Boston Public Garden
This serene space in the center of the city is America’s first botanical garden. Take a romantic ride around the lagoon in Swan Boats, and enjoy exquisite Victorian-era plantings that change with the seasons.
Just across from the Public Garden, the Common is the nation’s oldest park, and the heart and soul of the city. Take in a Shakespeare show, walk the Freedom Trail, or grab a bench and watch Boston life go by.
Charles River Esplanade
Home to the world-renowned Boston Pops 4th of July show, this verdant expanse is perfect for a scenic run or charming picnic.
Head to this peaceful park for some of the best fall foliage and spring flowers. Don’t miss the alluring aroma of the park’s lilac collection in its best bloom around Mother’s Day.
Mount Auburn Cemetery
A National Historic Landmark, this Cambridge cemetery was the first garden cemetery in the country. In addition to being the final resting place of many notable Bostonians, it’s also home to a bird sanctuary and species of trees from around the world.