Best Photo Spots in Massachusetts

Beacon Hill

All seasons are interesting in Beacon Hill. In April you can enjoy the cherry blossom. In summer, flowers are outside the windows. Fall in New-England is famous for the color of foliage. For Halloween, some streets of Beacon Hill are closed to cars and houses there are decorated. In summer,…

Menemsha – Martha’s Vineyard

This place is an harbor where you can see fishermen arriving by boats to unload lobsters, and you can then eat them in the several shacks. It can’t be more fresh! The place is very nice for photography due to all the boats there and the working fishermen.

Oak Bluff – Martha’s Vineyard

In Oak Bluff you can find a collection of colorful houses. Some of them are gathered in Trinity Park, similarly to an isolated village/community. It is best to go there during the spring/summer. The island of Martha’s Vineyard is full of photographic/touristic of opportunities so if you go there, plan…

Plimoth Plantation

As everywhere you have to buy tickets, avoid the crowded hours of summer. It is like a museum where you have a village of native americans with home and crops; next to it you have replicas of the houses build by the pilgrims. You can talk to people living as…

Stata Center (MIT)

This building was designed by the famous architect Gehry. It is home of several research labs (such as computer science). You can freely walk around, and you can also enter the building. Usually when it is forbidden for tourists to go somewhere, you must use a badge and you won’t…

Old Sturbridge Village

Since this place is in New England, the best place to go is late September during the foliage period. By going at that time, in addition of making nice pictures of the place by itself, you will have the red-orange-yellow colors in the trees. I would bring a wide-angle lens…

Charles River

All along the river there are plenty of nice photographic spots. You can exit the metro at Charles/MGH, walk in the esplanade, cross the river whenever you want. Depending on the season, the river may be entirely frozen, full of boats or rowing crues.