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Boston’s most Instagrammable locations in the spring

10 sites where you can capture America’s oldest major city in full bloom

A large statue of a man on horseback is in the background and in the foreground are colorful flowers. Jorge Salcedo/Shutterstock

Given its history and age, Boston brims with spots worthy of digital immortality—and these 10 look particularly worthy in the springtime.


Boston Common

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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.

Fenway Park

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.

Acorn Street

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

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.

Arnold Arboretum

The 281-acre, Harvard-owned Arnold Arboretum overflows with plant and tree life, a natural backdrop in the literal and figurative senses.

Monument Square

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.