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Boston Common

Tremont Street and Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
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  • Boston CommonPro 2014
    Hanae
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    5 Jul 11, 2014

    My favorite park!!!! Best to go when you have some time to relax on a nice day. Heard it was one of the oldest park in the US.

    Gorgeous trees and lots of tulips.

    Squirrels are everywhere and we saw a swan sitting on her nest.

    Make sure to stop by the thinking cup coffee shop (stumpton coffee) before hand. There's also a really cool outdoor bookstore near the park. Oh, and a gorgeous cemetery near the bookstore.

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  • Boston CommonPro 2014
    Sharon "Bubz" Z
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    5 Apr 11, 2014

    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.

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  • Boston Common
    Liz F
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    5 Aug 17, 2014

    One of the pretty parks downtown. Good for wandering around in the daylight. Less great at night.

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  • Boston CommonPro 2014
    Schel @schel74
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    4 Jul 14, 2014

    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!

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  • Boston CommonAmbassadorPro 2014
    Katie Pierce
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    4 Apr 16, 2014

    Not as nice as the public gardens but a lot nicer than walking on the concrete sidewalks! Plus in the winter there's an ice skating rink that's always busy!

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    Meg Ryan
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    4 May 27, 2014
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  • Boston CommonCommunity ManagerAmbassadorPro 2014
    Keane
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    5 Jul 10, 2014

    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.

    Good times!

    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.

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    jennifer ouellette
    5 Jun 25, 2014

    Boston common great place to see a lot of people quiet beautiful park to go sit in and relax on a beautiful evening

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  • Boston CommonPro 2014
    Lauren Baker
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    5 May 25, 2014

    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.

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    Jenny Weiss
    4 May 25, 2014

    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!

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  • Boston CommonAmbassadorPro 2014
    Scott Hampton (@danielodyssey1)
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    3 Feb 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.

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    Erin K
    5 Oct 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.

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  • Boston Common
    Laura Mahoney
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    5 Mar 18, 2014

    Right in downtown Boston, very magical in the fall especially around the time of the Pumpkin festival. Boston is a city you really only want to be in during certain weather seasons (IE not the winter) but late spring & early fall is wonderful.

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    Kae Lani Kennedy
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    5 Aug 30, 2012

    With lush grass stretching as far as the eye can see, the Boston Commons offers city-goers with the opportunity to enjoy a bit of greenery and nature in an urban setting. It’s also a very popular place to have wedding and engagement photos. Every visit I made to the Boston Commons, there were at least 2 to 5 wedding parties present. And deservedly so! The Boston Commons is the perfect setting for any photo, event and picnic!

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    5 Jan 17, 2014

    Just love this place. Americas oldest public park

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    5 Aug 22, 2013

    o i do like the swans...

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    5 Aug 01, 2012

    I love this park. Regardless of the season, this is one of the most beautiful parks to wander in. After a new snowfall, the park turns into a quiet and beautiful winter wonderland. In the spring, summer, and fall, it's full of people and often musicians. The fall colors are amazing.

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    5 Jul 20, 2011
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    4 Nov 12, 2013

    Boston Common use to be the Boston Stock Yards; Now is a giant park in the middle of the downtown Boston with great views.

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    4 May 06, 2011
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Description

Boston Common is a fifty-acre park in the cultural center of Boston. It is the oldest city park in the United States, dating back to 1634. The park is a popular destination among sunbathers and exercisers, whose numbers swell in the summer months. The park is the starting point of the Freedom Trail, a 2.5 mile walk leading past sixteen historic landmarks. Located close to Boston Harbor, a bustling restaurant district and multiple colleges, the Common remains the beating heart of the city.

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