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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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Boston, MA
Back Bay
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

The Back Bay of Boston is where the action is. Wonderful hotels, fabulous restaurants, shop till you drop, Overwhelming HISTORY everywhere. I loved it. Took a bay cruise, checked out "Old Ironsides", said hello to the Boston Commons. What's not to like?

1  Thank Charles M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Back Bay is safe, live, residential and industrial neighborhood of Boston. It is most famous for its rows of Victorian brownstone homes — considered one of the best preserved examples of 19th-century urban design in the United States — as well as numerous architecturally significant...More

1  Thank tk3232
Reviewed 9 July 2017

The Back Bay area in Boston is quite beautiful. There are lots of restaurants to choose from and nice little shops to shop at, too. A nice park to visit, as well.

1  Thank HOCKPOOH
Reviewed 2 July 2017

Really beautiful place for a walk, fresh air, green gardens and small water animals... worth a visit!

Thank WYD_Pilgrims
Reviewed 28 June 2017

So we spent a week in Boston recently and stayed in Back Bay. The streets are so well laid out and the front gardens are so well tended. Great for shopping and eating out. There's so much to see and we always felt safe. Worth...More

1  Thank ColinJBloomer
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Lived in the area 25 years ago, we came back as a family touring colleges. We stayed at the large Marriott, and we walked all throughout back bay. It used to be a very up – scale, "hip"area. And it still is! Lovely residential, and...More

11  Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We enjoyed the dining, shopping and activities of Back Bay. Nice place to walk. Interesting architecture.

Thank Pamela H
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Love this area, easily accessible and nice to walk around. Lots to see. One of my favorite spots in Boston.

Thank JuliiaHWashington_DC
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Still a nice place to walk on a pretty day, but all the old boutiques and galleries are turning into chain stores. The block of Boylston from Arlington to Berkeley in particular is nearly bare now.

Thank Northern_Traveler00
Reviewed 22 June 2017

The Back Bay area of Boston is a wonderful area of town with high-end stores, hotels and restaurants mixed with cute shops and small eateries. It is a very walkable area with access to lots of transportation and is near Fenway Park. We felt very...More

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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
12 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
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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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