The 9 Best Places to Photograph in Boston

Boston is full of history and incredible for photography. From colonial houses to beautiful greenery Boston is full of places to photograph. When traveling I love to visit all of the “Instagrammable” spots. Downtown Boston is a blast to explore since it has so much to see in such a small area.

Here are the best places to photograph in Boston, Massachusetts:

1. Acorn Street

Acorn Street By Yanan.aurora
Acorn Street by @yanan.aurora

Probably one of the most iconic streets in the United States; Acorn street features an incredible cobbled street. Lined with beautiful houses you’ll feel like you stepped into back in time.

Preferably visit after rain to get the full effect of the cobblestone street in your photo.

Acorn Street on Google Maps

2. Boston Public Library

Main Hall of the Boston Public Library
Bates Hall of the Boston Public Library

Bates Hall in the Boston public library has stunning coffered ceiling. Best of all it’s free to enter, just keep quiet when you’re in Bates Hall since people are likely working and reading.

Boston Public Library on Google Maps

3. Beacon Hill Neighborhood

It’s hard to resist the stunning row houses in the Beacon Hill neighborhood.

Beacon Hill on Google Maps

4. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is full of art and a fantastic courtyard.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum on Google Maps

5. Boston Public Garden

The Boston Public Garden is located in the heart of Boston and is loaded with 600 different types of trees and plenty of flowers. Just a great place to relax and to take photos on a sunny day. In the center of the park is a statue of George Washington riding a horse.

Boston Public Garden on Google Maps

6. Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park

Another park you can’t miss in Boston is the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park. Great to visit when the rose garden is in full bloom.

Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park on Google Maps

7. Leonard P. Zakim Bridge

Leonard P Zakim Bridge By Chris Rocco
Leonard P. Zakim Bridge by @chrisrocco

One of Boston’s most unique structures is the Leonard P. Zakim Bridge. With its unique suspension system you’ll want to get a photo of it lit up at night. There is a walking path through it but you’ll most likely want to explore to find the best angle.

Leonard P. Zakim Bridge on Google Maps

8. Bunker Hill Monument

Very similar to the Washington Monument in DC you can see the Bunker Hill Monument poking over the houses in northern Boston. Plus if you climb the 294 steps to the top you can get scenic views of Boston.

Bunker Hill Monument on Google Maps

9. Fan Pier Park

Fan Pier Park Night Boston Skyline
Boston Skyline from Fan Pier Park

Fan Pier Park is a great spot to get a view of the Boston skyline at night. It’s fun to work with the angles especially with the massive chain running down the pier.

Fan Pier Park on Google Maps

If I’m missing something amazing in Boston let us know in the comments! I hope you have a great trip!

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