Picnics, Parks & Gardens in Boston

In a concrete city, sometimes there is a little need for green. Luckily, there are is a slew of diverse picnics, parks and gardens in Boston that offer happy breaks from the (albeit beautiful) architecture.

Run along the Esplanade for a look at the Charles River and views of Cambridge, or take a ride on the Swan Boats in the Public Garden. For picnics, parks and gardens off the beaten path in Boston, check out the Cambridge Common, the Franklin Park Zoo, the Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Pond.

Charles River Esplanade

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10 Derne Street

Riverside recreation... read more

Boston Public Garden

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Arlington, Boylston, Charles and Beacon streets

Large and lovely park... read more

Boston Common

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148 Tremont St.
Between Beacon, Park, Tremont, Boylston, and Charles Sts

Oldest public park in the United States... read more

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Boston Harbor Islands National Park

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Boston Harbour islands

34 islands in this national park... read more

Franklin Park Zoo

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1 Franklin Park Rd

A city zoo... read more

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Arnold Arboretum

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125 Arborway

Acres of botanical marvels... read more

Jamaica Pond

Between The Jamaicaway and Perkins Street

Glacial pond and outdoor park... read more
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