Top 10 Tuesday: Iconic Boston Spots to Photograph

If you didn’t take a picture of Acorn Street, did you really go? No, you did not.

Boston is a beautiful city with a lot of character. From the history to the more modern buildings, you can find it all. But, that also means there is A LOT. Whether you’re a Boston native or just visiting, it can be overwhelming to figure out what spots you should prioritize. Well, if you’re a photographer, you’re in luck, because I have narrowed it down to the top 10 iconic Boston spots to photograph, but by all means, if you have more time, don’t just leave it at these!

Acorn Street

Ok, don’t laugh but I actually haven’t personally made it to Acorn Street to get a photograph, but trust me, it is on the list. Scrolling through any Boston tagged Instagram feed you will no doubt come across a photo of the most photographed street in Boston

This photo of Acorn Street is one of my faves, and while you’re at it, you might as well give @photonicstories a follow because he takes stunning photos of the Boston area.

Boston Public Library

Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library is a visually stunning building and sure to impress. Check out the unique reading room in the McKim Building at the Central branch for some quiet time — and a great photo opportunity!

Reflecting Pool

I think the name really speaks for itself, but the reflecting pool at the Christian Science Center makes for an absolutely stunning photo op.

Fenway Park

If you didn’t go to Fenway, were you even in Boston? Even if you’re not a baseball fan, Fenway is an icon.

Boston Harborwalk

Boston Harbor played a key role in the history of Boston. (Hello, the Boston Tea Party!) Interesting enough, this harbor was considered the “dirtiest harbor in Ameria” about 25 years ago. Now, it’s a stunning attraction and the perfect photo setting (I can so picture a newly married couple having their photos taken here.)

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The Boston Harbor, discovered to Europeans by John Smith in 1614. This harbor is full of history ( it was the site of the Boston Tea Party!) and have been a key part of the New England development and economy. But it's recent history its also intresting. Around 25 years ago was known as the “dirtiest harbor in America.” Today, it’s a" Great Jewel", you can even swim in it. An environmental success story! Some things to do around here are: The New England Acuarium, Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum, USS Constitution Museum, Boston Harborwalk, Boston Harbor Cruises (they have Whale Watch cruises!!!) and more. ​. . . #bostondotcom #HowToBoston #cityscapeboston #BostonUSA #prettycitiesboston #IGersBoston #igboston #igbostontravelers #igbostonhoods #getlost #watchthisinstagood #instagood10k #visualsoflife #ig_world_colors #wanderlust #vol5k #boston #massachusetts #bostonharbor #bostonharborcruises #newengland #newenglandaquarium #teapartymuseum

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

As with all Boston locations, this stunning oasis in the middle of the city comes with a backstory. Isabella Stewart Gardner was a wealthy intellect and is known as being a leading American art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. She founded the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston in 1903.

Charles River Esplanade

This three-mile path located in Boston’s Back Bay is the perfect location for people to walk, run or just lay out in the sun. Beginning near the Museum of Science and heading toward the Boston University Bridge, you can see quite a bit of the city just on this three-mile stretch.

Harvard Square

I honestly wish I went to Harvard just because of the location. Nevermind the fact that it’s a prestigious Ivy League… Harvard Square is home to many a college student and quirky cafes, so you certainly won’t find yourself with a lack of options.

Boston Public Garden

The Boston Public Garden is a beautiful area to get away from the busy streets. Located directly in the heart of Boston, this park is one of the first botanical gardens in the United States. Boston, a city of firsts, amiright?

Faneuil Hall

Faneuil Hall is home to soooo many delicious restaurants. Honestly, I still haven’t gone through them all, but I am working on it. On top of these great eats are the stunning photo ops. Seriously, Boston architecture is my favorite.

What are your favorite Boston spots to photography? Share them in the comments below!

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    • Thank you! I would definitely recommend a visit if you ever get the chance. This city has so much character.

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