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Last updated: 5/15/19

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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Jul 16

Summer tennis and reading program (ages 11 - 18)

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Jul 16

Boston Neighborhood Basketball League

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Jul 17

Summer tennis and reading program (ages 6 - 10)

Boston Parks Summer Fitness series
Jul 17

Summer fitness series: Qigong in Bay Village

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Jul 8

Open Newbury Street, Bastille Day

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Jun 28

Traffic advisory for 2019 July Fourth celebration

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Jun 26

Traffic advisory for Saturday, June 29, through Sunday, June 30, 2019

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Jun 20

BAA 10K, Other Events

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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.