As well as relaxing on its grassy lawns, you'll also be in one of the oldest parks in the country.
A legendary park
In the heart of the central district, Boston Common is the green lung of the city. Constructed in 1634, this large public space is the oldest urban park in the USA. Covering an area of over 50 hectares, in the past this space was used for grazing sheep and was also the site of public hangings. More recently, distinguished figures such as Martin Luther King or Pope John Paul II have given speeches here. Today, there is no better place for open-air sports or enjoying a picnic and a relaxing stroll. This is the starting point of the Freedom Trail and also forms part of a larger network of parks, known as the Emerald Necklace, which extends southwards from the Common and passes through various districts up to the Franklin park in Roxbury.