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- 98%Local Culture
- 96%Family Travelers
- 91%History Buffs
- 86%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 75%Budget Travelers
- 67%Art & Design Lovers
Member Reviews (76)
- Boston CommonCommunity ManagerMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesBackpackers+ 4Sep 19, 2013
It was a hot day and I found myself in Boston Common. Kids were playing in the nearby playground and outdoor fountain, and the financial district sat waiting for me ahead. A musician was performing several feet away, serving as a wonderful soundtrack to my afternoon. It was then that I fell asleep on the grass and woke up with ants in my pants.
Boston Common, formed in 1634, is the oldest city park in America. It has a rich history, making it something of the heart of Boston.
- Boston CommonMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Sep 13, 2013
Best spot to relax in Boston! The park is a sanctuary and absolutely beautiful in the summer. It's sizable with plenty of places to picnic, have some casual fun with the family, and read. Entertainment, shopping and good food are just minutes away with the theater district, North End, Chinatown. Shakespear on the Commons (free) during the summer days is a production worth seeing.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- Boston CommonMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 6Feb 16, 2014
It's not New York City's Central Park, but it's a good place to go for a walk or run during late spring or early fall.
- Boston CommonMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureOutdoor Enthusiasts+ 7Sep 25, 2013
When in Boston and you want to relax on a nice day maybe take a nap or have a snack… perhaps get a jog or walk in… where can you go? Seriously there isn’t much in this urban jungle that will free you up for these activities except for the Common. They have all kinds of great stuff here.
Fountains, play grounds, pond, what more do you want in a giant park… ohhh yeah benches, wild life (squirrels, winged creatures, and other furry fiends looking to steal your lunch!), food trucks, ice cream carts… basically something for everyone just about. Hell they even have swag vendors… In fact I am not sure what they don’t have here… it may be a shorter list, and I only went through half this place.
Pro Tip: The Freedom Trail starts here!
This is a great place to stop and rest or play in the grass too. Just be careful that a dog lover didn’t leave a landmine where you plan to sit, lay, or play… but there is a lot of open space here. Its like most major cities parks. They have a hill or raised ground within it and something for just about everyone to enjoy.
Pro Tip #2: Pick up your trash litterbug!
I just know that my time while in this park with the munchkin was time very well spent and greatly enjoyed by us both as we had a snack, took some pics, watched some animules and winged rodents, played in the park, and strolled around aimlessly for a bit… I hope you enjoy it as well!
- Boston CommonOct 21, 2013
In the winter, the Commons has a good-size ice skating rink that lets you skate in the heart of the city while looking at all the buildings lit up around you. In the summer, you can lie out on a blanket and people watch after a day's worth of shopping on Newbury. There are always a ton of musicians/alternative acts that use the Commons as a personal stage, and you can jump in on a Frisbee or baseball game with the throngs of Emerson kids who think of the park as their quad.
- Boston CommonOct 20, 2013
A walk through Boston Common is a must-do while in Boston. The Common (note: not Commons) is a large park in the middle of downtown, and it's close to a lot of main attractions like the State House, Newbury Street, the Prudential Center, the Freedom Trail, Public Garden, Charles St. in Beacon Hill, Faneuil Hall and the North End. In the winter, you can go ice skating or just people watch with a hot chocolate in hand. In the summer, you'll find sunbathers stretched out on blankets and children throwing Frisbees around. Overall, it's a great place to wander through and take in the local sights and sounds!
- Boston CommonMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureFoodies+ 2Jul 05, 2012
Not as well known as Central Park, for obvious reasons, I would rate Boston Common very high as far as city parks go. It's a nice place to relax in the middle of the day to get away from the noise of the city.
Best season to experience Boston Common, in my opinion is the fall. The foilage against the ponds with the city in the background makes for very nice looking photos.
- Boston CommonMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Dec 31, 2013
This is a beautiful, peaceful place in the middle of the city. In the summer, you can't beat walking through the gardens and in winter there is a popular skating rink.