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Back Bay

Boston, MA
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This tony neighborhood--one of the two most expensive residential areas in Boston--started as a bay. The bay was filled in during the 19th century to create the area now known by the name Back Bay. The area is known for its Victorian brownstones, the Boston Public Library, shopping, office high rises and upscale hotels.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Homes from the 1800s. Shopping, restaurants and tree lined streets. If you are looking for shopping, walk down Newbury St. If you want a peaceful place to sit or walk along tree lined paths, take Commonwealth Ave. Other streets that have old home to see...More

Thank AtulV
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Great area. Always trying to get a hotel here. Very convenient for shopping, restaurants and bars. Close enough to walk to the Charles River and even Fenway Park

1  Thank stephanthun
Reviewed 23 March 2017

I've worked in Boston/Copley for a number of years. I worked in Copley Place and that gave me a chance to see the churches, library, malls, and restaurants in and around Copley. Boston is a very walk-able city.

1  Thank nh681
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Nice place to stay in. Walking areas include restaurants, library, theaters, etc. Close to the T station and Amtrack. Can get to the north end with a fairly cheap Uber ride. Lots of nice hotels.

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Very good place to stay, shops and restaurants almost everywhere.. some of them cheap other chic. I really enjoyed!

Thank Effe E
Reviewed 26 February 2017

The neighborhood is one of a kind. Restaurants and shopping are here (Boylston St, Newbury St, etc) and yet Marlborough and the surrounding streets are picture perfect. Take a walk or run along the Charles River and even cross the bridge into Cambridge from here!

Thank Heather M
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Back Bay made for a beautiful place to stay while visiting Boston for a conference. Tons of shops, bars, and restaurants in walking distance. Downtown, Fenway Park, and the Conference Centre are also easily walkable! Close proximity to running and biking trails along the water.

Thank Annie M
Reviewed 10 February 2017

We really like the Back Bay area. We stay at the Boston Marriott Copley place, shop Newberry street and browse Copley square and Boylston street. Love all the choice of restaurants to eat.

Thank French S
Reviewed 23 January 2017

We stayed in this area and it was such a great choice! Lots of shopping and restaurants close by! Highly recommend!

Thank Jacqui B
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The Back Bay has exceptional character in the buildings and shops. Inviting atmosphere to anyone that graces its Streets.

1  Thank 914gailr
Back Bay
Wander around this quintessential neighborhood in the
heart of Boston for high-end shops, restaurants, and
the feeling of city bustle. Its most identifiable
skyscrapers, the Prudential Center and John Hancock
Tower, are highlights of the city skyline. Visit
Newbury street to explore unique and trendy boutiques
– as well as every other kind of store imaginable –
all housed in beautiful brownstone buildings. In nice
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Hi Sandra, Any and all info regarding where we can watch our cousin in the marathon this weekend would be a tremendous help. I hear there's bleachers somewhere for spectators, and fun things for the crowd to get involved. Any clue about any of this, or where exactly it is in Back Bay? Thanks!
13 April 2016|
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Response from JoeP2794 | Reviewed this property |
This year the Back Bay route is very short. On Commonwealth Ave from Mass Ave to Hereford right on Hereford to Boylston and then on to the finish line. You wont be able to get close to the finish line so I suggest either on... More
I'd like to go to Trinity Church for a service Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. Is this even possible for an out-of-towner?
5 October 2015|
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Response from Nikos T | Reviewed this property |
Check the website and maybe give them a call.