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- 98%Family Travelers
- 94%Outdoor Enthusiasts
- 80%Local Culture
- 80%Budget Travelers
- 65%Green Travelers
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- Public GardenMember ofFamily TravelersLocal CultureBudget Travelers+ 4Dec 31, 2013
The gardens are beautiful, but the swan boats are the best thing here! Don't miss the make way for ducklings statues, which are usually dressed up in seasonal accessories.Recommended for:
- Public GardenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Jun 24, 2014
I'm ashamed to admit that - I've been in Boston for almost 10 years and this is the first time I've been to the Public Garden and seen the famous Duckies. The Garden neighbors Boston Commons and it is incredible beautiful, even as we are just entering the early months of the Spring. The beautiful little lake, the perfectly placed bridge, the bronze ducky statues as well as the natural duckies and geese who made their home there creates an amazing place of tranquility in the busy city of Boston.Recommended for:
- Public GardenAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBackpackers+ 2Sep 13, 2013
The Swan Boats on the pond are a fun tradition - and on warm, sunny afternoons, this is a simply beautiful and relaxing activity for the whole family. Plus, the Make Way For Ducklings statues are heartwarming for anyone who grew up with the story - my Boston-bred grandmother (who also happens to love and collect ducks) read it to me every time I visited her as a little girl.Recommended for:
- Public GardenJul 04, 2012
Our Public Garden was established in 1837 and is now the oldest public botanical garden in the United States. The famous Swan Boats have been carrying passengers on the pond since 1877. There are countless varieties of trees, shrubs, and flowers in the garden, along with statues and monuments. The most magnificent is the statue of George Washington just inside the Arlington Street gate. But the most popular are Nancy Schon's statues of Mrs. Mallard and her eight ducklings from Robert McCloskey's children's book, Make Way For Ducklings.Recommended for:
- Public GardenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Sep 21, 2013
Willow trees, swan boats, statues and tulips. These are the things that come to mind when I think of the Public Garden. What a wonderful place for a stroll, picnic, or mid-afternoon nap. And it's no wonder you can always find newly engaged couples taking their awkward photos here--the scenery is gorgeous and so well maintained. And who doesn't swoon when they see little children playing on the "Make Way for Ducklings" statues. I know I do. I'll often go out of my way on my walk home just to pass through here. It's just that lovely!Recommended for:
- Public GardenAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 5Aug 15, 2013
I've loved coming here since I was a little kid. Swan boat rides in the summer and the iconic statues from "Make way for ducklings" make this place one of my favorites!Recommended for:
- Public GardenCommunity ManagerAmbassadorMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersBusiness Travelers+ 6May 28, 2014
What a beautiful park in the middle of downtown boston! It's so peaceful with the little lake in the center. Great place to take a stroll or have a picnic on a sunny day!Recommended for:
- Public GardenJul 12, 2013
The rich history of Boston creates an urban aura of deeply rooted pride in native Bostonians as well as the city's visiting tourists. These gardens are sanctuaries in the midst of the surrounding buzz of city chaos. Truly a beautiful, serene spot to go to either with company or on your own. A wonderful spot to reflect and turn inwards, as you're surrounded by others who seem to be doing the same.
- Public GardenMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesMay 31, 2013
Such an incredible public space. This place is almost like a painting from a few hundred years ago. There are lakes with bridges, swan boats, statues and plenty of benches facing the water. A perfect place to walk, reflect or have a picnic.
- Public GardenMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 3Jul 05, 2012
Locals love this place. In Summers , you will find people jogging here , sitting around chatting, reading a book, Sailing on Charles or just sitting around. Watching the sunset .Its one of the best parts of living in Boston. You can see the sailing clubs across the River, the MIT campus in Cambrdige