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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...more
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"newbury street"
in 38 reviews
"charles river"
in 29 reviews
"boston neighborhood"
in 6 reviews
"great area to stay"
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"mass ave"
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"beautiful neighborhood"
in 6 reviews
"upscale shopping"
in 4 reviews
"prudential center"
in 12 reviews
"boston public library"
in 12 reviews
"historic churches"
in 3 reviews
"trinity church"
in 10 reviews
"copley place"
in 5 reviews
"high end shopping"
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"old south church"
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"great place to walk"
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"great architecture"
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

We spent 3 nights in this area of Boston. It was our first visit to the city. This was a beautiful area. You will want to take a cab to the North End at night or if the weather isn't ideal.

Thank Madeline_J11
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

This is the prettiest part of downtown Boston, with old Brownstones and cute little squares. Worth just wandering without a goal and seeing what's to see.

Thank ThePackedBag
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

You are so close to everything but the residential area is quiet and so nice. The old brownstones are gorgeous and we loved walking in the parks. We liked walking to the Prudential center to get SO many goodies at Eataly and grabbing a good...More

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Was lovely to stay and walk amongst the back Bay area , was full of historic charm and interest with Newbury street shops and buildings, lovely selection of restaurants

Thank M C
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Reviewed 31 March 2018

Back Bay is the most cosmopolitan neighborhood in Boston. It is busy, vibrant yet clean and tidy. A good place to dine, shop or just wander around.

Thank Leon L
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had a quick but informative tour of this area. It is full of history and wonderful views. I didn't realize so much about the area and came home with lots of knowledge.

2  Thank Valerie B
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

A very safe, very clean upscale neighborhood. A great place to bring your family with little worry. Will definitely consider staying in Back Bay next time I am in Boston.

1  Thank JimWPPA
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

To me the back bay in Boston reminds me of a tamed version of Greenwich Village in NYC. There are rows of historic row homes with shops restaurants and bars spotted throughout. Some of the best neighborhood establishments are located here.

Thank Scott M
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Back Bay is nicely walkable. You can stroll along the Charles River or explore the boutiques on Newbury St. The Prudential Center is a maze, but worth exploring, especially on a rainy day. On Boyleston you'll encounter the Apple Store but also hidden favorites like...More

Thank Ed11225
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

If you love history then BEAN TOWN is your place!! Boston is a bucket list location and so is the BACK BAY!

1  Thank sorr826
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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
...More
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pvillejennie
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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
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dowjoan
5 October 2015|
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Response from Nikos T | Reviewed this property |
Check the website and maybe give them a call.
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