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Where to cry in public in Boston: the 10 best spots

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It's rough out there, dear reader, and sometimes you just need a good place to let it all out à la Matt Damon's character in Good Will Hunting. Here are the 10 best spots for crying in public in the Boston region.

All of them are freeor close to itbecause you have enough to worry about. And, if we've left a particularly choice spot off the map, let us know. We won't judge.

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1. Cambridge Common Park

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Garden St. and Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
The 16-acre expanse just off Harvard Square never seems to be that full of people. This a quiet outdoor spot, then, for gentle sobbing. Plus, when you're all done, there's quite a bit of history to take in, starting with a trio of British cannon that Washington's army seized in 1776.

2. Charles River Esplanade

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This approximately 3-mile-long expanse can be revisited time and again for the purpose of a big cry. It's also perfect for plaintive gazes into the timeless currents of the Charles. Mind the geese droppings, though.

3. Fenway Park bleachers

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4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 267-1700
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No one will notice the tears in this dense, open, and often rowdy seating area—unless it's a particularly rough game for the Red Sox and most fans split by the top of the seventh.

4. Commonwealth Avenue Mall

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Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02116
The 32-acre ribbon provides the perfect mix of relatively quiet seclusion and exposure to the urban elements. Plus, it and the surrounding area are very pedestrian friendly.

5. Park Street Station Green Line platforms

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Park St
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 222-3200
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These busy platforms in this busy station are the perfect places for when you don't want anyone to hear you bleating. Never in a crowd do you feel so alone ... and all that. Plus, Park Street is one of the oldest subway stations in the Western Hemisphere.

6. Bates Hall of the Boston Public Library

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700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
The barrel-vaulted ceiling of this grand room in this grand library provides the perfect echo chamber for your sobs—for when you just want someone to finally notice.

7. Piers Park

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95 Marginal St
Boston, MA 02128
This barely decade-old waterfront park affords fabulous views of the Boston skyline. Weep at the grandeur of humankind and despair of its mortality. Or just gently contemplate the state of things. You won't be bothered.

8. Franklin Park Zoo

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1 Franklin Park Rd
Boston, MA 02121
(617) 541-5466
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In the cooler months especially, this expanse provides a perfect habitat for a kind of rolling, strolling cry. Enter through the park itself for even more buildup. In the warmer months, the laughter of large groups of children might cheer you a bit as you finish.

9. Edward Everett Square

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Massachusetts avenue
Boston, MA 02125
This is another secluded spot out in the open. No one will ever think that someone came to cry amid the whimsy of that delightful pear sculpture.

10. Orange Line

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(617) 222-3200
We've all been there.

1. Cambridge Common Park

Garden St. and Mass. Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
The 16-acre expanse just off Harvard Square never seems to be that full of people. This a quiet outdoor spot, then, for gentle sobbing. Plus, when you're all done, there's quite a bit of history to take in, starting with a trio of British cannon that Washington's army seized in 1776.
Garden St. and Mass. Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138

2. Charles River Esplanade

Boston, MA 02215
This approximately 3-mile-long expanse can be revisited time and again for the purpose of a big cry. It's also perfect for plaintive gazes into the timeless currents of the Charles. Mind the geese droppings, though.

3. Fenway Park bleachers

4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215
No one will notice the tears in this dense, open, and often rowdy seating area—unless it's a particularly rough game for the Red Sox and most fans split by the top of the seventh.
4 Yawkey Way
Boston, MA 02215

4. Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02116
The 32-acre ribbon provides the perfect mix of relatively quiet seclusion and exposure to the urban elements. Plus, it and the surrounding area are very pedestrian friendly.
Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02116

5. Park Street Station Green Line platforms

Park St, Boston, MA 02108
These busy platforms in this busy station are the perfect places for when you don't want anyone to hear you bleating. Never in a crowd do you feel so alone ... and all that. Plus, Park Street is one of the oldest subway stations in the Western Hemisphere.
Park St
Boston, MA 02108

6. Bates Hall of the Boston Public Library

700 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
The barrel-vaulted ceiling of this grand room in this grand library provides the perfect echo chamber for your sobs—for when you just want someone to finally notice.
700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

7. Piers Park

95 Marginal St, Boston, MA 02128
This barely decade-old waterfront park affords fabulous views of the Boston skyline. Weep at the grandeur of humankind and despair of its mortality. Or just gently contemplate the state of things. You won't be bothered.
95 Marginal St
Boston, MA 02128

8. Franklin Park Zoo

1 Franklin Park Rd, Boston, MA 02121
In the cooler months especially, this expanse provides a perfect habitat for a kind of rolling, strolling cry. Enter through the park itself for even more buildup. In the warmer months, the laughter of large groups of children might cheer you a bit as you finish.
1 Franklin Park Rd
Boston, MA 02121

9. Edward Everett Square

Massachusetts avenue, Boston, MA 02125
This is another secluded spot out in the open. No one will ever think that someone came to cry amid the whimsy of that delightful pear sculpture.
Massachusetts avenue
Boston, MA 02125

10. Orange Line

Boston, MA
We've all been there.