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Back Bay, Boston
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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."
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  • Back Bay is definitely a must-see neighborhood. Boylston is the backbone of the area and is chock full of stores, restaurants and hotels. However, take time to explore some of the side streets like Ne...  more »
  • A spectacular walk away. We walk around this beautiful neighborhood where you'll find the typical Bostonian culture houses. It is a must to immerse yourself in the!
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  • Shopping, dining or just people watching, this one of the great historical neighborhoods of Boston. Lots to see