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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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All reviews newbury street charles river beautiful area of boston mass ave boston public library prudential center great neighborhood high end shopping trinity church old south church copley place great place to walk walk around fenway park public gardens beacon hill public transportation
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Reviewed 16 July 2018

The Back Bay area and the area between Storrow Drive and the Charles River is a necklace of parks a few miles long from downtown Boston to Newton. Areas to boat, picnic, play ball, playgrounds for young children, or just watch the boats and sun....More

Thank frugalarnie
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Whether it is shopping on Newbury st. or checking out the Prudential; with it's new restaurants; or taking in our newly renovated Copley Sq. Library, you can't go wrong.

Thank Anthony D
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Back Bay along with Beacon Hill are probably the best neighborhoods you can choose to spend some days in Boston. The area is simply beautiful, super secure and close to everything. We stayed over Marlborough street and we were able to visit Boston Major attractions...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

Pick a river view at whatever hotel you choose in Boston. You will not be disappointed. The Back Bay is incredible!

Thank wnyc
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We are staying in a hotel one block from the Boston Public Library. In the first 24 hours here, we have seen so much without having to go very far!

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

We went on the boat to see wailings and we saw them very well Amazing and impressive, nature on his best.

Thank Leon W
Reviewed 19 June 2018

We stayed on Commonwealth Avenue. We were within walking distance of Newberry Street which offers numerous shopping venues and many restaurants.

Thank BevMukilteo
Reviewed 18 June 2018

The back bay is a nice and safe part of the city. There is lots of good stuff for all ages. It is walking distance to Fenway Park and Symphony Hall among many other attractions. There are great restaurants for the older crowd and great...More

Thank stephen g
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Gorgeous, relaxing, interesting. Loved walking around and taking in the sights. We had a lovely and romantic day just strolling around and taking it easy. Just beautiful.

Thank SihamL65
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Stayed in Back bay. Walked to everything.. Fenway Park, Copley Square, Newberry Street...Plenty of restaurants and shopping. safe clean and fun. Lots to see and do for everyone!

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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
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Response from sorr826 | Reviewed this property |
There are parking garages all over downtown Boston. Depends on where you want to go. I know the mall at Copley place has parking and you can take the train and or the bus to downtown Boston from there or enjoy the Back... More
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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