Boston Common

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Boston Common is historic park centrally-located in downtown Boston. The park is a very popular tourist destination, and is part of the Boston’s Emerald Necklace and the historic Freedom Trail. Kids can enjoy the Boston Common Playground, and the well-known “Frog Pond” – a kids spray pond in the summer, which is also an ice skating rink in the winter. In addition, kids can go sledding down Flagstaff hill – with hot cocoa available at a stand in the park. There are also many events that frequently happen in the park, including outdoor plays, live music, food trucks and more. Boston Common is also dog-friendly, and has an off-leash area for dogs to play (Common Canine).

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The best way to get to Boston Common is to take the T to Park Street (Green Line & Red Line), or taking an Uber or Lyft. If you are driving and need parking near Boston Common, there are also a few parking garages in the area that are listed in this interactive map to find points of interest, including Boston Common Frog Pond, Brewer Fountain, Flagstaff Hill, Boston Common Playground and more.

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