on June 7, 2000
You can't graze your cows there like the Puritans used to (not least because it's likely you don't have any), but you can still enjoy a relaxing day on Boston Commons. In the winter you can ice skate on the Frog Pond. Tickets are $8 or $9, and rentals are extra, but hey, it's cheaper than doin' it in Rockefeller Center. When it's warmer out, you can sniff the flowers in the public garden, or bring some balls/frisbees out and start a game on the grass. Pack a picnic if that's your thing, or just go there to get away from the bustle of the city for an hour or so. The swan boat tours are pleasant, too, and although they don't go on city streets like duck tours, you don't have to quack at everyone you see, either.
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