Given its history and age, Boston brims with spots worthy of digital immortality—and these 10 look particularly worthy in the springtime.
America’s oldest public park (est. 1634) is a no-brainer. It is full itself of Instagrammable features itself, including notable monuments and the Frog Pond.
Boston Public Garden
The botanic wonder next to Boston Common contains—as one would expect—splendorous fauna and flowers. Toward the end of spring, too, you will likely catch a swan boat—or an actual swan—in your shot.
America’s oldest major-league ballpark, home of the defending World Series champs. Enough said.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway
The famed 1.5-mile linear park born of the Big Dig has attractions galore and also boasts some enviable vantages for capturing fantastic angles on Boston’s diverse architecture.
Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
Unsurprisingly perhaps, the museum’s interior is one of the most beautiful in Boston.
This one is bucket-list Instagram in any season. Beacon Hill’s Acorn has been called the most beautiful street in America, what with its narrowness, its cobblestones, and its federal townhouses lining either side.
Franklin Park Zoo
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A lunch date like no other Come face-to-face with #FPZoo’s tallest residents this summer during daily giraffe encounters at 1:30 p.m. — you’ll even have the opportunity to feed them a healthy snack! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tickets are $5 each and must be purchased online in advance. Encounters are weather-permitting. Learn more and book your spot today at franklinparkzoo.org
One of the best urban zoos in the nation is also unsurprisingly one of the best Instagram shots, particularly in the brighter colors of spring. The surrounding Franklin Park—and its surrounding neighborhoods—are wonderful fodder as well.
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The 281-acre, Harvard-owned Arnold Arboretum overflows with plant and tree life, a natural backdrop in the literal and figurative senses.
Instagram from where the British empire peaked in the Americas. Monument Square surrounds the Bunker Hill memorial to the 1775 battle of the same name and offers not only an amazing backdrop but a superb vantage for Boston Harbor shots and shots of Charlestown’s most charming streets.
Boston Harbor Islands
The state and national site unfolds over 34 islands and inland parks, presenting plenty of options for the perfect shot of a lighthouse, the Boston skyline, wildlife, Boston Harbor, a flock of seagulls, etc.