One of Boston’s most famous landmarks is Boston Common, a central public park in Massachusetts.
The Common’s history is quite uncommon as it dates back to 1634 and is the oldest park in the United States.
Consisting of 50 acres of land (bordered by Tremont Street, Park Street, Bacon Street, Charles Street and Boylston Street), the Common is now used for a variety of different gatherings. You are just as likely to find a concert there as you are a political protest. Ice Skating (on Frog Pond) is also available closer to the winter.
The Common was declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1987. In 2006, the Park became the site of a Guinness World Record when 30,128 Jack-O-Lanterns were lit simultaneously.
Whether you are looking for a quick coffee break from work, or a relaxing picnic… Boston Common is always a great Weekendtrip idea.