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Best parks in Boston

Park
“The city center of Boston lies here! From here you can access Downtown & Back Bay easily.”
  • 227 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Garden
“An all time local and tourist favorite. Come walk through the gardens and get on a paddle boat and take in the views.”
  • 179 locals recommend
  • 10 Experiences
Park
“This is a five minute walk from this property. It has amazing views and great trip to see the outdoors and botanical gardens and trees in an urban environment.”
  • 178 locals recommend
Zoo
“This park, part of the Emerald Necklace of green spaces, includes a zoo, golf course & arboretum.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Plaza
“The main square of the Back Bay area is surrounded by both old and ultra-modern buildings. Its architectural highlight is Trinity Church, a red sandstone building designed by architect Henry Hobson Richardson in his distinctive style, known as Richardson Romanesque. Trinity is widely considered to be his finest work. The murals, frescoes, and painted decorations inside are by John La Farge and much of the fine stained glass is by Edward Burne-Jones and William Morris. Facing it, across a grassy lawn where you can enjoy a picnic lunch with neighborhood office workers, is the Boston Public Library founded in 1848 as the first publicly funded lending library in the country. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Lake
“Ranger Station with guided walks, nature programs and path around the reservoir. Also water treatment plant tours.”
  • 51 locals recommend
Park
“Walk along the Charles River or have a picnic lunch. Take the kids or dogs out to play.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Park
“This is my favorite park in the city! You'll see most of the skyline from here.”
  • 28 locals recommend
Park
“Unique outdoor venue with lawn games, swings that light up at night, music, food and drinks. Seasonal. For all ages.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Garden
“Amazing! The oldest WWII war food public gardens in the USA. Now residents of Boston can use them for plant or food gardening.”
  • 7 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
College Quad
“Bustling and beautiful - see the statue of John Harvard and the classic buildings of the quad”
  • 19 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
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
Park
“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
Park
“Quincy is less than 30 minutes away and this is a wonderful place to step back in time, all the way back to revolutionary days. ”
  • 14 locals recommend