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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
Boston, MA
Back Bay
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

Fantastic architecture throughout the area. Great shopping and dining on Newbury Street. If you have extra time while near Boston Common, take an easy walk along these streets.

Thank 5eaAirLand
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We stayed at the Eliot Hotel on the edge of the Back Bay Area and loved it. The Eliot is a classy elegant boutique hotel. This hotel puts you in easy walking distance to Newbury St, Boylston St, the Prudential Center, and more. We so...More

Thank rhondairis
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Before a 19th century filling project, the Back Bay area of Boston was literally a bay where, 5,200 years ago, Native Americans built fish weirs. Today, along with neighboring Beacon Hill, the 340-acre Back Bay area is one of Boston's two most expensive residential neighborhoods....More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017

Got a great last minute deal on a room at the Colonnade Hotel right in the heart of the action. Walking distance to most of the top attractions in Boston, some excellent restaurants and shopping.

Thank Doug D
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Interesting history and architecture in the Back Bay. Enjoyed a tour of the Back Bay and would recommend doing a tour to fully understand the history and points of interest.

Thank Denise S
Reviewed 9 September 2017

The Back Bay area is very nice. Very well established downtown. Traffic moves well on the streets and sidewalks. Everything is walkable. Lots of greenery at times!

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Back Bay is where you head for upscale shopping and dining. Newberry Street is the heart of the boutique shopping, while Prudential Center and Copley Place are more traditional malls. Commonwealth Avenue Mall is not a mall at all, rather an elegant divided Avenue with...More

Thank eskdunning
Reviewed 2 September 2017

We stayed in the Back Bay neighborhood which was perfect. Restaurants and shopping along with the "T" transit all right there. Fenway Park is easy walking distance too!

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Lots of different hotels to choose from. You can walk the Freedom Trail or go to Boston Commons. The hotels are a bit pricey especially if the Red Sox are having a home game. Lots of restaurants and your close to North End Italian food.

Thank JKNC8178
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Because Back Bay was filled in during the 1800s, most of the architecture is from the latter portion of that century. Several of the churches are graced with Tiffany and Faber stained glass and are remarkable. Close by is the Boston Public Garden which is...More

Thank Quita S
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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Nearby Attractions
Boston Public Library
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.07 km away
Trinity Church
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.18 km away
Copley Square
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.12 km away
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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
5 October 2015|
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Response from Nikos T | Reviewed this property |
Check the website and maybe give them a call.