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.
10 Derne Street
Arlington, Boylston, Charles and Beacon streets
148 Tremont St.
Between Beacon, Park, Tremont, Boylston, and Charles Sts
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Boston Harbour islands
34 islands in this national park... read more
1 Franklin Park Rd
Between The Jamaicaway and Perkins Street