The Most Instagrammable Spots in Boston

Boston is no doubt a very photogenic city. There are so many different neighborhoods to explore, each with its own aesthetic. When I first came to Boston, I was captivated by the immense concrete jungle whose gray exterior seemed perfect to me. Within days I was finding places like Beacon Hill, Newbury Street, Downtown Crossing, and Faneuil Hall that solidified my love for Boston. You just know when a city speaks to you. All that’s left to do is share that with the rest of the world via social media.

I visited a bunch of spots and tested their ability to make an awesome shot, so you don’t have to. Here are the ultimate places to snap a stunning photo in Boston.

1. Boston Harbor

The lighting here is so perfect that it basically makes the picture. The colors of the sky and water create such a great backdrop. The boats and seagulls add to the candid look that enhances this photo destination.

2. Boston Public Library

Obviously, the Boston Public Library is an awesome study spot, but don’t forget your camera if you want a quick study break! Bates Hall has rows of tables with antique looking green lamps and there’s a gorgeous courtyard outside, pictured above.

3. Acorn Street

This spot located in the Beacon Hill neighborhood is so unique. The road is cobblestones; watch your step. Acorn St. is completely picturesque with the brick buildings that hug the narrow street.

4. Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market

Faneuil Hall and Quincy Market are clearly major spots to visit in Boston. They live up to their reputation because they are so full of life. There are vendors to explore and endless options for grabbing a bite to eat. Almost every spot at this location makes for an awesome photo.

5. Newbury Street

Newbury Street shops are to die for. Essentially, any place on this long shopping and dining street is a photo op. The view of boutiques, salons, and restaurants behind you will add an element to your pictures that makes others want to explore the area as well.

6. Chinatown

The entrance to Chinatown is marked by the Chinatown Gate, pictured here. It’s a great spot to snap a shot because its massive size creates a contrast between the person in the picture and the gate.

7. Downtown Crossing

Downtown Crossing, specifically Primark, where the “Hello Boston” sign is housed, really embodies the city. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but you really only need two for this one!

Next time you’re looking for a spot to explore, consider this list of aesthetically pleasing destinations. Make a day of it and hit them all! Your Instagram account will thank you later.

P.S. Follow me on Instagram @sonjakc19 to see more pictures like this!


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