The Boston Common is the oldest park in America–which isn’t surprising, since it was founded nearly 400 years ago in 1634!
We ended up at the Boston Common by accident rather than design, simply because we asked the right person at the JFK/UMass station how to get to a pick up spot for the Super Tours Boston Upper Deck Trolley Tour.
No doubt we’d have driven by the Common on the tour bus anyway, but it was quite amazing to come up from the underground train and find ourselves in the middle of a beautiful park!
The park is in the shape of a pentagon and covers 48 acres. Filled with statues, trees–including some beautiful early fall foliage–food carts (I can recommend the hot dogs, which is more than I can say for the hot dogs we bought in New York from a food cart), and hundreds of people, it’s a quiet place surrounded by everything from modern glass towers to angular brick buildings hundreds of years old.
By the way, the subway stop to get off in the Boston Common is Park Street, just in case you’re planning a trip to the city.
Anyway, on to the photo tour!