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Finding a more picture perfect city than Boston is difficult. Its rich history and outstanding architecture have made it a favorite for shutterbugs since the invention of the camera. You’ll find trendy neighborhoods mixed with the charm and wonder of years past. Check out these seven most Instagrammable spots to visit in Boston
- The Freedom Trail
You can’t visit Boston without walking the famous Freedom Trail. This 3-mile path winds between the top historical monuments and sites that were essential to creating the Boston that you see today. You’ll make your way through Boston Common as well as the old cemeteries that are the final resting grounds of John Hancock, Paul Revere, and Samuel Adams. Old South Meeting House is along the Freedom Trail as well as the site of the Boston Massacre. Document these pivotal sites that helped to shape your freedom on your Insta-feed.
- Boston Public Garden
Known as America’s oldest botanical garden, The Boston Public Garden is part of the Freedom Trail that offers a beautiful reprieve from the busy city. This garden includes many plant varieties as well as the Swan Boats featured in the center of the garden. These boats make for a picture-perfect back drop when the willow trees are leafed out, draping down towards the water. Enjoy a stroll through the 24-acre garden that features and cultivates native plants you’ll see all over the city.
- Boston Public Library
Nothing shows the history and modernization of Boston like the Boston Public Library. Visit this stunning piece of architecture built in the Renaissance Revival style that sits in Copley Square. You’ll find arched windows and doorways mixed with an intricate brick pattern. Steps from the library are the sleek modern buildings of downtown Boston that point to its promising future as part of the elaborate “hub” of New England. Join locals on their lunch break on the lawn in front of the Library.
This beautiful city began as a shipping port that was vital to the community. The recently built HarborWalk has revitalized the port by connecting different parks and access points along the water. Snap a photo at the Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park to capture the gorgeous pergolas draped in wisteria. Continue south for expansive views of the harbor and enjoy the art and cafes along the way. Don’t miss the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. You’ll want a picture of the interactive reenactment of the infamous protest.
- Beacon Hill
Step back in time and wander down the cobblestone streets of Beacon Hill. This neighborhood showcases stunning brick homes that feature both Greek Revival and Federal style architecture. Tree-lined streets welcome you through to Louisburg Square. Beacon hill is also home to the Massachusetts State House, our capital building. Consider changing it up and take black and white photos. Old homes often showcase character in black and white that creates a stunning picture.
- USS Constitution
A trip to Boston wouldn’t be complete without a selfie in front of ‘Old Ironsides.” This true historical treasure is the oldest commissioned warship still afloat. Sign up for a cruise, and you’ll have no trouble filling up your Instagram page. The 45-minute journey begins at the Charleston Navy yard (part of the Freedom Trail) past the Bunker Hill Monument and Old North Church. Get ready to click away.
- Fenway Park
Home to the Boston Red Sox, Fenway Park is the place to catch a game of baseball and try a wide variety of local foods. You’ll find unique dishes that go far beyond typical stadium snacks like lobster mac and bread pudding. Enjoy the hand-operated scoreboard that sits below the infamous Green Monster in left field. Only about 37,000 seats surround the field making game tickets a hot commodity in Boston. Get a picture of the players as well as the food you won’t find at any other major league baseball stadium.
There are plenty of places to snap a picture that will capture your trip to Boston. From historic architecture and monuments to beautiful old gardens, you’ll find much to view and appreciate throughout the city. So smile and say “cheese” or rather “beans” as you share the seven most Instagrammable spots to visit in Boston.
Michelle McMurray is a writer for LawnStarter and shopaholic. She loves all things fashion and design, priding herself on always keeping up with the newest styles in the home and on the runway. She loves to travel and is always seeking a new culinary adventure.