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Top park recommendations from locals

“Boston Common/Public Garden was created in 1634 and has 80 species of plant. There are places for lunch, picnic and beautiful sight seeing.”
  • 228 locals recommend
“Right next to Boston Common lives the Public Gardens. Beautifully landscaped and well manicured, the gardens attract locals and visitors all year round. Stop by the "Make way for ducklings" statue and take a ride on the swan boats. Make sure to see the Washington statue before you head on your way. Its a beautiful way to spend the morning in Boston. ”
  • 180 locals recommend
“Great walking, jogging, biking and natural park setting with beautiful views of the pond, which makes you feel like you have escaped the city. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
“Walk along the Charles River or have a picnic lunch. Take the kids or dogs out to play.”
  • 39 locals recommend
Music Venue
“Enjoy a fun early morning or afternoon jog and see the famous Hatch shell. Its a great place to view the 4th of July fireworks and they hold classical concerts there.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Boat or Ferry
“The Swan Boats are a fleet of pontoon pleasure boats which operate in a pond in the Public Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The Swan Boats have been in operation since 1877, and have since become a cultural icon for the city. They operate beginning the second weekend of April and ending the third weekend in September.”
  • 17 locals recommend
“Beautiful bike, walking trails, bridges, nature along the river, with best views of Cambridge and the river. Enjoy walks and sunsets or just get away from the noise of the city”
  • 24 locals recommend
College Quad
“Bustling and beautiful - see the statue of John Harvard and the classic buildings of the quad”
  • 19 locals recommend
“The Boston Commons are an iconic part of historical Boston. You can see the classic make way for ducklings statue, and have a nice walk!”
  • 16 locals recommend
“You have a panoramic view of the Esplanade through the bay windows. The Esplanade is a great place for a run, stroll, people watching, or picnic on the docks. There is a community sailing and paddle-boarding pavilion as well.”
  • 8 locals recommend
“Beautiful park with walk and bike paths, public boat rentals, stunning views of the Charles River, and much more!”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Great place to play frisbee, softball, watch cricket or soccer, and to picnic or bring kids to play on the swings. There is also live music at the park in the summer”
  • 16 locals recommend
Historic Site
“If you like local and national history and historic houses, this is a pleasant historic house maintained by the national parks service, which is open seasonally late May through the fall, and has grounds that are open year-round.”
  • 11 locals recommend
“City park offering tennis courts, youth & adult baseball diamonds & an outdoor swimming pool.”
  • 6 locals recommend
“Place where the first American flag was flown. Nice views of downtown Boston from here.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Gym / Fitness Centre
“Awesome for family and couple - but really the best in the summer. Even has an outdoor amphitheater for public events !”
  • 9 locals recommend