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Boston Common is the most well-known public garden in Boston. It is bordered by Tremont, Beacon, Charles, Park and Boylston Streets. The park is open daily all day and all night. It has a long history and many prominent historical figures such as martin Luther King, Jr. and Pope John Paul II have made speeches here. This is a great place to relax during a busy sightseeing day in the city.
The Boston Public Garden is another popular Boston garden. It is located on Charles Street across from Boston Common. It is open daily, 24 hours a day. This park has beautifully landscaped grounds with lagoons, flower beds and statues, including a beautiful and majestic statue of George Washington mounting a horse.
Harvard University's Arnold Arboretum is one of the most beautiful Boston parks. This Boston Park is a bit more formal than other parks in the area and it's mostly made for enjoying the different trees and plants species, but also the many flower varieties. If you're here during April, ask to see when Lilac Sunday is, which the only day of the year when picnicking is allowed.
The Esplanade is located on the Boston shore of the Charles River from the Boston University Bridge and the Boston Museum of Science. It extends for three miles and is a popular place for rollerblading, biking, running and walking. During the summer take advantage of the free fitness classes that are offered in many disciplines such as Tai Chi, Sunset Yoga and the Zumba.
The Cambridge Center Roof Garden is another popular Boston-area park which is located on 4, Cambridge Center in Cambridge. It is open from 6 am to 8 pm daily. It has many trees, flower beds and trees and many benches and picnic tables where you can sit, relax and enjoy a lunch perhaps. You can also walk around the brick pathways and enjoy the rooftop view.
The Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park is located on Atlantic Avenue and Richmond Streets. It is open every day from 6 am to 11 pm. Here you can enjoy the beautiful Memorial Rose Garden and the Rose Kennedy fountain. In the summer, bring your kids to cool off in the sprinklers and play in the playground and Tot-Lot in the park.
The Arnold Arboretum is another beautiful Boston-area park located on 125, Arborway. It is open from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm, on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm, and Sunday from 12 pm to 4 pm. This is the perfect place to relax if you want to get away from the city. You can hike through the park, walk or have a picnic between the trees. Check out the spectacular view of the Boston skyline on the top of Peters Hill.
Boston office Square Park is another great park to visit while in the city. It is located in the Post Office Square in the middle of Boston's financial district. It's a nice place to walk around in, bike, and bathe in the sunshine on the grass or one of the benches. Be sure to grab a coffee, snack or power lunch at the park's Sip Café. If the weather is nice out, take advantage of the café's outdoor seating area.
HarborWalk located on the waterfront not too far from North End, is a scenic place you can go to unwind. Sit on on the grassy areas and benches while enjoying beautiful views of the harbor, the water and sailboats. There are also many pathways great for walking and biking. You can also go boating or fishing while you're here. Check out the HarborWalk Café for a snack, lunch or dinner.
Jamaica Pond located on 507 Jamaicaway at Pond Street, is a wonderful escape from the city and offers many activities for all ages. It is open daily until 11:30 pm. It has many trails and paths to go walking or running in, and in the summer, you can rent rowboats or sailboats at the Jamaica Pond boathouse which is open between 9 am and 6 pm. Kids will love visiting the Nature Center where they can see many exhibits on display.
The Charles River Bike Paths is located on Storrow and Memorial Drive on the shores of Charles River and extends for 23 miles. It's one of the best places to go biking and rollerblading in the city and provides unparalled views of the city. There are also many vast grassy areas you can lay in when it's time to take a break.
Fort Independence Park located on William J Day Boulevard on Castle Island is both a historical landmark as well as an amazing park. Here you can go swimming, running, biking and fishing. There are also playgrounds for kids and a picnic area. While you're here, don't miss out on the Fort Memorial which is open from Memorial Day until Columbus Day. To make the most out of your visit, take a tour of the fort and the island conducted by the Castle Island Association.
Another park with a great view of the Boston skyline is the East Boston Pier Park located on 95 Marginal Street, between Clyde and Haynes Street. This is a nice park with a lot of grassy areas, picnic tables, benches and outdoor entertainment in the summer. This is also a popular place for skateboarding and flying kites. Note that pets aren't allowed here.