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Back Bay, Boston

Neighborhood · Hidden Gem · Other
We are Boston's favorite place to shop, dine, play, and stay.

Stroll Back Bay's tree-lined streets, grab a bite al fresco, carve out your own quiet corner at the Boston Public Library, and pick up that must-have style on Newbury and Boylston Streets, the Prudential Center, and Copley Place.

Whether you're in the neighborhood for a day or you've lived here for years, you'll find everything you're looking for right here.
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  • Filled with old houses, oil lamps, parks, statues, trees, and walkways in the middle of the street. This is what you envision when you think of Boston’s old world charm. The expensive houses weren’t.....  more »
  • The back bay consisting of newbury street and commonwealth ave take you back to Europe with the avenues and shops and food. Boston is a walking city so enjoy it and all it has to offer.  more »

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