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Day at Boston Common

Looking for an outdoor space to relax beyond the crowded quads of Northeastern’s campus? Grab a picnic blanket and some friends and head to Boston Common! Boston Common is the oldest public park in America and has been a landmark of Boston for 350 years.

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 12.02.39 PMBoston Common is full of monuments and statues reflecting the rich history of both the park and Boston itself. It also is home to the famous Boston Frog Pond. You can enjoy ice skating on the pond in the winter, but with Spring here and Summer just around the corner, the pond will be home to a number of new activities.

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 12.05.09 PMHead to the recently re-opened carousel next to the Frog Pond for a $3 ride between 10am-8pm Friday-Saturday and 10am-6pm Sunday-Thursday. If you’re looking for a bite to eat right in the Common, the Frog Pond Cafe will reopen in mid-May. Go to the Frog Pond’s website here for a full list of all upcoming events and activities.

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 12.05.20 PMThe park is conveniently located on the Freedom Trail, giving you easy walking access to a number of Boston’s other must-see locations! Need help planning your trip? Check out a map of the Common here.

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