The Back Bay neighborhood runs along the Charles River on the opposite side of Cambridge. Upscale shopping, boutiques, art galleries, and fabulous restaurants makes this trendy neighborhood a must-see on your Boston visit. The area is home to Copley Place, Prudential Center and The John Hancock Tower, Trinity Church (one of the country’s 10 finest buildings), and shopping along Newbury Street.
Much of the Back bay is built on a landfill. As a result, it is one of the few places in Boston where streets are actual laid out in a straight line. The Green line runs through the neighborhood providing easy access. Historical buildings include the Gibson House, First Baptist Church, Boston Public Library, and the Institute of Contemporary Art.
Be sure to walk down Commonwealth Ave, Boston’s first planned neighborhood from the 19th century. It was modeled on the Boulevards of Paris.
Explore Back Bay
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Grill 23 and Bar
Try one of Boston’s best Steak Houses.
Hard Rock Cafe
Copley Square Hard Rock Cafe – Some good Aerosmith stuff on display.
Stephanie’s on Newbury
Classic comfort food in Back Bay.
The Capital Grille
Award Winning Steak makes this one of our favorites.
Top of the Hub
This is the perfect setting for romance, an elegant restaurant at the top of the Prudential tower.
La Galleria 33
Restaurant and Lounge features New England and contemporary American cuisine.
Claim to fame is the largest raw bar in New England! You can bring you Kids to this one.
Small neighborhood dark with lots of character located on the west end of Back Bay.
Neighborhood Pub near Hynes Convention Center.
Courtyard Copley Square
A step up from your typical Courtyard. One of the best places to stay in Back Bay. Perfect for the Business Traveler. Good value!
Rates from: $ 228 – $ 519.
Marriott Copley Place
This hotel has it all. We think the best Boston location, nice rooms, good staff, walk to the T, It’s a shoppers paradise, Legal Seafood nearby and Starbucks on the second floor. Rates from: $ 199 – $ 499. information on the Marriott hotel.
Fairmont Copley Plaza
Tough to go wrong with the Fairmont. First-class hotel in a great Back Bay location. Check out the popular Oak Room.
Rates from: $ 248 – $ 469.
If you’re looking for exceptional value in the historic Back Bay, consider the Charlesmark Hotel. The Boutique style hotel offers a good alternative to the typical chain hotels. Location is tough to beat!
Rates from: $ 149 – $ 199.
Loews’ is one of Boston’s finest hotels, suitable for the tourist or the business traveler. Great location only blocks from Copley Square. We highly recommend Loews to anyone traveling to Boston. See what a $60 million dollar renovation can do for an old police station.
Rates from: $ 194 – $ 495.
The Westin Copley Place
AAA Four Diamond Award Winner located in the heart of trendy Back Bay. Friendly staff, comfortable beds, and great views!
Rates from: $ 259 – $ 614.