Things to Do with Kids, Best Attractions & Activities, Attractions near Hynes Convention Center, Outdoor Activities, Attractions near TD Garden, Sightseeing, Romantic Things to Do: Take a leisurely stroll through the oldest botanical garden in the United States and get a feel for Boston's charm and grace. 1877 marks the start of the Garden's fame for the Swan Boats that float along the pond when the weather warms; a necessary ride for the kid in all of us. The Swan Boats do not get all the attention, as the grounds truly are a sight to hold. Pack a picnic and sprawl across the lawn to enjoy the beauty of this inner city treasure. Year round, the beauty of Public Garden shines, and makes for excellent photo opportunities.
Parks: Take an afternoon stroll through the oldest botanical garden in the United States and get a feel for Boston's charm and grace. The park's pond has been famous since 1877 for its swan boats, which offer leisurely cruises during warmer months. If you enjoyed reading "The Trumpet of the Swans" by E.B. White (which is set in the area), then you'll particularly enjoy the surroundings. Plus, children love the adorable statues that represent ducklings from Robert McCloskey's "Make Way for Ducklings."