Frog Pond

Lake, Plaza, and Skating Rink · Beacon Hill
84 Beacon St (at Boston Common), Boston, MA 02108, United States

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    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    "Rent skates, enjoy hot cocoa, & take a break in the warming hut."(3 Tips)
    Margo M.
    "There is a public bathroom here-- so please don't go in the pond!"(6 Tips)
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  • Enrico S.

    Lovely during holiday season.

    Enrico S · December 16, 2014
  • Alexandra M.

    There's often free events

    Alexandra Mottern · October 21, 2014
  • John O.

    Where's the frogs?

    John Olsen · September 14, 2014
  • David S.

    Great for kids. Don't forget your swim suits!!!

    David Savaria · August 9, 2014
  • Benji F.

    Their skates suck.

    Benji Ferraro · March 5, 2014
  • Liz L.

    Snack bar has the BEST hot chocolate

    Liz Leonard · January 27, 2014
  • Trevor S.

    The ice gets really sketchy towards the end of the night. Try going a little earlier.

    Trevor Suarez · January 16, 2014
  • Todd K.

    I was there in summer and definitely expected some frogs. Apparently that is in name only.

    Todd Kuna · September 2, 2013
  • Eric O.

    As your date steps onto the ice, grab his/her hand for balance, but then don't let go and take a few laps. A great way to break the ice.

    Eric O · August 20, 2013
  • Blair K.

    Great way to end a hot afternoon.

    Blair Klein · August 11, 2013
  • Zach W.

    Great for a relaxing time in the summer with kids!

    Zach Woods · July 14, 2013
  • A.P. Blake

    Skate when the ice is fresh, take a break when its crud or being resurfaced. Try to hot cocoa, its delicious!

    A.P. Blake · February 16, 2013
  • Jessica H.

    $14 total for adults to skate + rental. There is a student discount too.

    Jessica Hiemenz · December 19, 2012
  • Jessica H.

    Great way to experience the city, in the heart of Boston during the Winter!

    Jessica Hiemenz · December 19, 2012
  • jin s.

    despite the little kids whizzing by you on tiny skates, this is still one of my favorite places for a low-key date. warm up afterwards with some healthy burgers from nearby u-food grill :)

    jin stedge · March 29, 2012
  • BU Student Activities

    Hey BU! Stop by the Frog Pond on Tuesday Nights for College Nights. Skate for only $2!

    BU Student Activities · February 7, 2012
  • ExerShop

    Ice Skating is great exercise!!

    ExerShop · January 31, 2012
  • The Next Great Generation (Boston)

    Head over to this skating rink for some twirling and swirling (and falling). If your date is a horrible skater, you'll have a fun time acting as teacher; if not, get ready to show off. Read more

  • Gilt City

    There’s nothing more picture-postcard perfect than skating on the Frog Pond on a crisp winter evening. It’s like being transported inside the snow globe you loved as a kid.

    Gilt City · December 22, 2011
  • Misty E.

    Skating season! Try going in the evening to avoid the crazy crowds.

    Misty Edgecomb · November 28, 2011
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    When the city is twinkling & the ice is sufficiently solid, people lace up skates right out of Currier & Ives. Rent skates, enjoy hot cocoa, & take a break in the warming hut. -- Green Guide Editor

    Michelin Travel & Lifestyle · November 8, 2011
  • Margo M.

    Great for people watching! There is a public bathroom here-- so please don't go in the pond!

    Margo Montgomery · October 1, 2011
  • IWalked Audio Tours

    1 of 3 original ponds located in the Boston Common. Jet fountain added in 1848. In July/Aug, pond is wading pool for children. In winter, pond is frozen over for ice skating. More info in blog. <LINK> Read more

    IWalked Audio Tours · September 30, 2011
  • Monica R.

    Perfect summer spot for toddlers!!!!

    Monica Reksiedler · September 2, 2011
  • Jasper S.

    No frogs and not really a pond. Would not recommend.

    Jasper Seldin · August 12, 2011
  • Alex F.

    Carousel down one end in the summer. Walking distance from Park St T and statehouse.

    Alex F · June 29, 2011
  • Dennis B.

    Wow this is my first lake. Should be labeled giant puddle!

    Dennis Bonal · May 1, 2011
  • Willie S.

    During winter time, show off your ice skate skill guys! You can get a few girls by just teaching them how to ice skate. ;)

    Willie So · November 27, 2010
  • Massachusetts Convention

    Have out-of-town/state friends? If they drive in to visit you on the weekends, they'll pay just $11 or $22 for weekend parking!

    Massachusetts Convention · October 28, 2010
  • Al S.

    Great place for people-watching on the Common.

    Al S · October 8, 2010
  • Kirsten F.

    Looking for a great place for lunch or dinner? Mention Foursquare at The Melting Pot and receive 20% off fondue (food only). Located down the street in the Park Plaza Hotel. Read more

    Kirsten Fischer · July 8, 2010
  • Jesse A.

    Stop by to wade in the pond after walking around town.

    Jesse Andrew · May 24, 2010
  • Viv R.

    Bring $$$ carrusel is already working every child wants to ride. $3

    Viv Randolph · April 20, 2010
  • Ketan D.

    Went skating for the first time in my life!! It was just awesome!

    Ketan D · December 18, 2009
  • Jeremy K.

    Head over to Frog Pond and go ice skating

    Jeremy Krantz · December 7, 2009
  • Martha S.

    Go skating midweek. Always lots of ice.

    Martha Sperry · September 26, 2009
  • Jamie F.

    beautiful day for skating!!

    Jamie Fay · March 5, 2010

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