Thanks to one of Boston’s most ambitious urban design projects, Back Bay is filled with high-rises rather than high tides. Once the city created land out of its previously soggy marsh, Victorian brownstones and elegant churches quickly took root. Back Bay continues to attract attention for its famed high-end shopping, ritzy hotels and upscale restaurants, and world-renowned architecture—all promising that this highly-sought after neighborhood’s popularity continues to rise, even if its water levels don’t.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Sophisticated Living Along the Charles River
Less than five minute walk to Copley Square and the Boston Common, and close to the South End, Fenway Park and many historic sites. Many incredible restaurants, bars, music venues, and theater options are minutes away by foot."
Recreation On the Charles
Very Artsy, vibrant area. This is not South Boston, but The South End is steps to Back Bay, Theater district, Beacon Hill, Chinatown, Copley Square, Fenway area and Newbury Street. The neighborhood is safe, friendly, and perfect to use as a base for Boston travel."
The Quintessential Elegance of Copley Square
Perfect jumping off point for everyday exploration of Boston. Great restaurants, coffee shops and bakeries are nearby."
Visited in 2013
Boutique Shopping In Back Bay
...if you are planning to explore Boston dining experience and eat out most of the time, you are golden."
Dining In Boston's Back Bay
We were able to walk both to Boston U and up to the north section of town for the historic sights and great Italian food."
Visited in 2013
Nighttime In Back Bay
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