12 of Boston’s Most Instagrammable Places

Are you looking for Boston’s most instagrammable places? Here are 12 of Boston’s best Instagram worthy spots.

Emma's Edition

Last weekend, Karya and I traveled to Boston for the first time. We’ve been traveling together this past year exploring different cities in the US and building Instagram guides. We both put Boston on our travel bucket list at the beginning of 2019 so we were excited to visit this historic city. We researched, scrolled through Instagram and we decided to visit some of Boston’s Most Instagrammable places.

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Here are 12 of Boston’s Most Instagrammable Places:

1. The Hello Boston Mural at Primark

Primark USA in Downtown Boston

Address: 10 Summer Street Boston MA 02110

Have you ever shopped at Primark before? This Dublin based retailer opened its store in Boston in 2015.  You can find this mural at the entrance of the store. Karya and I picked up a few things at Primark and then snapped some photos on the way out of the store.

Hello boston mural inside Primark - downtown Boston

2. Brattle Book Shop

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Address: 9 West Street Boston MA 02111

The Brattle Book Shop originally opened in 1825. It’s one of the oldest and largest antiquarian book shops in the United States. The bookshop has been owned by the Gloss family since 1949. You can find over 250,000 books, prints, maps, and other products.

One of the coolest thing about the bookshop is the outdoor area where books are sold. You can find discount books between $1 and $5.

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3. Citrus & Salt

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Address: 142 Berkeley Street Boston MA 02116

If you’re looking for an Instagram worthy restaurant in Boston, you have to check out Citrus & Salt. The pink walls, the lights, the chairs, and even the bathrooms are adorable. This coastal Mexican restaurant was one of my favorite food stops in Boston.

Karya and I stopped here for a late lunch. We grabbed chips, guacamole, and lobster tacos. The food was delicious! Just a warning though – this restaurant gets really busy on the weekends. We highly recommend setting up a reservation if you plan to go between Friday-Sunday.

I also recommend stopping by the bathrooms! One bathroom has really dark skull wallpaper and the other bathroom has this fun decal on the mirror plus this white skull/floral wallpaper.

4. The Revolution Hotel

coworking space inside of the Revolution Hotel - Boston Instagrammable Places

Address: 40 Berkeley St, Boston, MA 02116

During my weekend in Boston, I collaborated and stayed with the Revolution Hotel. I absolutely loved the co-working space at the lower level of the hotel. I also loved the white telephone, typewriters, and other machine and Knick knacks installment on the lobby.

Lobby of revolution hotel - Boston's Most Instagrammable Places - Boston Hotels

5. Boston Public Library

Bates Hall inside Boston Library

Address: 700 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116

The Boston Public Library was established in 1848 as the first free municipal library in America. While the original building of the Boston Public Library was a school house, a new location was commissioned in 1854. In 1858, the BPL opened its doors at 55 Boylston Street. The library was relocated and reopened at the corner of Boylston and Dartmouth in 1880.

Bates Hall is the iconic reading room on the second floor of the Boston Public Library. The room is named in honor of a London merchant banker Joshua Bates. He donated $100,000 to the library in 1852. I would recommend checking out Bates Hall and the outdoor courtyard!

Boston Public Library - Courtyard - things to see in Boston

6. Acorn Street

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Address: Acorn Street Boston MA 01208

If you’re looking for one of the best photo spots in Boston, I recommend stopping by Beacon Hill and checking out Acorn Street. This adorable street is one of the few places to have actual cobblestones on the street. In the 19th century, this street was home to artisans and trades people.

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7. Louisburg Square

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Address: 10 Louisburg Square 01208

Just up the street from Acorn Street is Louisburg Square. The square was named after the 1745 Battle of Louisbourg. The Greek revival homes in the square housed the upper class in Beacon Hill in the 19th century.

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8. Faneuil Hall Market Place

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Address: 206 S Market Boston MA 01209

Can you believe Fanuil Hall opened in the mid 1700s? Boston’s wealthiest merchant Peter Faneuil built the marketplace as a gift to Boston. Today there are four major areas that create Faneuil Hall: the Quincy Market (where this dome is located), North Market, South Market, and of course Faneuil Hall.

If you’re looking for a place to eat or shop, I recommend stopping by Faneuil Hall!

Faneuil Hall - Quincy Market

9. Café Susu in Suitsupply

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Address: 240A Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116

If you’re looking for an Instagrammable coffee shop in Boston, I highly recommend stopping by Café Susu in the basement of Suitsupply. I was so excited when I found this spot on Yelp.

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Karya and I ended up grabbing avocado salmon toast and tea for breakfast Sunday morning. We came right at 10:30am when they opened and had about 10-15 min to ourselves to take photos while we waited for our food.

10. Isabella Gardner Museum

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Address: 25 Evans Way Boston MA 02115

The Isabella Gardner Museum was one of my favorite stops in Boston. Isabella began building this museum in 1899 and completed the project in 1901. She personally arranged the works of arts in the first three floors of the museum and lived on the fourth floor.

Isabella had an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures, rare books, and other art pieces. You can learn more about Isabella’s history on the museum website.

Isabella Gardner Museum - Boston's Most Instagram Worthy Spots

11. Mapparium in the Mary Baker Eddy Library

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Address: 200 Massachusetts Ave Boston MA 02115

Full disclosure – you CANNOT take photos inside the giant globe of the Mapparium. They do have a selfie wall you can take photos in front of. I still wanted to include Mapparium on the list because it was such a cool experience to step into a massive glass globe with a map of the 1930s.

12. Boston Public Gardens

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Address: 4 Charles Street Boston MA 02116

I didn’t realize that the Boston Public Gardens included the Boston Common, the Public Garden (one of the oldest botanical gardens in the US), and the Commonwealth Avenue Mall. Karya and I walked over the bridge and got to enjoy the last of the fall colors all around the park.

I hope you found this list of Boston’s most instagrammable places helpful!

What other places would you recommend seeing in Boston?

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Thank you for reading!



Photos: Karya Schanilec


  1. November 21, 2019 / 10:34 am

    Oh I loved getting to know Boston through your photos. The city has so much character!

  2. April 20, 2020 / 10:29 pm

    Great Blog!Wow. This looks like an exhaustive guide to instagrammable places in Boston. I never knew so much about it… I loved your photos! I would surely want to explore it.

  3. Jordan
    October 20, 2020 / 4:11 pm

    Awesome article. Thanks for sharing!

  4. November 23, 2020 / 4:39 pm

    Thank you for sharing! I am going there this weekend and will follow your recommendations. I was looking everywhere on the internet for a list like this one you created. Not only you gave us great ideas of where to take pictures in Boston, but I also loved your photo poses. The perfect combination!

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