Find Scenic Views in Boston

To start your search for a scenic park in Boston, pick a neighborhood in the Boston, Cambridge and Brookline areas. If you’re having trouble finding a park with scenic views, we have some suggestions on the best options for Boston scenery.

Browse by Scenery

Looking for a park with certain scenery? Choose from one of the following scenery options:

Best Scenic Parks in Boston

Here are our recommendations for scenic parks to visit in the Boston area (updated for 2022):

A well-landscaped park in Boston’s Seaport neighborhood located on the marina, with close views of the Skyline and Boston Harbor.

A long park that runs along the Charles River with historic bridges, lagoons, and docks. Located in Back Bay and Downtown.

One of America’s oldest parks features a small pond with swan boats, historic sculptures, and vibrant greenery.

A Jamaica Plain staple with tranquil lake with trails for walking & running, wooded areas, and wildlife.

Trails, woodlands and small ponds, Olmsted Park is located in Jamaica Plain, and offers a variety of scenic views.  

Enjoy some of the best views of Boston Harbor of the city skyline – truly one of Boston’s scenic views located in East Boston.

A 281-acre preserve and botanical garden in Jamaica Plain and Roslindale, full of flowers large trees, hills, and small ponds.

A park in the Fenway Neighborhood with community gardens, a rose garden area, & trails alongside the Muddy River.

Rose Kennedy Greenway is a green space in Downtown Boston with lovely landscapes, walking paths, public art and more.

A park in South Boston, home to historic Fort Independence, and no shortage of waterfront views.

Boston Common is a popular park with sculptures, statues, and picnic areas in downtown Boston.

A tucked-away park in Brookline, Larz Anderson Park has trails, fields, and elevated views of Boston’s skyline.

Browse by Neighborhood

Choose from one of the neighborhoods below to find a park for scenic views in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, and Somerville:

View a list of all scenic parks located in Boston, Cambridge and Brookline. Find a park and get outdoors to explore Boston scenery.