Attractions

Top Choice Library in Back Bay

Boston Public Library

Dating from 1852, the esteemed Boston Public Library lends credence to Boston’s reputation as the Athens of America. The old McKim building is notable for its magnificent facade and exquisite interior art. Pick up a…
Top Choice Church in Back Bay

Trinity Church

A masterpiece of American architecture, Trinity Church is the country's ultimate example of Richardsonian Romanesque. The granite exterior, with a massive portico and side cloister, uses sandstone in colorful patter…
Top Choice Park in Back Bay

Charles River Esplanade

The southern bank of the Charles River Basin is an enticing urban escape, with grassy knolls and cooling waterways, all designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. It stretches almost 3 miles along the Boston shore of the Ch…
Viewpoint in Back Bay

Prudential Center Skywalk Observatory

Technically called the Shops at Prudential Center, this landmark Boston building is not much more than a fancy shopping mall. But it does provide a bird’s-eye view of Boston from its 50th-floor Skywalk. Completely e…
Library in Back Bay

Mary Baker Eddy Library & Mapparium

The Mary Baker Eddy Library houses one of Boston’s hidden treasures. The intriguing Mapparium is a room-sized, stained-glass globe that visitors walk through on a glass bridge. It was created in 1935, which is refle…
Plaza in Back Bay

Copley Square

Here you'll find a cluster of handsome historic buildings, including the ornate French-Romanesque Trinity Church, the masterwork of architect HH Richardson. Across the street, the classic Boston Public Library, Amer…
Gallery in Back Bay

School of Fashion Design

In an appropriate location in the heart of Newbury St, this is Boston's only educational institution focusing exclusively on fashion design, teaching students the art of color, design, illustration and portfolio dev…
Notable Building in Back Bay

John Hancock Tower

Constructed with more than 10,000 panels of mirrored glass, the 62-story John Hancock Tower was designed in 1976 by Henry Cobb. It is the tallest and most beloved skyscraper on the Boston skyline – despite the preca…
Church in Back Bay

Christian Science Church

Known to adherents as the ‘Mother Church,’ this is the international home base for the Church of Christ, Scientist (Christian Science), founded by Mary Baker Eddy in 1866. Tour the grand Romanesque basilica, which c…
Gallery in Back Bay

Gallery Naga

Inside the Gothic digs of the Church of the Covenant, Gallery Naga exhibits contemporary painters, featuring many highly regarded local and regional artists. You might see varied prints, photographs and sculpture, o…