Yes, it is absolutely worth the hype. Known as the most photographed street in the country, Acorn Street embodies everything that is classic New England. From being one of the last cobblestone paved roads around to its ivy-lined brownstones lining the small street, any picture, any angle you take is going to be stellar. We encourage you to explore the other small streets around Beacon Hill as hidden gyms lie everywhere.
Boston Public Library Courtyard
700 Boylston Street
Want to trick your friends into thinking you’re living in an elegant Newport mansion? The courtyard at the Boston Public Library will help you do that. A massive fountain complimented with flourishing, green bushes around its outer edges in the midst of a castle like arena is an absolute Boston staple. There are also tables and chairs around its outer edges inviting you to grab a cup of coffee and a book while you look for your next Instagram post.
Charles River Esplanade
Charles River Esplanade
No matter what the season, you will always capture pure beauty at the Esplanade. Whether it be standing in the middle of a leaf covered path with barren trees in the autumn or a dockside picnic in the heat of the summer, the riverside backdrop is sure to please every time. This is also an essential spot to snap some pictures of the sunset. The purples and blues reflecting off the water with lit up buildings in the background is simply breathtaking.
141 Salem Street
You have definitely seen this building throughout your social media scrolls. At the intersection of Prince Street and Salem Street, Dino’s is centered on a corner offering a symmetrical view like no other. If you stand directly in front of the restaurant front, a V shape forms making it look like the building ascend as far as the eye can see. The teal and brown tones complement each other very well!
565-567 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Color drowns this brick, graffiti covered alleyway that is tucked in the middle of Central Square. It is sheltered by fluorescent pink, yellow, and blue glass panes. With the right combination of light shining through the panes and desired graffiti backdrop, your picture will be impossible for someone to scroll by without showing a little love.
Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum
25 Evans Way
Hidden in the Fenway neighborhood, the Isabella Stuart Gardner museum is a magical place with an unreal private art collection and Venetian inspired courtyard. The landscaping is changed every season so there are plenty of opportunities for insta-worthy photos. Pro tip: every third Thursday of the month, the museums opens late night so you can listen to live music and sip a cocktail while taking in a John Singer Sargent masterpiece.
6 New Street
Taking pictures can be especially exhausting if you are walking all around the city. If you’re looking to sit down and cool down, but also want to help your feed flourish, you can grab a bite to eat and drink at ReelHouse. This harborside spot offers tables outside that can be perfect for you to catch some oceanside snaps. The interior is also as gorgeous as the views outside, featuring navy and hardwood furniture and ivy lining the ceiling.
70 Charles Street
This French cafe and bakery is the coffee shop aesthetic that all Instagrammers dream of. It’s almost like farmhouse chic meets the most elegant spot in Paris. With elegant white tiles lining the floors and counters, you can throw anything into the picture and have the background look perfect. And yes, the coffee and pastries are as delicious as they look.
The Verb Hotel
1271 Boylston Street
Looking for a hipster mix with rock n’ roll aesthetic? The Verb is the spot to be! Donning a plethora of vintage, yet modern memorabilia, this hotel offers a different kind of vibe to the classic, “go-to” Boston photo opps. You can lounge poolside with neon colored umbrellas or sit in their neon yellow couch with vintage music headlines and decor lining the teal colored wall. Think Miami meets Grease!