Capturing Boston's Charm. The Most Photographed Place and Beyond

In a city known for its historical charm and captivating landscapes, few places stand out as prominently in photographs as Acorn Street. Tucked away in the Beacon Hill neighborhood, this narrow cobblestone street with its federal townhomes has become one of Boston's most iconic and frequently photographed spots. In this blog post, we explore the allure of Acorn Street and other picturesque locations near the Newbury Guest House that are sure to satisfy the lens of any photographer.


Acorn Street: A Colonial Gem.

Acorn Street, located a short 12-minute drive or a leisurely 25-minute walk from Newbury Guest House, is a visual feast for those seeking a glimpse into colonial Boston. Lined with well-preserved Greek and Victorian architectural structures, Acorn Street exudes an old-world charm that transports visitors back to the 19th century. Today, the row houses along Acorn Street are considered prestigious addresses in the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood.


Zakim Bridge.

Capture the iconic Zakim Bridge, a landmark that played a significant role in Boston's Big Dig, from various vantage points.


Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.

Immerse yourself in history and photograph the compelling exhibits at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum.


Fan Pier.

Enjoy the most iconic view of Boston from Fan Pier, offering breathtaking cityscapes perfect for photography.


Public Garden.

Established in 1837, the Public Garden is the oldest public botanical garden in the U.S. Capture the beauty of its landscapes year-round.


Commonwealth Avenue Mall.

Stroll through the French boulevard-style Comm Ave Mall in the Back Bay, photographing mansions and statues that line the path.


Copley Square.

Formerly known as Art Square, Copley Square boasts beautiful Victorian brownstones, showcasing the elegance of Boston's Back Bay neighborhood.


Boston Harborwalk.

Explore the exquisite waterfront landscape along the Boston Harborwalk, a popular location for captivating photography.


Staying at the Newbury Guest House provides the perfect opportunity to explore these photogenic gems, as all these locations are within walking distance. Whether you're drawn to the colonial charm of Acorn Street or the panoramic views from Fan Pier, the Newbury Guest House serves as a convenient and delightful home base for capturing the essence of Boston through your lens. Plan your stay, immerse yourself in the city's beauty, and create lasting memories through the art of photography.