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“Pretty”
Review of Back Bay

Ranked #13 of 419 things to do in Boston
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
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
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"charles river"
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"beautiful area of boston"
in 5 reviews
"great area to stay"
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"boston public library"
in 14 reviews
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"copley place"
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"high end shopping"
in 4 reviews
"old south church"
in 4 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 6 reviews
"fenway park"
in 14 reviews
"walk around"
in 8 reviews
"public gardens"
in 5 reviews
"beacon hill"
in 9 reviews
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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
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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 safe during our visit and would not hesitate to pick this area again.

Thank aeropom
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

We came here when we were visiting college in April. I'm glad I had my jacket on because near the water it is a little breezy and cool.

Thank Sheryl T
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Reviewed 16 June 2017

Back Bay was one of my favorite areas in Boston. We started off the day eating and touring the Boston City Library, then moved on to Newbury Street. There is shopping galore in old brownstones. I read about it before we visited and my site said one end of the Street boasts the most expensive shopping in the world, then moves down to reasonable prices. I didn't buy much, but enjoyed every shop and the kitchen shop and Simon & Pearce was my favorites. There are so many things to do in this area, but our day was over before we knew it.

Thank Alicia N
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