Top 10 Most Instagrammable Places in Boston
Looking for the best photo spots to take pictures in Boston? PhotoWalks Tours will take you to the most Instagrammable places in the city. Explore the photo ops in charming old neighborhoods, see iconic architectural landmarks and scenic locations that make great content on Instagram as well as souvenirs of Boston.
Boston has come a long way since its beginnings as a peninsula with three hills and newly arrived English immigrants settling in 1630. Fast forward to 2010. Instagram quickly becomes a social media platform making it possible for shutterbugs to instantly share and post pictures with family, friends and followers around the world in seconds.
Here are the Top 10 Most Instagrammable Places in Boston:
1) Acorn Street is one of the most anticipated stops on a PhotoWalks Beacon Hill tour or Highlights of Boston tour. This quaint little street has a 19th-century ambiance, colorful flowers in window boxes in spring and summer, as well as antique gas lamps. The narrow brick sidewalks embrace the eye-catching cobblestones running up and down a street that had mesmerized visitors near and far.
2) Rouvalis Flowers is one of my personal favorite Instagram spots in Boston. Tucked on one of the most scenic corners of Beacon Hill, it reminds me of a European flower shop. It’s always a nice surprise to see Rouvalis’ ever-changing colorful flowers and plants displayed outside its lovely storefront. Step inside and the scent of fresh, exotic flowers is literally breathtaking.
3) Beacon Hill Books and Cafe is the newest resident at 71 Charles St. This adorable independent bookstore opened its doors on Sept. 30, 2022. It has attracted locals and visitors from all over the world. It’s easy to see why…just look at the impeccably-designed, whimsical rooms filled with books and cozy seating areas on each of the four floors that are so Insta-worthy. And the garden-level cafe? It’s a sight to behold.
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4) Boston Public Library is an architectural gem in Copley Square in Back Bay. The PhotoWalks Boston’s Architectural Landmarks tour takes you inside a library that resembles a European museum, with its Renaissance Revival interior design, Roman-inspired courtyard and exquisite artwork on the second and third floors. Bates Hall is the impressive reading room that is one of the highlights on a visit to one of the oldest libraries in America.
5) Copley Square is one of the most Instagrammable spots in Boston. It is embraced by four of the city’s iconic architectural landmarks: the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, Fairmont Copley PlazaHotel and the tallest building in New England that’s still known as the John Hancock Tower by residents, but it’s official name is now 200 Clarendon Street.
6) Boston Public Garden is one of the best places to take pictures. Capture the scenic views throughout the 24 acres of the oldest flower garden in America. Spring brings colorful tulips in the carefully curated flowerbeds, while summer offers tropical plants and a variety of flowers. The famous Swan Boats sail around the lagoon from April to September. The Boston Public Garden is one of the stops on the Highlights of Boston tour and the PhotoWalks Boston’s Architectural Landmarks tour.
7) Commonwealth Avenue Mall is a tree-lined promenade in Back Bay surrounded by 19th century Victorian row houses. Each of the eight blocks in the French-inspired neighborhood has public art related to people with Boston ties. Lush green trees form a natural canopy over the walkway in spring, summer and fall. Holiday lights are wrapped around the bare branches on the trees in winter and create a magical and festive ambiance from December to March.
8) Boston’s Theatre District on Washington Street is abuzz with Broadway shows, the Boston Ballet and many other performances. As one of the most energetic areas of Boston during the day and at night, Instagrammable street photography shots are at every turn.
9) Fenway Park is home to the Boston Red Sox. The oldest baseball stadium in America opened in 1912 and still retains characteristics of a bygone era. Walk around the outside of “America’s Most Beloved Ballpark and capture Instagrammable pictures on Causeway Street or along the David Ortiz Bridge.
10) Longfellow Bridge connects Boston to Cambridge. Opened in 1906, the steel rib arched bridge is nicknamed the “salt and pepper bridge” due to the shape of the central stone towers. Pedestrians, bikers and photographers enjoy walking along the Boston side of the bridge for spectacular views of the Back Bay skyline with the Charles River in the foreground.