LOCAL Love: Boston

Today, we’re talking Boston. One of the oldest cities in America, it comes as no surprise that Boston is, and always has been, a hub for the arts, education, and cultural diversity. Founded in 1630, Boston exists as a historical landmark in the nation’s history. It is a city of “firsts”- spearheading all kinds of social development projects such as public schools, mass transportation, and public parks.

From Boston’s rich cultural roots, literature and arts movements have flourished in the city and granted the well-earned nickname “intellectual capital of the United States.” Boston was the birthplace of the first free public library in 1852, the Boston Public Library. Art museums such as the Museum of Fine Arts and Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), as well as famous historical sites like Boston Common, Park Street Church, Old State House, and Old Corner Bookstore continue to draw visitors to the city year-round.

The lucky ones who call Boston home each have a personalized relationship with the city in their own way. We asked a handful of Bostonians to show us their all time fave spots in the city and explain what makes it so special to them! We love Boston and are glad to be a part of such a historical city. Read on about the places they selected below:

Hey Boston! I've teamed up with @westelm to show some #locallove in our great city. Did you know the Boston Public Library, established in 1848, was the first large, free municipal library in the USA? That means free books for all. Yes, please! What's your favorite spot in town? #ad #westelmLOCAL #boston

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I've partnered with @westelm to share my favorite Boston sunset spot with you all. It's such a beautiful view of the skyline, while still in the city. Right on the water with lots of flowers and a large fire pit to keep you warm after the sun goes down. It truly is a gem ✨#ad, #westelmLOCAL, #locallove . . . . #allshots #livefolk #postitfortheaesthetic #justgoshoot #wearecreative #mytinyatlas #hsdailyfeature #huntgram #liveessential #pursuepretty #daintydiscoveries #flashesofdelight #photosociety #belovedlife #ardentfinds #thecoolhunter #howyouglow #finditliveit #momentswithsunday #visualcoop #thehappynow #letsgosomewhere #venturefarandlow #villagestyle #therudepoodle #greencouch #feelfreefeed

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some exciting news! after months of house hunting, we've finally found our own little piece of Boston. we'll be sharing more details once we move in, but the location couldn't be better. luckily, it's not too far from our favorite spot to enjoy the summer sunsets. with all the joys (and expenses) of buying a home, we might be staying put for the summer but something tells me there are more Castle Island date nights in our future! what's your favorite local landmark? @westelm #westelmlocal #locallove #ad

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One of my favorite spots in Boston is Boston Harbor ⚓️ so when @westelm asked if I had a favorite place that I wanted to shout out to for some #locallove I knew I would be heading here! Growing up we spent a lot of time on the Cape, and one of my dad's favorite things to do was watch the boats in the harbor. The Tall Ships are in town until Wednesday, so we went down today with my dad to see them. There's something about Boston Harbor that makes this city a little extra special ❤️ and just across from where I'm standing in this photo is the hotel where we had our wedding reception 3 years ago! Best views of the city from their patio! Plus, you may or may not know that Boston Harbor has a bunch of islands you can visit for day trips. ⛴ #westelmlocal #ad

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Back home again in my favorite city! Happy to be highlighting a favorite spot as a part of @westelm's Local Love campaign. 📍❤️ @mikeandpattys is a tiny corner sandwich shop in the historic Bay Village neighborhood. The space is small, but they've got a lot of soul and the "Fancy" Egg Sandwich is worth the trip alone. #westelmLOCAL #locallove #ad

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