What are the best parks in Boston?

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Melanie Nayer

On any warm weather day in Boston, you'll find Bostonians camped out under the sun enjoying the beautiful weather among various water views.

Boston Commons, the biggest park in Boston, is home to movies in the park, Shakespeare in the Park, Frog Pond and just next to the Boston Public Gardens. The hills of the Boston Common are crowded with Bostonians during the summer, so get here early to cop your squat. For a more shaded and serene environment, head to the Boston Public Gardens and find a quiet spot under one of the park's Weeping Willow trees.

Along the Charles River is the Boston Esplanade, where bikers, runners, and rollerbladers get in their miles on any given day. Flanking the winding paths are park areas for you to stretch out and relax. During the summer, the Hatch Shell on the Esplanade hosts outdoor concerts, including the famous Boston Pops Fourth of July Spectacular.

In Cambridge, the perfectly manicured greens of Harvard Yard are open to students and guests. Located inside the Harvard Campus, Harvard Yard is one of the best people watching parks in the city. You never know what future politician, inventor, movie star or philosopher you'll see.

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