We all know a picture is worth a thousand words. But we think the perfect photo is also worth a thousand likes.

To help you prepare as you visit here in Boston, or just a local looking to spruce up your feed, we have gathered our list of the ‘Top Instagrammable Locations in Boston’.

 

Charles River Esplanade

In a city filled with public parks, this one is truly one of a kind. The Charles River Esplanade is a state-owned park situated in the Back Bay area of the city but provides views of both Boston’s beautiful ever-growing skyline as well as its neighboring city of Cambridge. The perfect place for your next ‘hot girl walk’, bike or run – it is arguably some of the best views of the city. Here during the summer? Take in the views by renting a kayak on the Charles River or enjoy a picnic or afternoon date on the docks near the Community Boating Center.

Really want to get the best shots of one of Boston’s most picturesque seasons? Then ‘Save the Date’ for the 2022 Head of the Charles Regatta, coming to Boston this Fall – where you can experience fall foliage, amazing city views, crew races and some of the best of Boston’s food and drink.

 

Fenway Park

Need we really say more? The oldest Major League Baseball stadium in the country, Fenway Park is home to the Boston Red Sox, Wally, the ‘Fenway Frank’, your next cold draft beer, and some of Boston’s best photographic moments. Stay tuned for plans and opening dates for MGM Music Hall at Fenway Park, where it can also be home to your next concert with friends.

 

Bunker Hill Monument

In historic Charlestown stands the ‘Bunker Hill Monument’. Marking the site of one of the first major battles of the American Revolution, this 221-foot landmark is an attraction for tourists and locals alike. Looking for a place to show off your knowledge of American History to your followers or just looking for a great space for an outdoor picnic? Then this landmark is a must for your next visit.

Stop at the landmark along with many others during an Old Town Trolley tour or visit after having a pint at historic Washington Tavern.

 

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Modeled after a 15th-century Venetian palazzo surrounding an indoor courtyard garden, this one-of-a-kind museum houses one of the world's most remarkable art collections, featuring works by Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Raphael, Degas, and Sargent. Take a photo in the beautiful courtyard, explore one of the numerous picturesque rooms throughout the museum or ask your followers their opinions on what truly happened on March 18, 1990.

 

Boston's North End Neighborhood

Infused with rich history and rich flavors, the North End is filled with something for everyone’s feed. Take a ‘tablescape’ shot at your favorite Italian eatery, sip on an espresso martini or Aperol spritz or have your followers’ debate who really is the best bakery in this historic neighborhood.    

Make sure to check out this neighborhood in the summer when the streets are filled with feasts and festivals that are sure to fill your feeds and your souls.  

 

Outdoor Art in Boston

Explore Boston’s outdoor art scene in all different neighborhoods here in our city. A canvas for creativity and an incubator of innovation, the neighborhood of Roxbury has a rich Boston history – including this historic love story. A transformed urban park connecting South Boston and the South End, Underground at Inkblock features local artist’s work such as ProBlak, HOXXOH, Silvia Lopez Chavez and more. Home to many seasonal events and activations, there is always something new to see and explore in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood. Check out the colorful statues created by Spanish Contemporary artist, Okudart.  And for some of Boston’s most beautiful new murals, take a trip over to East Boston to see the fabulous work being done by the HarborArts initiative.

 

Boston Harbor

If you or a friend were engaged here in Boston, chances are it might have been here. With a mix of city skyline and coastal waters, the Boston Harbor is the perfect backdrop for all your special moments.  From Fan Pier to Piers Park, Rowes’ Wharf and the Charlestown Navy Yard, and dozens of places in between, there are many unique vantage points for visitors and locals alike to capture breathtaking views and photos of Boston’s historic harbor.

 

Boston Common & Public Garden

‘America’s First Public Park’ serves as a beautiful backdrop for your next family, friend or even engagement photo. Changing with the seasons, the Boston Common marks the beginning of Boston’s Freedom Trail and truly has something for everyone, from family friendly activities in all seasons to beautiful monuments, including the soon-to-be unveiled memorial The Embrace. Fill your photo album with Boston’s finest blooms before skipping over Charles Street to Boston’s Public Garden, where you can take a ride on the Swan Boats in the summer and play pond hockey in winter.   The Public Garden is home to famous monuments and sculptures – including the oft-photographed Washington statue and family favorite ducklings.  Follow Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings as she leads her ducklings through the city’s holidays, seasons and celebrations!

Boston Common and Public Garden are at the eastern end of Boston’s Emerald Necklace, which stretches out to Franklin Park and the Arnold Arboretum.  Want to learn more about the history of all these parks? Take an iconic Duck Boat Tour!

 

China Trade Gate or 'Chinatown Gates'

A gift from the city of Taipei, and another Boston landmark lies at the entrance to Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood. The China Trade Gate or ‘Chinatown Gates’ leads visitors into a neighborhood filled with delicious restaurants, bakeries, and culture. Stroll the alleys for herbal shops, Asian markets, hot-spot and dumpling restaurants and so much more.

Make your visit during the Lunar New Year and August Moon Festivals, where the streets are filled with traditional music and arts, cultural performances and more.

 

Beacon Hill

Arguably the most photographed neighborhood in the city, Beacon Hill features cobble-stoned streets, secret gardens, and quaint alcoves that get shared on social media far and wide. Home to artisans and trades people in the 19th century, this neighborhood gives visitors and locals a view into Boston’s past.

Rich in American history, this neighborhood is specifically filled with African American History. During your visit, make sure to check out the Museum of African American History to learn about who else traveled these streets and the impact they made in American history.  

Today the Beacon Hill neighborhood, with iconic areas such as Acorn Street, Louisburg Square, and Charles Street, teems with tourists and locals visiting boutique shops, florists, and cafes; browsing window displays; and finding famous pets that probably have more followers than you.

 

Christian Science Plaza

Designated as a Boston landmark by the Boston Landmarks Commission in 2011, this is the largest privately owned, publicly accessible space in Boston. Fourteen acres draw both locals and tourists alike. Known for its churches, Mapparium™ stained glass globe, “How Do You See the World?” exhibit, Children’s Fountain, and Reflecting Pool, it’s a serene retreat in the midst of the busyness of Boston.

 

The Boston Public Library

Known for not only being America’s first public library, the Boston Public Library is like something out of a fairytale. Walk up the marble stairs, admire the historic art and special collections, be transported through the courtyard and lose your breath (and voice, because ‘shhhh!’ it’s a library) while walking through the Bates Hall reading room.

 

The Lookout Rooftop at the Envoy Hotel Boston

One of the first roof decks in the Seaport, the Envoy Hotel has become one of the must sip spots during a visit to Boston. Locals and visitors alike fill up the rooftop for cocktails worth the photo and a view of the city that is worth the wait. Come for post-work drinks, a birthday celebration, a bachelorette activity, or just because it’s a Tuesday. Here during the winter? Book a party in one of their igloos for the ultimate content experience.

 

'BOSTON' Sign at Government Center

Placed in a high traffic area of Boston’s work and tourist locations, these large letters have become a feed-worthy staple. Snap a photo before visiting the Sam Adam’s Taproom.

 

Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market

Located in the historic heart of Boston, this marketplace welcomes groups to walk through history and experience one of New England’s #1 destinations. Enjoyed world-renowned street performers, browse dozens of historic and new shops, or visit one of Boston’s first food halls, Quincy Market - the perfect place to grab a quick bite and photo of some of your favorite New England staples. 

 

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