The country's oldest park is adjacent to the first public botanical garden in America. Take a ride in one of the whimsical painted swan boats or bring a picnic from nearby Deluca's market. For a special treat, try a North African lemonade at the stand on the corner of Charles and Beacon, where the Egyptian owner uses muddled mint leaves and orange blossom water.
139 Tremont St.
Boston, MA, 02139