Boston has some beautiful and unique spots which every photographer needs to capture. There are stunning buildings, parks, shops, restaurants, and more. Here are some unique spots in Boston which I recommend photographing:
#1 – Brattle Book Shop
Brattle Book Shop is a hidden gem of Boston. You can easily walk by it if you don’t know where it is. The book shop is absolutely beautiful and should be on the list of anyone visiting Boston. Brattle Book Shop was established in 1825 and is one of America’s oldest and largest antiquarian book shops. Today, the book shop operates three floors of indoor space and an outdoor lot. They buy and sell books every day from 9-5.
#2 - Acorn Street
Acorn Street in Beacon Hill is often referred to as “The most photographed street in the country.” Acorn Street absolutely lives up to the hype as it is so breathtakingly beautiful. The street has so much charm with the cobblestones and beautiful brick homes. Visitors are urged to avoid driving on the street and walking on the street. But, it is definitely worth checking out from the entrances!
#3 - Citgo Sign
The Citgo Sign is one of the most iconic landmarks of Boston. The double-faced sign overlooks Kenmore Square in Boston and it was installed in 1940. The sign can also be seen over Fenway Park’s Green Monster. The picture above was taken from the David Ortiz Bridge.
#5 - Chinatown Gate
Boston’s Chinatown is the third-largest in the United States and the gate to is not to be missed. The beautiful gate was given to the City of Boston by China in 1974. It was ultimately installed in 1981 once the City of Boston figured out how to pay for the installation. Since then, the Chinatown Gate has been a Boston landmark!
#6 - Rouvalis Flowers & Gardens
There are so many beautiful spots in Beacon Hill and Rouvalis Flowers & Gardens is one of the greatest. The flower shop has been around for over 40 years and it is absolutely beautiful during all seasons. If you’re looking for the most beautiful flower shop and flowers in Boston, check out Rouvalis Flowers & Gardens!
#7 - Fan Pier Boston
Fan Pier Park is one of the latest and greatest additions to Boston. The park includes beautifully landscaped green space right along the water offering tables and benches, a lookout terrace, and fire pits. Also, if you are looking for a great skyline view, head over to Fan Pier Park in the Seaport!
#8 - Philip G. Bowker Overpass "Boston Strong Bridge"
In April 2016, the words “Boston Strong” were written on the Philip G. Bowker Overpass which carries cars over Commonwealth Avenue. Boston Strong has been a very important phrase for Bostonians after the 2013 Marathon Bombing. The bridge is located right at the 25.5 mile mark along the Boston Marathon route. Grab a beautiful photo of the bridge with the Prudential Building behind it.
#9 - Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park
Christopher Columbus Waterfront Park is a great Boston park that is a short walk from the North End. The park features a pretty rose garden, beautiful views of the waterfront, and a great playground. In the summer, it is a great spot for a picnic and in the winter there are beautiful lights along the archways.
#10 - Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum
The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum is an absolute gem. The home which houses today’s museum was built in 1903 by Isabella Stewart Gardner (1840–1924), an American art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. The home is absolutely beautiful and it was designed to emulate a 15th-century Venetian palace. What is just as impressive is the art collection within the home which features significant examples of European, Asian, and American art. Pictured above is the courtyard.
#11 - Massachusetts State House
#12 - George Washington Statue
The George Washington Statue in Boston’s Public Garden is an extremely impressive sculpture standing 22 feet tall on top of a 16-foot pedestal. The statue stands in the Public Garden right by the Arlington Street entrance.
#13 - Armenian Heritage Park
Armenian Heritage Park is a memorial park dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide. The park is located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway between Faneuil Hall and the Christopher Columbus Park. The park has many great features including abstract sculptures, a reflecting pool, and a grass labyrinth.
#14 - Zakim Bridge
The Leonard P. Zakim Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge completed in 2003 across the Charles River in Boston, Massachusetts. To get the same view of the Zakim Bridge as pictured above, head to Paul Revere Park in Charlestown!
#15 - Frances Appleton Bridge
The Frances Appleton Bridge is a pedestrian bridge which opened in August 2018. The bridge, which crosses Storrow Drive, is named in recognition of the celebrated courtship and marriage of Frances “Fanny” Appleton and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, after whom an adjacent larger bridge is named. The bridge costed an estimated $12.5 million to construct and it is well worth checking out!
#16 - Trinity Church
Trinity Church in the City of Boston, located in the Back Bay of Boston, Massachusetts, is a parish of the Episcopal Diocese of Massachusetts. The church and parish house were designed by Henry Hobson Richardson and construction took place from 1872 to 1877.
#17 - Boston Public Library
The Boston Public Library on Bolyston Street was built in December 1854. The original library held seventy thousand volumes. Today, the Boston Public Library contains approximately 24 million volumes, and electronic resources, making it the third largest public library in the United States. Pictured above is Bates Hall.
#18 - Swan Pond
The Swan Pond is located in the Boston Public Garden. The Swan Pond features the famous Swan Boats, ducks, swans, and a beautiful footbridge. The Swan Boats have been operating since 1870 and in 2011 they were designated a Boston landmark.