On a Roll in Boston Common

Historic and a Lovely

Could there be a more green and charming picnic spot in all of downtown Boston?  We think not, as Boston Common offers history, scenery and relaxed fun.  Actually, it’s where Freedom Trail begins and, right in the middle of the common, is Frog Pond – a public ice skating rink in the winter, a reflecting pool in the spring and fall, and a spray pool and children’s carousel in the summer!   Stroll along the Beacon Street side of the Common – look up and notice the golden dome of the Massachusetts State House.   Make your way over to the adjacent Boston Public Garden for a 15 minute ride on the widely photographed Swan Boats.

The Boston Common tops on our list of places to enjoy a Lobster Roll, on a park bench, on a picnic blanket.  Boston Common is nearly 50 acres of lovely green expanse and it’s surrounded by tons of restaurants when hunger strikes.  As the oldest park in America, it’s the best of both worlds in Boston!

Why we love it:   The giant shade trees and open spaces for a lobster roll picnic lunch!

Fresh Facts:

  • Free Admission
  • Urban Park
  • www.cityofboston.gov/freedomtrail/bostoncommon.asp