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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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I was in Boston for a conference but made it out to explore for a couple of hours each day. Highlights were Copley Square, Boston Public Library, the original Cheers bar and the Boston Museum of Fine Art (the latter two a short walk form...More
We were fortunate to have a hotel near the Back Bay. This area is central to many essential BOston Sites including the Freedom Trail and Fenway Park. Many. many restaurants and shops here. Boston is expensive, though so be prepared!
Where are the Back Bay boundaries: well, that is a mouth-full. Copley Square sits on fill. Historic churches sit on fill. And "fill" has moved uptown a bit. Find the Emerald Necklace open space and fan out from there. This is pricey real estate which...More
I experienced Back Bay on a gorgeous late-summer weekend, so you may want to subtract a little enthusiasm from this rave review. Also, if you currently live in a major city's urban heart, Back Bay may not be as exceptional as it was for me,...More
We stayed in the Back Bay, because our main focus was going to Fenway. We highly recommend as it saved us lots of travel time to and from the games. Clean neighborhood, lots of fun, good restaurants, great hotel.
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
weather, restaurant patio seating is packed with Bostonians and tourists alike soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the food. Commonwealth Ave offers a beautiful stroll down residential tree-lined streets. Keep walking towards the Charles River and enjoy a beautiful view by the water. In warmer months, people run and bike on paths running along the esplanade, and sail and kayak on the Charles River. Boylston street, also full of shops, bars, and restaurants, is the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Head towards Copley Square and check out the Boston Public Library, which is particularly beautiful from the Dartmouth street entrance.
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
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 bay... nowadays people UBER so that is always a great go to.