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Back Bay

A picture-perfect neighborhood in the City of Boston.

The Back Bay is one of the most appealing neighborhoods in America. It's also a protected historic district.

Back Bay
Boston MA  02116
United States

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Upcoming events
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Apr 14

Connect Downtown office hours (South End Library)

2020 Return of the Swans
May 1

2020 Return of the Swans

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May 2

2020 Love Your Block Spring Cleanup

Connect Downtown office hours
May 7

Connect Downtown office hours (Central Library)

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Landmarks Project Spotlight: 212 Stuart Street

Landmarks Commission
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City of Boston traffic advisory for First Night Boston 2020

Transportation
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Santa Speedo Run and North End Christmas Parade

Transportation
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Mayor's 2019 Enchanted Trolley Tour

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Neighborhood features

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. You’ll find:

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