16 Most Instagrammable Places in Boston (and where to find them)

Boston is the capital city of Massachusets, and one of the oldest cities in the US. Founded by English settlers, it became a colonial boomtown, and a stage for some of the key events in the Americans’ fight for independence.

Today, Boston is a vibrant cultural and learning hub, following a tradition that was set since the 19th century. Between Harvard, the Red Sox stadium and seafood restaurants, there are lots of instagrammable places in Boston that are worthy of your time. Discover all of them with Stasher!

1. Boston Common

Boston Common is one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in the US. Visit during the spring and summer months for a picnic or during the winter to try your skills in the ice skating rink nearby.

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2. Public Garden

This 19th-century park is famous for its verdant grounds, idyllic boat rides, and spoiled squirrels! It won’t be hard to snap a photo with one, as they are usually eating. According to locals, they prefer almonds over anything else, so come prepared!

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3. Fort Point Channel

Fort Point Channel separates downtown Boston from South Boston. The banks are home to several companies and government agencies, as well as nightclubs and museums.

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4. Arnold Arboretum

Arnold Arboretum is an outdoor tree & plant museum that belongs to Harvard University. You can enjoy the park with a guided walking tour or try to find the most instagrammable spots on your own. Visit in Spring for the best experience.

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5. The Esplanade

The Charles River promenade has 3 play areas, multiple docks, sports fields & seasonal events. It was originally called the Boston Embankment and it is a great place for a stroll during the spring or summer.

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6. Fenway Park

The historic home grounds of Boston Red Sox (the pride of the city), is the oldest ballpark in Major League Baseball. Although it is quite small in capacity, the stadium has lived many glorious moments, with the Red Sox winning six of the 11 World Series that took place in it.

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7. Louisburg Square

Prepare for some real glamour shots in this Beacon Hill area, as Louisbourg Square is one of the prettiest and most expensive neighbourhoods in North America. An average home there costs about £10 million, so raid your piggybank if you’re planning on moving there!

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8. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

The original version of the Isabella Steward Gardner Museum building was designed in 1902 by Willard T.Sears. Its architectural style is evocative of a renaissance Venetian palace. The new building was built in 2012 by the famous architect Renzo Piano. The collection of the museum includes artworks from all over the world.

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9. Faneuil Hall

This shopping centre is one of the most visited tourist spots in Boston, with many stores, restaurants and cafes in its premises. Since the 18th century, it has been a meeting place and the site where many prominent figures of the American Revolution gave speeches.

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10. Monument Square

The Monument Square district is a bit far off Boston’s centre and marks the site of the 1775 Battle of Bunker Hill.

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11. Copley Square

Named after the painter John S. Copley, this public square is surrounded by cultural institutions and art centres.

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12. Beacon Hill

Beacon Hill is one of the most instagrammable places in Boston, with its Victorian Houses and posh streets. In the area, you will find many antique shops and the imposing Massachusetts State House.

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13. Boston Harbor Islands

This group of 34 islands located near the port of Boston are largely uninhabited, but there are frequent tours departing the harbour every day. Unsurprisingly, they offer some rare Instagram opportunities for travellers.

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14. Christian Science Center

The reflecting pool outside the home of the Church of Christ, Scientist is a breathtaking Insta opportunity, no matter your religious beliefs.

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15. Commonwealth Avenue Mall

Don’t expect to shop around here! This idyllic verdant avenue running all the way from the Public Garden to the Fens. Part of it was designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted, the man responsible for the Central Park in New York City.

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16. Longfellow Bridge

Longfellow Bridge connects Boston’s Beacon Hill neighbourhood with Cambridge, Massachusetts, offering an amazing view of the Boston skyline,

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Store your luggage in Boston with Stasher

Your luggage are not really needed when searching for the most instagrammable places in Boston. Before you set out to your photo adventure, it is best to find a place to leave your bags in Boston. Stasher offers affordable, insured and convenient luggage storage solutions around the city. Keep us in mind when you are around!

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