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Boston Public Garden

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Both Boston Public Garden and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are highly recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ranks significantly higher than Boston Public Garden. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is ranked #2 in Boston with endorsements from 11 reviews like Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet and Fodor's.

Both Boston Public Garden and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are highly recommended by reviewers writing for major publications. Overall, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum ranks significantly higher than Boston Public Garden. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is ranked #2 in Boston with endorsements from 11 reviews like Condé Nast Traveler, Lonely Planet and Fodor's.

tripexpert score
87
#13 in Boston
location

69 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108

endorsements
  • 8 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    It's one of America's most scenic public places.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    The central feature of the Public Garden is its irregularly shaped pond, intended to appear, from any vantage point along its banks, much larger than its nearly 4 acres. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Adjoining Boston Common, the 24-acre Public Garden provides an inviting oasis of bountiful flowers and shady trees. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 54

    Today it's a popular retreat, charming visitors with lush plantings, footpaths, statuary and the beloved swan boats. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    The first recognized public botanical garden in America evokes a sense of Victorian style in the 21st century. Full Review →

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#2 in Boston

280 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

  • 13 endorsements
  • 14

    Concierge

    Isabella Stewart Gardner was an heiress and something of a black sheep of late-19th- and early-20th-century Boston society: She was a rabid Red Sox and horse-racing fan.

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Today, it's probably America's most idiosyncratic treasure house. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    The Gardner is filled with almost 2000 priceless objects, primarily European, including outstanding tapestries and Italian Renaissance and 17th-century Dutch paintings. Full Review →

  • 11

    Michelin Guide 55

    Isabella Stewart Gardner built Fenway Court, which resembles a 15C Venetian-style palace, to showcase her magnificent art collection in an intimate setting. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    This eclectic museum occupies a meticulous replica of a Venetian palazzo and showcases an unparalleled collection of old masters, Gothic tapestries, and Renaissance furniture. Full Review →

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