls are available in plenty here, so one doesn't need to worry about carrying food. There are plenty of food joints across the street as well. The greenery within the park is amazing and it feels so calm and quiet here, even though it's located right in the middle of the city and along a busy road.
Park looking great. A few more big fast growing tree's need to be planted for shade. New water bubblers installed outside information center. Two dead tree's in front of information center & will be replace under warranty later this year. Police drive around to make their present well known to address any problems, so everyone can enjoy the Park safely. *** Free Wednesday night landmark Orchestra music & Friday night movie at the Hatch Shell for kids 15 minutes walk from information center on the Charles River, if weather is nice. *Reminder, No Smoking in city parks. $250 fine. Smoke on the sidewalk if you have too. Friends of the Public Gardens have a Bathroom trailer right by the parking garage on Boston Commons. Used it yesterday, clean spotless with multiple units and a sink. A homeowners dream to have their bathroom look like this. It is immaculate in there. Five star rating from me. They also have a man in the booth next door to monitor both bathrooms.
What's not to love about the Common? Wide open walkways, ice skating, ducks, swans, paddle boats, Shakespeare on the Common, the Freedom Trail--it just goes on and on. Plenty of shady spots to sit and people-watch or sunny places to relax and warm up. The parking garage underneath allows for convenient access if you are driving into the city for an event. It is well lit at night and fairly busy, keeping things safe.
Lovely Green Area for anyone who decides they need a little break from the concrete jungle. Plenty of open space & interesting things to look at, like the beautiful fountain & various statues & monuments. Also right next to the public gardens, which are well maintained & well worth a look around. The Common is a popular spot for joggers, artists, photographers, squirrels, birds & anyone else who likes to relax amongst the greenery!