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Back Bay

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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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"newbury street"
in 38 reviews
"charles river"
in 31 reviews
"beautiful area of boston"
in 5 reviews
"great area to stay"
in 4 reviews
"mass ave"
in 5 reviews
"boston public library"
in 14 reviews
"prudential center"
in 12 reviews
"great neighborhood"
in 8 reviews
"trinity church"
in 11 reviews
"high end shopping"
in 5 reviews
"old south church"
in 5 reviews
"copley place"
in 5 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 6 reviews
"walk around"
in 9 reviews
"fenway park"
in 15 reviews
"public gardens"
in 5 reviews
"beacon hill"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited a friend who lives in this area. The neighborhood properties are so historical and beautiful. Location is amazing...close to shopping, restaurants, Fenway, waterway. Even the beaches are less than an hour a way by car.

Thank Burghluv2travel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented an apartment in the heart of Back Bay. The whole neighborhood is beautiful with classical buildings, greats parks, and a safe, relaxed atmosphere. There are high-end shopping and little, beautiful streets. Back Bay is close to Harvard and MIT and was a great...More

Thank rod48533
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We love going out to Back Bay for dinners, drinks and simply just walking around. The views of the Harbor are beautiful. Plenty of shopping as well...not to mention some terrific historic sites including the Boston Library, Old South Church, Trinity Church, and Fenway Park!

Thank Bill B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the Hop-on-Hop-off bus tour and when we went across the Bay and looked back at the Back Bay area it takes your breath away. This is the perfect picture and an amazing view of beauty.

Thank Kim D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a tourist from England I have to admit to not being overly tempted by the shops given the state of the pound/dollar exchange rate BUT there is such a magnificently rich tapestry of houses as well as churches and iconic buildings (old and new)...More

Thank Steve T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A neighbourhood of Boston , very famous for its Victorian brownstone houses ,the Public Library and fashionable shopping streets ,centres and buildings. In old times the areall was a bay..

Thank Inam K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit. Lots of amazing opulent hotels, restaurants, high-end shopping. Great place to people watch. Easy to walk around and get to lots of different areas in Boston.

Thank mfbarthe
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Back Back was always my favorite spot In Boston. Now after 33 years i have returned, and as i passed through Back Bay Old memories flooded my head of Boston University, Fenway, Copley Sq. And the beautiful homes. Well, it has not changed!! I love...More

Thank bgerber948
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm lucky in that both my work and my vacation brings me to the Back Bay. It's great for both. This is a great place to locate yourself during either type of trip. Very centrally located and a great base from which to travel to/from...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wonderful place to spend a summer afternoon, great views nice walking and sitting areas and lots going on in the bay!

Thank Vach
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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
...More
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stewart c
16 June 2018|
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Response from sorr826 | Reviewed this property |
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
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pvillejennie
13 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
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