Our Favorite Insta-Worthy Photo Spots in Boston

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For those travelers who find satisfaction in finding the most photo-envy spots, we’ve got a treat in store for you. Boston, Massachusetts is a city chock-full of awe-inspiring architecture and stunning city vistas. It’s safe to say the avid Instagrammer will be in photo-heaven while milling about town.

Now that summer is in full swing, and the weather is conducive for flirty dresses and laid-back style, let’s discuss some of the absolute best spots to snap a few envy-inducing pics around Beantown.

Best Photo Spots in Boston

Public Garden

By far one of the most enchanting spots in all of Boston, the Public Garden is a beautiful public outdoor garden that can be strolled through anytime. Feed the ducks, smell the flowers, and snap a few photos on a perfect sunny, summer day.

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

Aside from being utterly photo-perfect, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is one of Boston’s cultural gems. Best described as a Venetian Palazzo, the home of Isabella Stewart Gardner is one filled with enchanting artistic treasures, and leaves one feeling inspired and full of wonder for this crazy thing called life. Snap a photo in the stunning courtyard, or wherever else tickles your fancy.

Trinity Church

Located in the picturesque Back Bay of Boston lies one of the most visually appealing churches, Trinity Church. The building was created in its very own style, which has since been referred to as Richardsonian Romanesque Architecture, named after the architect of the building, Henry Hobson Richardson. It features rounded arches, massive towers, stunning murals, stained glass windows, and many more lovely features.

State House

Few backdrops scream pomp and circumstance more than a gold-domed building. This is exactly the scene you will find at the Boston State House, one of the most lavish buildings in the city.


Once again, another aesthetically pleasing gem within Boston’s Back Bay. This time, though, the Insta-appeal lies more within its interior. Storyville is an exciting blend of speakeasy and nightclub, featuring a seductive and sinful ambiance and decor.

Beacon Hill

The moment you step out onto the brick roads that makeup Beacon Hill, your hand will reach for your phone ready to capture its magic. By far one of the most picturesque and quaint neighborhoods in existence, Beacon Hill is quite possibly the most Insta-worthy spot in all of Boston. Acorn Hill is the street most known for photos, but it won’t be hard to find a quiet, peaceful, and perfect spot for your picture.

Copley Square Hotel

One of Boston’s most historic hotels, nearly every bit of Copley Square Hotel is photo-worthy. Snap a few photos outside the building to capture the classic Boston exterior, including beautiful exposed stone. Head inside to enjoy the elegant decor, a mixture of timelessness and modern aesthetics.

John Hancock Tower

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Towering over Boston at 790 feet is the iconic John Hancock Tower, and this building alone offers a plethora of photo-ops. Attempt to capture its magnitude from the outside, or pop inside to eat at one of the many restaurants and explore the many different floors.

These Insta-photo spots are merely the tip of the iceberg of what’s available in Boston. You won’t have to try hard to find those perfect spots, and more likely than not you’ll find your favorites in the most unassuming places. We hope you enjoy your Boston adventure and return home with more than enough photos to post for weeks to come!

To be near all of the best photo spots, we recommend staying in or near Copley Square, and of course, we recommend Copley Square Hotel, specifically!


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