Friday, April 3, 2009
Boston, Massachusetts: Swan Boats at Boston Common
The Boston Common was "common" property to the early residents of the city back in the 1600's. In fact, cattle even grazed there.
Now, the 44-acre park has more leisurely uses. The swan boat rides probably are the most famous example of that; it's a great tradition in the city. The tourists line up and wait for quite a while to take a slow, brief ride on the lake of the grounds. As you'd expect, little kids like it, and parents and adults like it. But the teenagers might find it a little, um, slow.