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Back Bay in Boston

Back Bay and Charles River Back Bay and Charles River Photo by Eric Kilby via Flickr

Aside from Charles River Esplanade, Back Bay is one of the famous tourist destinations in Massachusetts, Boston. It is now a recognized neighborhood of Massachusetts, Boston that is popular for its rows of homes made like Victorian Brownstones. Back Bay is also considered as one of the best preserved showcases of the 19th century United States urban design, together with its various architecturally relevant individual establishments as well as important cultural institutions like the Boston Public Library. For local or foreign shoppers, Bay Back is also the best fashionable shopping destination most especially in Boylston Streets and Newbury, which is adjacent to the Copley Place and Prudential Center and homes for some of Boston’s highest office establishments, the Hynes Convention Center and various hotels like the Mandarin Oriental Hotel.

The Back Bay Neighborhood Association considers the bounds in the North to be the Charles River, in East: Park Square to Arlington St, right away with New York New Haven, Columbus Avenue and Hartford while in South: the Massachusetts Turnpike, Dalton St. and Huntington Avenue and on the West is the Charles gate East.

Before Back Bay’s transformation in the 19th century, it was literally a bay between the Cambridge and Boston and west of Shawmut Peninsula. The bay is tidal and the water fell and rose few feet over the course each day. The architectural design of the Back Bay was adapted to the Haussmann’s Renovation of Paris with parallel, tree lined and wide avenues than anything seen in other bays in Boston. The architectural designs of Back Bay have been preserved until this day. There are numerous tourist spots where you can enjoy, relax and learn the history of Boston. In Copley Square, you can find the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, the John Hancock Tower and other various notable establishments. You can take pictures with your family or simply ride boats and enjoy the nature.


Location/Map:  Back Bay Boston, MA
Website: Plan your visit to Back Bay