Back Bay

Back Bay includes the city’s most fashionable window-shopping, latte-drinking and people-watching area, on Newbury St, as well as its most elegant architecture, around Copley Sq. Its streets lined with stately brownstones and shaded by magnolia trees, it is among Boston's most prestigious addresses. For fresh air and riverside strolling, head to the Charles River Esplanade.

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These are our favorite local haunts, touristy spots, and hidden gems throughout Back Bay.


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