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Back Bay

350 Stuart St, Boston, Massachusetts, United States

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4.0 out of 5
7 member's reviews
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  • Back Bay
    Julia
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    4 Feb 03, 2014

    There's a lot do and see at Back Bay: It's a great shopping area (especially Newbury and Boylston Streets) and there are a lot of sights: e.g. the John Hancock Tower, The Public Library, Prudential Center...

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsLocal CultureLuxury Travelers
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    Terry Gardner
    4 Apr 10, 2013

    The only thing holding a fifth star back from my review is the fact that I still need to visit. How can you beat a hotel whose lobby once housed police detectives solving cases or an Irish bar, Cuffs, located in the basement where the drunk tank once stood. The Stanhope Grille is also located downstairs where holding cells were. Albert DeSalvo, a.k.a. the Boston Strangler, was processed and held in this basement, but fortunately for us, he checked out long ago.

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    Boston Duck Tours
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    The Back Bay is one of Boston's loveliest old neighborhoods. This area was once part of the Charles River. Starting in 1858, a landfill project created 450 acres of new land. While most of the neighborhood is residential, Newbury Street has become the home to some of Boston's finest clothing and jewelry stores, art galleries, and restaurants. There are, on average, seven beauty parlors on each block.

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    Katie Pierce
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    You can find me here most days. I love this neighborhood. It's got the staples of city life: food and shopping!

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    cristóbal josé prieto iñárritu
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I stayed in this charming Boston neighborhood when I went to Boston a few years ago. I loved the strolling down the tree-lined, cobblestone streets and eating in the sidewalk cafes. Back Bay also has a stunning collection of Brownstone houses that make it a very quaint and inviting place to visit. On top of all of that you are very close to a lot of the touristy parts of Boston.

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    Karoline P
    4 May 28, 2013

    Many shops, historical stops, restaurants, art galleries, etc.

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    4 Jul 26, 2011
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Description:

Back Bay, Boston is one of many neighborhoods in Boston. What separates Back Bay from many of the other areas of the city is its many buildings and areas of historical interest. One of the most popular areas of Back Bay is the famous Victorian Brownstones, which are found in rows reminiscent of the popular urban planning style of the 19-century. There are a number of other buildings of historical and architectural interest which can be found in Copley Square such as Trinity Church built beginning in 1872, and Boston Public Library built in 1888. The area of Back Bay is very much a reminder of the old Boston, and is at the heart of the city and is now one of the two most expensive neighborhoods in the city.
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