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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 yesterday

I really like this area. Great restaurants and shops and great for walking and exploring. I also like to stay in this area.

Thank drastler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

as long as you can go, its nice and a very good breath on the see side or take a boat, all is lovely and very interesting

1  Thank MartinMaXX
Reviewed 9 December 2017

The back bay has tremendous charm and potential. Its numerous visitors and activities are testimony to the importance for Boston. Unfortunately, however, the Back Bay falls short of its true potential in several ways. The poor traffic planning and infrastructure of the Memorial and Storrow...More

3  Thank Muralto60
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We took a guided boat tour of the bay. The boat was nice and big and the girl talking about the bay was very knowledgeable and had plenty of interesting facts to tell. It was well worth the money and we would do it again!!!

1  Thank jameslee777
Reviewed 21 November 2017

I'd recommend staying here - its far enough out and close enough in to ensure quietness is within walking distance. Beautiful area - great bars

2  Thank CusBrighton
Reviewed 23 October 2017

The views of the harbour, the skyline of buildings and the mass of boats bobbing about on a lovely blue sparkly sea - bliss

1  Thank Alison H
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Complete contrast with the North End of Boston. Walkable grid pattern of streets are reassuring and are easy to maneuver. Just does not allow for hidden treasures in alleyways as other parts of Boston.

1  Thank Cavydad
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Stayed in Back Bay for a conference nearby. Walked the surrounding neighborhoods, felt safe, College students everywhere, quaint shops and larger department stores at the Prudential Center provide every type of shopping you could ever want. Transit access was easy and had a chance to...More

2  Thank Connie C
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We stayed in the back Bay Area. It was clean and safe. We felt close to lots of shopping, restaurants and bars.

1  Thank mkalt1
Reviewed 16 October 2017

I love the Back Bay. It has so many different elements to it such as history, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, school, transportation...etc etc.

2  Thank John P
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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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
4 October 2015|
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Response from Nikos T | Reviewed this property |
Check the website and maybe give them a call.