Back Bay, Boston
Categories: Neighborhoods, Tourist Spots
Back Bay is an officially recognized neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. 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 individual buildings, and cultural institutions such as the Boston Public Library. It is also a fashionable shopping destination (especially Newbury and Boylston Streets, and the adjacent Prudential Center and Copley Place malls) and home to some of Boston's tallest office buildings, the Hynes Convention Center, and numerous major hotels.The Neighborhood Association of the Back Bay considers the neighborhood's bounds to be "Charles River on the North; Arlington Street to Park Square on the East; Columbus Avenue to the New York New Haven and Hartford right-of-way (South of Stuart Street and Copley Place), Huntington Avenue, Dalton Street, and the Massachusetts Turnpike on the South; Charlesgate East on the West."Use our Boston vacation trip planner to arrange your visit to Back Bay and other attractions in Boston.
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The Back Bay is one of Boston's nicest neighbourhoods. There is a real mix of old & new architecture as well as many shops and restaurants to choose from. I was in town for the final weekend of the ba... read more »
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This neighborhood has changed over time. Now it is chic. NOne the less, the old buildings, the small shops and restaurants, the not-for-profits, the students amke this large neighborhood just a good p... read more »
Back Bay is a nice area to take a walk. It's not far from Copley Square and Newberry Street and you get to see a lot here.
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