Best of Boston

2022 Best City Forest-Bathing Spot

Franklin Park

What better place to escape the hum of the city than in a massive, gorgeous park? That was Frederick Law Olmsted’s thinking, at least, behind all 527 acres of this green space — the crown jewel of the Emerald Necklace. In honor of his 200th birthday this year, experience the urban oasis like the father of landscape architecture intended, by mindfully savoring its native-plant-filled woodlands, wandering beside rocky outcroppings, and tracing the shores of Scarboro Pond.

1 Franklin Park Rd., Boston,