Boston Public Garden, Boston

4.8
#1 of 571 in Parks in Massachusetts
Garden Park Must See
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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  • Spring is a wonderful time to visit the Public Garden as the public are there in force and the lakes, flowers, blossom trees and statues all combine to make it a wonderful place to stroll.  more »
  • Very nice Park. I liked it more than the Boston Common. Little lake. Place to run the dogs. Very busy this Sunday.
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  • Very good Park in the heart of Boston. Parking garage is very convenient and inexpensive. Park is enjoyable all year but spring, summer and fall views are great. Visit if you have time and in the area. Park here and walk to your destination. Nice exercise and get a glimpse of Boston
  • I have visited the park during winter, even tough I found it great. It is a must see if you're visiting Boston, you can find Street food and have a pleasant meal appreciating the nature around. Also it's located in the heart of the city, so you can manage to walk around different points of interest.
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