1. The Pink House, Plum Island
Local lore is rich with stories about how this picturesque pink house came to stand by itself on the marsh in 1925. The real story of an ill-fated marriage is less salacious than the rumors, but this legendary house, vacant for 15 years, has a undeniable lonely beauty that has drawn many a passerby to pull over and capture the sight.
2. Colby Farm Sunflowers, Newbury
Every summer, the fields at Colby Farm are carpeted in brilliant sunflowers that offer a joyous backdrop for family photos and social media selfies. Warning: The lines to enter can get long.
3. Halibut Point, Rockport
Some of the best natural drama on the North Shore can be found at Halibut Point, where sheer granite walls plummet into a water-filled quarry. The artifacts of industry set against the natural beauty of the Cape Ann coast make for unique and stunning pics.
4. Hammond Castle Museum, Gloucester
The pet project of eccentric—but highly successful—inventor John Hays Hammond, Jr., this medieval-style castle offers shots of romantic arches, ornate architectural details, distinctive gardens, and towering turrets.
5. Ravenstone, Lynn
Part jewelry shop, part bookstore, part gift boutique, Ravenstone is a destination rich with visual character. Stocked with glittering gems, colorful textiles, and quirky décor, the shop offers the perfect chance to showcase your personal style.
6. House of the Seven Gables, Salem
At the house made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel of the same name, the titular roofline juts dramatically into the sky and makes it easy to imagine supernatural mystery. Perfect for illustrating the mix of history and spookiness that Salem offers.
7. Beauport Hotel, Gloucester
Snap a shot of your poolside cocktail, the harbor views from your dinner table, or the sparkle of the newly renovated oyster bar. Beauport’s combination of New England tradition and modern luxury is virtually made for Instagram.
8. The Newburyport Boardwalk, Newburyport
This riverfront boardwalk offers a great vantage point for capturing charming New England vignettes. Elegant boats sail the Merrimack River, sunsets cast warm colors over the scene, and historic homes and buildings surround the area.
9. Motif #1, Rockport
You’ve certainly seen paintings or photos of this quaint red fishing shack, decked with colorful buoys. But go ahead and grab another shot for yourself—it’s a classic shot for a reason.
10. The Cabot Lodge, Beverly
The curated style of this boutique hotel in downtown Beverly offers fantastic fodder for posts and stories. Make sure to snag a selfie in front of the bold floral mural on the exterior wall by the front door.