The Emerald Necklace is a six historic urban parks from the Back Bay of Boston to Dorchester designed by architect Frederick Law Olmsted. The necklace includes places as varied as basketball courts, an arboretum, and a zoo. One park, Back Bay Fens
, is a mix of formal and community gardens, ball fields, and historic structures.
To Get There:
Avoid driving; parking is difficult. Use the local trains or buses of the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA or "the T")
Green B, C Lines: Hynes/Mass Ave, Kenmore; Green D Line: Hynes/Mass Ave, Kenmore, Fenway; Green E Line: Museum of Fine Arts, Northeastern University; Orange Line: Ruggles.