Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill
Massachusetts State House on Beacon Hill

7 Special Spots to Snap a Picture Perfect Photo in Boston

Four true seasons, award-winning sports teams, and important American history are just a few of the things that make Boston, Massachusetts feel so magical. Its famous spirit is a perfect match for its adored scenes and views, which range from local culture and incredible architecture to gorgeous geography. Here are seven picture perfect places where you can snap a photo that’ll capture the classic beauty of one of New England’s most treasured gems.

    1. Beacon Hill. We’ve heard that Acorn Street in Beacon Hill is said to be the most photographed place in the United States and we’re not surprised at all. The charming brick buildings are decorated with flower boxes and flags, and the cobblestone street and subtle sloping hills are the epitome of northeastern charm.
    2. Fenway Park. America’s oldest and most beloved ballpark, Fenway Park offers unparalleled photo ops that range from the gorgeous green (both the field and the Green Monster wall) to summer sunsets that come paired with a sliver of the city’s skyline. Take an official tour of the park to snap the ultimate photo; they’re available year round and a surefire way to score a shot without wild sports fans popping into your frame.
Fenway Park Boston, Massachusetts
Fenway Park
    1. The Top of the Prudential. Travel 50 stories to the Skywalk at the top of Prudential for a bird’s eye view of Boston, which counts the John Hancock tower, Fenway Park Charles River, Cambridge, and Harvard University. On a clear day, you can see up to 100 miles! When you’re done ogling the sights, stroll the shops in the Prudential Center. With more than 75 stores, you might head home with more than just a great photo.
    2. Boston Public Garden. All four of Boston’s seasons will serve as a beautiful backdrop at the Public Garden, which displays everything from spring blooms to fall foliage and the beautiful, snowy scenes of winter.
    3. Charles River Esplanade. Unwind with a walk along the waterfront, where you can snap pictures from a path adored by locals and visitors alike. You’ll be able to capture the Charles River in all its glory, along with pictures that showcase Cambridge and Harvard University along the water. The bright colors in autumn make the views look especially picturesque.
Charles River
  1. The North End.Forget parking in this part of town for a couple of reasons: first, the narrow streets and lack of spaces make it nearly impossible; second, you’ll definitely want to explore this historic part of town on foot! Home to some of the Boston’s oldest residential history (it dates back nearly 400 years to 1630), this half of a square mile is dotted with businesses and eateries everywhere you look. You’ll love to capture the mouthwatering scenes as they unfold; especially those that include the neighborhood’s famous Italian cuisine, and the crowds that line up to enjoy it.
  2. The Isabella Gardner Museum. Once you’ve crossed the Museum of Fine Arts and Museum of Contemporary Art off your list (both are must-sees!), head to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum for a culture fix. The courtyard gardens are worthy of a visit alone; you’ll love the tile walls and wide array of plants and flowers alongside them. Another bonus? This spot is usually far less packed than some of the city’s best-known museums.

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Krista Gray

Krista Gray

Krista Gray is a web producer and freelance writer who lives in San Francisco. When she's not working with clients through her company GoldSquare, she loves reading, traveling and learning new things.