Located just between the Prudential Center and the Christian Science Center, the Reflecting Pool is a great place to take a break from sightseeing and just enjoy the view for a while. Whether you prefer sun or shade, there’s plenty of seating providing both, all with a wonderful view of the water, trees, flowers, and a picturesque church.
The Reflecting Pool is also a great place to grab a bite to eat. Most afternoons, there are several food trucks parked directly adjacent, where visitors can conveniently grab a beverage or gourmet snack to eat while enjoying the view. Although it is, obviously, a bit chilly in the fall and winter, it is extremely close to many restaurants, hotels, and the Prudential Center Mall, so it’s easy to escape to a place with AC and cold drinks!
The Reflecting Pool has also recently become a hot-spot among Boston locals because of the plethora of Pokéstops surrounding it, as well as the large amount of water Pokémon that can be caught there on the widely popular app Pokémon GO. If you’re a fellow Pokémon GO player, be sure to bring sunscreen and a portable charger!