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Back Bay

Back Bay

Learn more about one of the most picture-perfect parts of the City of Boston.

It’s easy to understand why the Back Bay is one of the most appealing neighborhoods in America. Unique shops, trendy restaurants, and vintage homes are found on its main streets, including:

  • Newbury Street
  • Boylston Street, and
  • Commonwealth Avenue.

It’s not uncommon to see celebrities walking around these beautiful streets. Even the Back Bay’s buildings are famous. Here you’ll find:

  • the Prudential Center
  • the John Hancock Tower
  • Trinity church, and
  • the Boston Public Library.

Upcoming events

Historic Windows
May 1

Historic Window Restoration Talk

Romeo and Juliet in their swan carts
May 2

Return of the Swans

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May 4

Newbury Street Walking Tour

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May 5

Back Bay Walking Tour

Latest news

Snap Shot Exhibit
Apr 28

Mayor Walsh Announces Enrollment for BCYF’s Snap Shot Teen Photography Program

Boston Centers for Youth & Families
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Apr 26

Unlocking Boston’s budget

Budget
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Apr 25

Traffic advisory for Greek Independence Day Parade

Transportation
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Apr 24

First annual Civic Engagement Week underway

Neighborhood Services