Blog: Boston on a Budget

Boston's Botanical Beauty

Stroll just a few blocks north of our Boston hotel and you'll find yourself in one of the city's most iconic (and oft photographed) green spaces: The Public Garden. The oldest public botanical garden in the U.S., this lush oasis in the heart of the city features masses of trees, meandering walkways, statues and sculpture, and beautifully cultivated flowerbeds. But its most distinguishing feature may well be the Swan Boats. Operated by the same family since 1877, they are distinctly adorned with the figures of giant swans. Another can't miss is the Duckling sculpture at the corner of Beacon and Charles. Look low - it's based on Robert McCloskey's best-selling "Make Way for Duckings" children's book. After a leisurely swan boat ride and a peek at these precious bronze ducks, head to neighboring Boston Common or the beautiful Charles River Esplanade, both ideal for walking, jogging, and discovering Boston.

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