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Polcari’s Coffee – North End

There are several things you immediately notice upon entering Polcari’s Coffee in Boston’s North End: the strong scent of coffee beans and the potent aroma of a variety of different spices. This adorable shop is like a time-capsule with its old-world charm preserved from a bygone era—from its creaky wooden floors to glass jars filled…

Backstory behind Back Bay’s Magnolia Trees

Whose idea was it to welcome spring in Back Bay with pink tulip magnolias along Commonwealth Ave? Here’s the backstory: Laura Dwight was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1899 and moved to Boston as an adult. She was a feisty resident who lived in an apartment on Comm. Ave with no garden. Over the years,…

Garden Street in Beacon Hill

Discover Beacon Hill on a PhotoWalks Boston Tour. Walking along its picturesque streets is an immersion into a charming 19th-century English-inspired neighborhood with limitless photo opportunities. Beacon Hill is home to the most photographed street in Boston and has hidden gems in unexpected places. Learn how to capture amazing pictures and discover its fascinating history….

Beacon Hill’s Charming Flower Shop

Hello, Everyone…I hope you and your family are safe, healthy and making the best of this unprecedented time. The whole world is experiencing challenges like never before. The global pandemic has disrupted our lives in ways we didn’t think could be possible. Two months ago, we didn’t hear the words, “social distancing” or “flattening the…

Boston’s Wang Theatre

PhotoWalks has teamed up with Boch Center Tours to provide a private photo tour of the Wang Theatre on Sunday, March 8 from 1 pm-3 pm. (The first tour on Jan. 26, 2020 sold out!) If you’ve ever wanted to view how beautiful the Wang Theatre is without the crowds, this exclusive PhotoWalks tour combines history, art…

Beacon Hill’s Storied Past

Boston’s Beacon Hill is an upscale 19th-century neighborhood lined with picturesque streets, brick sidewalks, antique gas lamps lit 24 hours a day, lovely doors and unique door knockers, hidden houses, beautiful flowers spilling out of window boxes and boot scrapers on the doorsteps. It’s a National Historic District that is approximately one square mile with…

Las Vegas Comes to Boston

Looking for a fun, exciting experience after a Photo Walks tour? Head over to the new Encore Hotel and experience Boston’s Las Vegas! Photo ops at every turn—from the lush grounds with 800 trees surrounded by colorful flowers to the impeccable, elegant interior. Accessible by car, boat, bus, train, bike, Uber or Lyft. Stats: ■…

Travel Back in Time on the Freedom Trail

🇺🇸 The Freedom Trail. What’s it all about? Ask longtime MA residents about Boston’s Freedom Trail and they’ll recall memories of a school field trip. Many people think the city’s famous red-lined path starting from the Boston Common and winding its way to Charlestown has been around…