There’s no shortage of spectacular vantage points to chase sunsets in Boston. If you want the best sunset view of Boston, below are some of the most popular spots to mesmerize at the beauty of Boston draped in ombre magenta skies:
1. View Boston
Opening later this year, View Boston, is a 3-story observation deck atop the Prudential Center. Here you’ll be able to see the city and miles outside of it from 750 feet in the air!
2. Charles River Esplanade docks (Boston side)
Relax on a dock with a cheeseboard and good company! Grab a chair or blanket and, some even do a hammock, and enjoy the stellar views!
3. Charles River Esplanade (Cambridge side)
They say the best view of your city is from outside of your city, and Boston is no different. Take the half mile journey across the Charles River, we love Mass Ave for some glorious views, and then catch the sun going down in Boston from a bench on the Cambridge-Side of The Charles River near MIT and Kendall Square.
4. Blue Hills
Some of the hiking trails at this Milton reservation, just 28 minutes outside of the city, provide spectacular skyline views!
5. Helicopter ride
Who said we were staying on land? Helicopter Tour Boston offers 45-minute sunset tours of Boston where you’ll view all of your favorite landmarks with unreal views while relaxing in a private helicopter!
6. Piers Park East Boston
If you want a great view of the most picturesque city skyline, this is the place to find it! Eastie’s setting relative to Downtown and Back Bay provide great views of the heart of the city.
7. Boston Public Garden
Although filled with plants galore in spring and summer, the dwarfed heights still allows plenty of the sky to shine through! Watch the sunset as violinists serenade you with a soulful melody.
If you love a Boston Harbor sunset, this one’s for you! The Envoy offers gorgeous views of Seaport and the Boston Harbor! Make sue to check out our guide of the best rooftops in Boston, who all offer splendid skyline views at sunset.
9. Pier 6 Charlestown
This waterfront restaurant is great if you want a view while you eat! Indulge on fresh-caught seafood by the water!
10. Castle Island
Castle Island’s high elevation makes it perfect for watching the sun go down. The large lawn offers plenty of space and its right by the water so you can even take a sunset stroll in the sand!