Boston Common is America's oldest park in the heart of Boston, offering recreation opportunities and a glimpse into history ... More
Boston Common is America's oldest park in the heart of Boston, offering recreation opportunities and a glimpse into history through numerous monuments to the past. Designated as public space in 1640, British soldiers later camped here during the Revolutionary War. Part of the Freedom Trail, the park adjoins the Massachusetts State House and Beacon Hill. A favorite spot is the Frog Pond, which doubles as an ice skating rink. The park is the beginning of the "Emerald Necklace," a seven-mile (12-kilometer) string of local parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
This is a nice park in the center of Boston. Obviously it is free. It is very peaceful and nice to sit and watch all the other people walking around. There seemed to be an area where kids where palying in the water but I did not go near that area. Overall it would be a good place to relax and read a book
Something for the whole family, My teenage thought this was going to be boring, but he found all the diverse atmosphere to be great and certainly not boring. Lots to see and lots to look at. I compared it to a marti gras atomosphere. Great for young and old.
this is a wonderful place to rest, stroll and people-watch. all walks of life can be found there on any given day. it is clean and relaxing. a great place to meet with friends or sit solo and read a book.
Great place to get lost for half a day. There are some interesting historical sites near by and groomed lawns to relax and enjoy being outdoors. There is a fenced in playground that is great for young ones if you have them.
Depending on the time a day and what you're after this place could be great....if you're looking to observe the inner city routine as a fly on a wall this would be a nice spot. A great sociology project location--if you like people watching, this is it. From businesspeople, to vendors, to shoppers, and students, and pensive artists and philosophers, and musicians this is a great spot. If you're looking for solitude in the light of the moon after dusk this can be a nice thinking spot as well. Good place for a picnic if you like squirrels and birds and like the sound of church bells. Definitely a must see if you never been to Boston.
A beautiful place for a walk - exactly like what you picture when you think of Boston. You can visit the ducks from "Make Way for Ducklings," ride on a Swan Boat, or check out the Civil War monument for the 56th Massachusetts, one of the first, if not the first, African American regiments for the Federal forces. This is also the beginning of the Freedom Trail, which takes you through the city's historical districts.