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.
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 perfect afternoon on the common consists of a quilt, books or magazines, your love, a starbucks tea and an upper crust pizza. You can get swept away for hours just reading and cuddling with a special someone. If you need a break Charles street and Newbury street are just around the corner. You can bask in the sun or hide in the shade. No matter who you are the common has something to offer you.
I just love this wonderfully charming city. I travel to Boston several times a year and each time I go back it makes me think, why not just move to Boston. I am loyal Bostonian. I find the Commomons to be . . .
breathtaking , captivating, suprior to any place on earth. I must confess my favorite time in the Commons is well, all year round really, I espically love the way it looks next to the mighty and majestic Charles.
It is very small and overrun by homeless people (but it's not dangerous during the day). Walk through it quickly and then spend more time in the Public Gardens across the street. I gave it a 4 on value only because it's free, but you will be asked for change constantly.
This place is one of the most beautiful and romantic place to be. The scenery is just like something you'd see on a tourist attraction brochure. Boston Common is one of the places, in my opinion, is something a tourist should see.
Friendly people, beautiful scenery, why wouldn't someone not like it. I definately recommend this site to anyone and everyone. Every since I was young, I fell in love with this place. This place is definately a dream come true.
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.
We went in late March. The Frog Pond was de-icing; the boat tours hadn't started yet, it was muddy and there WZERE no flowers. I'm sure that had we gone in the summer it would have been nicer-and it would've been very nice if I didn't LIVE in the country-this waws just another park.